From Monday 10 February (Today) to Sunday 8 March 2020, Watches of Switzerland Sydney will be home to some extraordinary High-Jewellery timepieces from the house of Breguet. Open to the public, this exclusive showcase, will give Australians a unique opportunity to experience the grandeur of Breguet, through their timelessly beautiful creations.
Indeed, while Breguet’s art is primarily expressed in watchmaking, the House draws on its ancestral expertise in creating high Jewellery timepieces. Breguet regularly produces exceptional watches that appeal to the prestigious female clientele that has marked its history. Today, this history still yields a host of ideas for new creations, but the Manufacture also strives to spring fresh surprises with new techniques revolutionising the traditional approach to gem setting. For example, when Breguet introduced its mobile setting, it literally brought its creations to life. Today, the House is extending its Jewellery expertise into new areas to redefine the concept of elegance.
Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect at the showcase:
“Rêve de plume” wristwatch in 18-carat rose gold. Bezel, dial flange and lug set with 116 diamonds totalling 2.83cts. Feather motif paved with 21 baguette-cut diamonds totalling approx. 0.42ct, trapeze-cut diamond totalling approx. 0.24ct and 81 snow-set diamonds totalling approx. 0.96ct. White natural mother-of-pearl dial, hand-engraved on a rose engine. More than 4cts of diamonds in total. Self-winding movement. Balance spring in silicon. Sapphire caseback.
“Petite Fleur” wristwatch in 18-carat yellow gold. Caseband set with 43 petals of baguette-cut diamonds on a mobile setting totalling approx. 12.56cts. Snow-set inward-sloping dial paved with 141 diamonds approx. 0.52ct. More than 13cts of diamonds in total. Self-winding movement. Balance spring in silicon. Sapphire caseback.
“Les Volants de la Reine” wristwatch in 18-carat white gold. Bezel, dial flange, caseband and lug paved with 273 diamonds totalling approx. 3.46cts. Flounce motif set with 193 diamonds approx. 1.07cts, 11 baguette-cut diamonds approx. 0.35ct and two cushion-cut sapphires approx. 0.59ct. Natural mother-of-pearl dial set with 20 diamonds approx. 0.02ct. More than 5cts of diamonds in total. Self-winding movement. Balance spring in silicon. Sapphire caseback.
“Perles Impériales” wristwatch in 18-carat white gold. Bezel, flange and caseband set with 128 diamonds approx. 5.45cts and an Akoya pearl. Natural mother-of-pearl dial, hand-engraved on a rose engine with diamond hour-markers. Self-winding movement. Balance spring in silicon. Sapphire caseback.
“Secret de la Reine” wristwatch in 18-carat rose gold. Hand-sculpted cameo floral decoration revealing the dial and its bow motif paved with 596 diamonds totalling approx. 3.64cts. Self-winding movement. Balance spring in silicon. Sapphire caseback.
“Reine de Naples” wristwatch in 18-carat white gold. Bezel and dial flange set with 117 diamonds totalling approx. 0.99ct. Lugs set with 22 diamonds approx. 0.22ct. Silvered gold dial, hand-engraved on a rose engine and partly in natural Tahitian mother-of-pearl. Self-winding movement with small seconds. Power-reserve and moon-phase indicators. Balance spring in silicon. Sapphire caseback.
Location: Watches of Switzerland, 199 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Dates: From Monday 10th February to Sunday 8th March 2020