The Renaissance Collection

Backes & Strauss pursue greater excellence in 2013 with the ultra thin new era timepieces.

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Published by 3809 on January 31th, 2013 at 03:34 p.m..
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We are proud and pleased to reveal in exclusivity the new 2013 collection from the prestigious Masters of Diamonds since 1789, Backes & Strauss London

Backes & Strauss pursue greater excellence, pushing the boundaries of technique and design to create their second generation masterpieces - ultra thin new era timepieces.

The Renaissance Collection is aptly named, a rebirth collection, retaining Backes & Strauss’ distinctive look, reborn sleek and slim, a truly modern haute-horlogerie watch. Watch making in its highest form with Backes & Strauss creativity and quality at its best.

Extremely slender, a mere 6.1 mm in depth, crafted in 18kt white or rose gold, the elegant cases are either lavishly set with the finest ideal cut round brilliant diamonds in two or three rows, or Classic, without diamonds on the case. Each distinctive timepiece has a single diamond hand set in the crown, the Backes & Strauss signature “Jewel in the Crown”.

One can only marvel at the experienced eye and precision of the diamond setter working with such ultra thin cases. The mechanical movement, only 2.5 mm in depth, is decorated and fully revealed through a transparent case-back of sapphire crystal.

These extraordinary slim timepieces reflect British elegance and European style and are available for both feminine and masculine wrists as both Piccadillys and Regents.

Roman numerals are hand set on a choice of dial colours to match alligator skin straps with an 18kt white or rose gold buckle. The distinctive oval shape of the Regent in such an ultra sleek and slender form is very rare.

Technical Information for the Backes & Strauss Renaissance Collection

Sizes: Regent - 28 x 33 mm, 32 x 38 mm and 40 x 47mm & Piccadilly : 33 mm and 40 mm
Case: 18-carat White or Rose Gold, Classic or set with 2 or 3 rows of diamonds.
Depth: 6.1 mm- Open-backed with sapphire crystal
Dial: Available in White, Black, Brown, Blue and Royal Purple
Hands: Sword-shaped hands with superwhite luminova
Crown: One Ideal-Cut diamond, "The Jewel in the crown" - 0.06 carats
Movement: Extra-thin Mechanical movement with manual winding, Calibre 7500. 2.5mm depth
Display: Hours, minutes and central second
Bracelet: Alligator Leather strap (available in different colours)
Buckle: Two blades deployant buckle

Diamond Totals

Piccadilly: PC33 2 Row: 137 diamonds, 1.22cts.
PC40 2 Row: 137 diamonds, 3.04 cts. PC40 3 Row 283 diamonds, 1.26 cts

Regent: RE28-33 2 Row: 125 diamonds, 1.09 cts. RE32-38 2 Row: 145 diamonds, 1.65 cts.
RE40-47 2 Row: 137 diamonds, 2.99 cts. RE4047 3 Row: 285 diamonds, 2.13 cts

Cut: Ideal Cut round brilliant
Color: Collection (F+)
Clarity: Clean (Flawless / V V S+)

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