Breguet adds two new watches to the very successful Reine de Naples collection. The new 8938 is now animated with a delicate diamond pave in a special snow setting on the dial and is available in white gold with a blue bracelet and in rose gold with an orange bracelet.
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Breguet Reine de Naples 8938
Retail price is SGD 71,400 in rose gold, and SGD 72,900 in white gold. Both inclusive of GST.
For over five centuries, decorating timepieces with precious stones has been a cherished watchmaking tradition. A technique that calls for great dexterity and unwavering patience. In contrast to the traditional concentric setting, the snow technique uses different sized stones to cover the dial, thereby keeping the visibility of the material upon which they are set to a minimum. The result is unmatched brilliance.
Breguet rounds off the Reine de Naples 8938 dial with an off-center, natural white mother-of-pearl hours chapter at 6 o’clock. Breguet’s traditional numerals as well as its timeless moon-tipped hands dance upon the dial. The setting continues on the dial flange, the bezel, and the brilliant-cut diamond lug. It can also be seen on the rare and sophisticated cutting of the crown’s briolette-cut diamond. More than three carats of diamonds light up this precious timepiece.
Aesthetics go hand in hand with technology here at Breguet, and the new Reine de Naples model is no exception, equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement, including an escapement and silicon balance spring. The latter comes to life all thanks to the movement of a finely engine-turned platinum rotor.
The Reine de Naples Collection
Breguet dedicates its Reine de Naples models to modern, refined customers who appreciate timepieces that marry sophisticated aesthetics with cutting-edge mechanics.
We have detailed the earlier Reine de Naples watches as follows:
Reine de Naples Brief impressions and introduction to the collection
Reine de Naples 8918 Grand Feu
Reine de Naples Cœur 9825 – with a very interesting complication to show the time…combining the technical virtuosity with romantically beautiful aesthetics.
The Maison’s creations have always seduced and fascinated women of illustrious style, clients such as France’s last queen Marie-Antoinette, the Marquise de Condorcet, or even the impress Josephine. Caroline Murat was also among A.-L. Breguet’s most dedicated fans, to whom the watchmaker presented a piece in 1812 that was wholly unprecedented for its time: the first ever wristwatch. With its oval shape no less exceptional, the models in the Reine de Naples line draw their inspiration from this mythical creation.
Breguet Reine de Naples 8938 Specifications
REF. 8938BB/8D/964 DD0D
Oval case in 18k white gold with delicately fluted caseband. Bezel, dial flange and lug set with 161 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.82 ct). Crown set with a briolette diamond (approx. 0.26 ct). Sapphire-crystal caseback. Dimensions 36.5 x 28.45mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m).
Gold dial snow-set with 384 diamonds (approx. 0,89 ct). Individually numbered and signed Breguet. Off-centred chapter ring in white mother-of-pearl with Breguet numerals offset at 6 o’clock. Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel.
Self-winding movement, Cal. 537/3 with platinum oscillating weight. Numbered and signed Breguet. 83/4 lignes. 26 jewels. 45-hour power reserve. Escapement wheel and in-line Swiss lever in silicon. Flat balance spring in silicon. Balance frequency 3.5Hz. Adjusted in 6 positions.
Blue leather bracelet with gold triple blade folding clasp set with 28 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.16 ct).
Also available in rose gold with orange bracelet: Reference 8938BR/8D/964 DD0D