In the early years of Backes & Strauss, the pocket watch played a symbolic role for the ultimate gentlemen of iconic London. A ceremonial occasion, innovators of 19th century fashion such as Beau Brummel would give a gentle tug on the fob chain to reveal the intricate timepiece that lay in the waistcoat to pursue the time at length in a process which was very much focused around manor as it was style. Fortunately, such brilliant virtues of the past act as inspiration for much of London fashion today.Backes and Strauss masterfully revisits this era and adds the diamond standard for this fine watch called the Regent Beau Brummell Tourbillon Pocket Watch as an ultimate modernisation of this iconic timepiece for the 21st century elegant gentleman. The ultimate gift for him, this timepiece has been maximised with diamonds at every feature, with the fob chain complementing the timepiece for a total of 1,669 precious stones on the case and on the dial where the Hours, Minutes, Seconds and the Date partner with the moon phase complication. Additionally, the fob chain and unique timepiece are connected by the Jewel in the crown at the top of watch. Besides the exterior, the watch movement too is a spectacle, featuring a bespoke flying tourbillon, which is hand wound by a manual winding mechanism that is visible from the open back case, completing a luxury diamond watch that is an advancement in every aspect on a classic design.
Size: 50x58 mm Movement: Flying Tourbillon FM 2001-2 manual-winding mechanism. Bridge, 150 diamonds, 0.74cts, bow: 18 bagette cut diamonds, 0.46cts & 43 diamonds. 0.12cts Case: 18kt White Gold, 108 baguette cut diamonds, 11.70cts; and 228 diamonds, 4.46cts. Open back, 328 diamonds, 5.97cts Dial: 197 baguette cut diamonds, 9.67cts Bracelet: 18kt White Gold, bespoke chain, 596 diamonds, 3.92cts Crown:The Jewel in the Crown, 0.12cts Display: Hours, Minutes, Seconds & Date Total carats: 1669 diamonds, 37.91cts
All round brilliant cut diamonds set on Backes & Strauss watches are Ideal Cut, unless stated otherwise.