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Oscillating weight in solid goldBASELWORLD 2017: The Breguet Reine de Naples Princesse 8965

Inspired – like the rest of the collection – by the first wristwatch created by A.-L. Breguet for Caroline Murat in 1810, the new Reine de Naples Princesse 8965 is the epitome of femininity and boldness.

The gentle, subtly cambered design of its rose gold oval case makes a pleasing contrast with the clean-cut, resolutely graphic lines of its engine-turned dial. Breguet wished to play with shapes and materials in order to attract the eye and draw it into the fascinating dimensions of time. The extremely pure white mother-of-pearl dial follows the curve of the case, thereby creating an unusual depth effect highlighting the two large, equally rounded rose gold hour-markers appearing at 6 and 12 o’clock.

The Reine de Naples Princesse 8965 is fitted with a sapphire crystal caseback providing the opportunity to admire its mechanical self-winding movement, Calibre 591C. Crafted in keeping with the finest watchmaking traditions, its oscillating weight is in solid gold, hand-engraved on a rose engine.

This new 43 x 34.95mm model joins the 8968 references, available with a silvered gold or anthracite dial. Its now diamond-set bezel enhances the radiance of the crown and the ball-type lug, respectively set with an inverted diamond and with brilliant-cut diamonds. Fitted with a leather strap, this elegant and sophisticated model is also available with a rose gold link bracelet, secured by a medallion buckle.