Breguet Reine De Naples
The Breguet Reine de Naples is the cornerstone of women's watch of Breguet for those of you who don't know. This is a commonly recognized product as a first developed wristwatch, first produced for Caroline Murat, born in Bonaparte, the Queen of Naples, in 1812. In this series, Breguet continued to expand and this year is no different. The 8918 and 8967 were produced as two variants of the ovoid-shaped ladies' watch. We have 8967, which steps towards the lighter Reine de Naples edition. With a white, ovoid gold case of 43 mm x 34,95 mm, this version is slightly bigger than the 8919. This illustration has a flat bezel that resembles a coin's edge with the quintessential Breguet fluted case band. The crown is a white gold-facing crown at the 4 o'clock. The 8967 is new and unique thanks not to the size of the case but of the lacquered dial. Exquisite Timepieces is an authorized dealer of the Breguet Reine de Naples collection. You can find Breguet Reine de Naples watches for sale here.
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Breguet Reine de Naples Watch Collection Review
Breguet reinvented the women's watch with the Breguet queen of Naples in a classic case with a modern profile in honor of the first wristwatch produced in 1810 for the Queen of Naples. The various models in the series of Breguet Reine de Naples provide a perfect balance of experience, sophistication and quality materials offering a range of horological complexities and sculptures.
Breguet Reine de Naples: Brief History
A timepiece that Caroline Murat ordered from Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1810, and which was provided to her in 1812, sets the basis of the Reine de Naples collection. All traces of the original, however, have been lost since 1855. Not a single sketch, no engravings nor paintings Just words. Nothing at all. So the current collection was based on the descriptions tracked in the registers of this period, which were more or less detailed. On 8 June 1810, it is reported that the Queen of Naples had requested Breguet for two Breguet queen of Naples watches. The first of these was a big complicated watch. The second watch was "a bracelet watch that had a minute repeater and cost around 5,000 francs. The watch was ideal for a queen. Especially the one who bought 34 clocks and watches from the company from 1808 to 1814! In this way Breguet was ready to establish the heritage or as it was considered to be a "repeater for bracelet in oblong form" of the future Breguet Reine de Naples series mentioned in the registers under number 2639.
Artistically and physically, the first Reine de Naples was exceptional. A "free" lever escapement and a thermometer were present in this watch. The archives in Breguet note that the watch was made by 17 craftsmen, who took 34 different operations. More research shows that the gold dial with guilloche was in the first edition. The silver dial substituted the guilloche and the finished piece's Arabic numerals.
The watch was sent to its new owner on 21 December 1812. Breguet recorded it as' a very thin repeater N ° 2639 watch, silver dial, thermometer, Arabic numerals, fast-slow outside of a dial, fitted in a hair bracelet with a gold fine thread, by will, a simple gold key and another similarly trimmed gold bracelet in a red calf-skin case.'
Breguet collected the puzzle pieces from the details of its historical records nearly two centuries later and then introduced the Breguet Reine de Naples series. It was in the year 2002 and the watch had visually numerous similarities to what the different descriptions of the original piece had stated. The distinctive shape of the egg is in its white gold case The blued steel apple hands show hours and minutes on a subdial. The diamonds were hemmed bezel and flange. The mechanical motion automatically counts time inside.
The best-known women's watch of Breguet has since then lodged several variations, both mechanical and esthetic, confirming the quality of its curved lines and feminine elegance.
Breguet Reine de Naples Collection Models
The Breguet Reine de Naples 8918 Watch
Released earlier this year, 8918 is the same Breguet Reine de Naples you hear of, but with a few stylistic improvements. With an ovoid shape, egg-shaped case, the watch maintains its elegance. This design comes from Abraham Louis Breguet's first watch, dated from the year 1812, and still has its original look. A white gold case with a two-sided bezel measuring 36.5 mm x 28.45 mm is offered in the upgraded 8918. A finely inscribed Clous de Paris pattern is on the surface of the bezel, and a row of 117 brilliant white diamonds is on the outside.
Breguet Reine de Naples 8967 Watch
Of course, this modern current model is faithful to the Breguet Reine de Naples codes It has a slightly elongated oval shape, which is typical of the collection and the self-winding mechanical development.
Due to a deep-blue lacquer with turquoise blue scrolls, the Breguet Reine de Naples 8967 dial stands out. The surface resembles a starry sky. The craftsman put a touch of clear lacquer on still dark material to attain this effect. When these colors are combined, they spontaneously blend into a unique painting.
