The Blue Velvet & Red Rose
A very stylish and most radical watch with diamonds
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Regency England was when London was at its most elegant and most decadent, most stylish and most radical.
These timekeeping jewels from Backes & Strauss celebrate this era unveiling The Blue Velvet and The Red Rose.
The Blue Velvet, crafted in 18kt white gold with 12 bespoke sapphires as numerals and The Red Rose in 18kt rose gold with 12 bespoke rubies. These numerals are hand set amongst the best quality ideal cut round brilliant diamonds.
These sumptuous masterpieces are available as both Regent (in size 4452) and Piccadilly (in size 45), and due to the workmanship involved they are produced in very limited numbers.
Carlton House, was the palatial London town house of the Prince Regent for four decades from 1783, a gift from his father George III to celebrate his coming of age.
This history is the inspiration for these elegant timepieces as the private apartments of the then Prince of Wales was The Blue Velvet Suite and the main luxurious reception room, The Red Rose Drawing Room.
The Blue Velvet & The Red Rose – Technical Information
Size: 4454mm Ø Regent & 45mm Ø Piccadilly
Movement: Automatic movement. Rotor with platinum segment.
Display: Hours, minutes and central seconds. Date between 4 and 5 O’Clock.
Case: 18kt White or Rose Gold with 2 rows of ideal cut round brilliant diamonds
Piccadilly has 114 diamonds,5.65 cts. Regent has 140 diamonds, 5.50cts
Dial: Surrounding a natural Mother of Pearl center dial –
Piccadilly has 144 diamonds, 1.41cts. Regent has 224 diamonds, 1.37cts
Numerals: 12 Sapphires, 0.74cts Regent, 0.52 Piccadilly. 12 Rubies, 0.57cts Regent, 0.48cts Piccadilly. Crown: 0.12ct ideal cut round diamond
Diamond Totals: Piccadilly: 289 diamonds, 7.67cts. Regent: 395 diamonds, 7.48 cts.
Backes & Strauss alligator skin strap with 18kt white or rose gold buckle with 30 diamonds weighing 0.49 cts