And now for some more Basel-isms, this time, the Breguet Reine de Naples Jour/Nuit. After telling women the “Secret de la Reine”, the brand brings reine back at BaselWorld 2014 with the day/night or the Jour/Nuit, a timepiece, that much like the others from the collection finds its bearings in poetry. Like last year’s Reine de Naples Jour/Nuit, this year’s watch is true to its name, a mechanical interpretation of the daily ballet of the sun and the moon in the heavens with the addition of gems that honor haute joaillerie.
The latest model ups the time telling ante, besides the ballet, with 131 baguette diamonds on the case band and bezel, while the dial and the ball attachment are finely decorated in a diamond frosting. The crown comes topped by a briolette diamond, thus topping up the creation’s diamond encrusted revelry. And that’s just one dial. A second with a titanium moon placed on a disc of lapis lazuli while the path of the sun is represented by the facetted rim of the balance wheel, keeps the diamond encrusted bedazzlement good company. Inserts of mother-of-pearl for clouds and gold stars’ living gleam enhance the two dials, which, together, recall the sign for infinity.
There’s a mesmerizing hours chapter with Roman numerals and day/night indication in Breguet Arabic numerals, and Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel akin to those on the Classique Grande Complication Tourbillon Extra Thin. Along with style and poetry, the model impresses through its self-winding movement, especially made for the Reine de Naples collection. With a sapphire case back, which is 42,05 x 34 mm in diameter, it has a power reserve of 57 hours and a 26-diamond set satin strap enhanced by a clasp with gold triple-blade folding.
[Via – Timezone]