The white relief is used in the Breguet Arabic numerals 6 and 12. The section of hours off-center at 6 o'clock follows the oval style of the case. Inscribed lines emanate from its center and end in silver powder with faceted diamonds. For night use, the hands are illuminated by a luminescent material (blue in the dark) eventually, between 9 and 12 o'clock, the signature of Breguet is graved and the actual timepiece number follows.
A 43/34.95-mm steel case with a fine fluted side is offered on The Reine de Naples 8967. The delicate design, the 4 o'clock crown and the unique lug of its bracelet all make it a women's original watch.
The sapphire case-back is clear and has the caliber 591C and the engine-driven, solid-gold rotor. The utilization of silicon with non-magnetic features for escapement and balance spring guarantees a stable accurate movement with 4-hertz speed. Breguet's artisans have carefully decorated 169 components of this production class. The Reine de Naples has been tested in six positions for its chronometric accuracy. The watch is water-resistant up to 30 meters and has a 38-hour power reserve. The blue denim fabric strap with a folding buckle enhances the classical quality of the wristwatch.
Breguet Reine de Naples Mini 8928 Watch
Launched this year, the new Reine de Naples Mini watches retain the mother-of-pearl dial of its predecessors and its chapter ring off-centered at 6 o'clock and its size is 33x24.95 mm. They collect the esthetic codes for the collection of Reine de Naples, including the "ball-type" lug-paved with diamonds in this case-and the winding curved diamond topped by a briolette at 4 o'clock. On the bezel, flange and folded gold band, beautifully set with brilliant-cut diamonds, the impression of opulent prestige persists. But the ring now has generously large Arabic graphic numerals perfectly matched with the special case type.
This sophisticated watch is available in rose or white gold and has a satin strap that is black in color. For those of you who wish to have the white gold, the model can also select a dial with pink rimmed numerals, supplemented by a pink leather strap that matches the colorful details on the chapter ring.
Breguet Reine de Naples 8939 Watch
The Reine de Naples 8939 High Joaillerie model with a case completely set in baguette-cut diamonds is one of the highlights of the Breguet's collection. The dial features a paved setting of diamonds in a masterpiece of technical skill, constructed with unprecedented precision and which makes each dial truly unique. The silvered-gold off-centered dial is manually-driven and shows a pear-cut diamond at 6 o'clock with hour-marking mother-of-pearl rays. A breathtaking bracelet with pink Akoya pearls of Tahiti is available in the watch. Additionally, the watch is completed by a diamond bracelet or an elegant satin bracelet.
Breguet Reine de Naples 8909 Watch
With its self-winding action, the Reine de Naples 8909 is an indication of palatial opulence with the added inclusion of a moon phase marker and a briolette diamond crown. Featuring 86 baguette-cut diamonds and an exquisitely fluted caseband, the bezel which covers a hand-graved dial Each timepiece comes of bracelets with rubies or sapphires, to compensate for diamonds and add an elegant sparkle to the wearer's hand.
Breguet Reine de Naples 8958 Watch
Another outstanding piece from this special collection is the Reine de Naples 8958. This watch has a cameo dial that honors the ancient cameo work tradition and it is the world's first of its kind. At 6 o'clock, the hands of hours and minutes are offset as if attempting to vanish from the dial and enabling the cameo itself to gain prominence. The white-gold case is adorned with sapphire glass diamonds and a clear back showing a hand-turned, gold-winding rotor engine with natural mother-of-pearl. This watch, which is available with a chocolate-colored alligator strap with a diamond-set folding clasp is definitely among the best in Breguet collection.
Breguet Reine de Naples 8998 Watch
The Day-Night model 8998 of the Reine de Naples series is a symphony of mechanical and creative genius, an enchanting pleasure. This is a true testament to the skill and expertise of Breguet craftsmen. The watch incorporates a patented movement with two unique dials, one of them for traditional hours and minutes, which is graved in roman numerals and one to illustrate the ambiguity that hours of day and night are shown in Arabic numerals from Breguet. The dial day/night contains a lapis lazuli disc to display the moon, interspersed with white mother-of-pearl clouds, golden stars and a titanium lunar engraved.
This radiant watch's dial flange and bezel have been placed with 143 diamonds, and a briolette diamond is also on the crown. The open pointed hands of Breguet are constructed of blued steel and the crystal sapphire of the winding rotor helps you to see the sun's rays. The case has a 30-meter water resistance on a three-blade clasped black satin strap.