New: Reine de Naples 8918

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Breguet continues its streak of magnificent releases in their Reine de Naples collection with a new version. Now in a fresh mint green shade.

Press Release information with commentary in italics.

New: Reine de Naples 8918

The Reine de Naples 8918 Ref. 8918BB5D964D0 will retail at SGD 71,300 inclusive of GST.


The Reine de Naples collection is a rather large series of ladies watches. The collection at time of publishing stands at 20 models, in various metals, various levels of gem setting and with several complications to choose from.

This novelty is the basic model, with a white mother of pearl dial and a hour/minute subdial with snow set diamonds. The bezel is also diamond set as is the crown. A pear shaped diamond replaces the 6 o’clock Arabic marker, the others are in a mint green hue in the exploding numerals style. We are certainly not experts in colour or ladies’s taste, but we find the pastel lime green to be quite attractive.

The watch is the carries the Cal. 537/73 automatic movement with a silicon escapement. It quite nicely decorated and is rather small, the entire movement is visible through a round porthole in the case back.

Release details

Breguet celebrates International Women’s Day by introducing a new version of the iconic Reine de Naples. This timepiece serves as a true ode to femininity, paying tribute to the women who have made indelible marks on history, who are trendsetters and work for towards the future. Napoleon Bonaparte’s younger sister Caroline Murat was one of these brilliant, inspiring figures. She was a woman of great intelligence and literary culture, a patron of the arts, and a collector. She took a keen interest not only in the world of art, but also in economic, social and educational issues within her kingdom, orchestrating projects such as creating schools for young girls and reforming coral factories.

The first wristwatch: imagined by a woman, created by a man Caroline Murat was particularly fond of timepieces by Abraham-Louis Breguet and amassed an impressive collection of over 30 timepieces. At a time when ladies wore their watches as sautoir necklaces, she placed a daring and avant-garde order with Abraham-Louis Breguet, for a timepiece that she could wear on her wrist. The year was 1810, and Breguet’s founder began to work on this one-of-a-kind model: the world’s first wristwatch.

From its delivery in 1812 to its repairs in 1849 and 1855, the Breguet archives retrace the history and characteristics of this now vanished timepiece. This slender oblong creation, framing a silver guilloché dial, comprised several complications: a quarter repeater, a moon phase and a thermometer. A wristlet of hair woven with gold thread enabled the timepiece to be worn in this novel position.

A wealth of details The Reine de Naples collection is now embraces a palette of soft colours. After pink, grey and white interpretations, the line welcomes a timepiece in mint green, the colour of hope. A range of hues to suit every wrist.

The dial of this new version, in white mother-of-pearl, features a sparkling chapter ring crafted using the snow-setting technique. Surrounded by a discreet black minutes track adorned with symbols inspired by the pocket watches developed by Abraham-Louis Breguet. The iconic Breguet open-tipped hands indicate the hours and minutes, while a pear-shaped diamond at 6 o’clock adds a touch of poetic embellishment.Layering two shades of green gives the Arabic numerals a two-dimensional appearance. The watch’s unique number, guaranteeing its authenticity, appears between 11 and 12 o’clock. This numbering tradition dates back to Breguet’s early years and enables each timepiece to be traced throughout its existence.

The inner flange and bezel are adorned with 117 diamonds, suffusing the dial with an even more luminous glow. Worthy of the greatest queens, the crown is topped with a briolette-cut diamond.

Finally, the alligator leather strap is fastened by a folding clasp adorned with 28 brilliant-cut diamonds.

An ingenious yet dainty movement Beating inside an ovoid case measuring 36.5 x 28.45 mm, the 191-component 537/3 self-winding movement with a 45-hour power reserve is equipped with a balance spring and an in-line Swiss lever escapement made of silicon. This material possesses numerous properties, apart from being resistant to corrosion and wear, it is insensitive to the influence of magnetic fields and improves the accuracy of the timepiece. All of the calibre components are carefully handcrafted in the Breguet tradition, whether visible or concealed from view.

The sapphire-crystal back of the white gold case reveals the platinum weight, as well as the Côtes de Genève decoration, polished screws and chamfering on the movement. The individual watch number is engraved around the gold rim.

Reine de Naples – mint green variation specifications


Case: 18k white gold set with 117 brilliant-cut diamonds, sapphire-crystal caseback, crown set with a briolette-cut diamond

Dimensions: 36.5 mm x 28.45 mm

Thickness: 10,1 mm

Dial: in gold paved with 121 diamonds and in natural white mother-of-pearl, offset chapter ring with transferred Breguet Arabic numerals and set with a pear-shaped diamond

Hands: Breguet open-tipped hands

Functions: hours, minutes

Escapement: flat balance spring and in-line Swiss pallet-lever in silicon

Movement : self-winding

Calibre: 537/3

Frequency: 3.5 Hz

Water resistance: 30 metres

Power reserve: 45 hours

Strap: alligator leather, triple-blade folding clasp set with 28 brilliant-cut diamonds


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