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Introducing The Breguet Reine De Naples 8918 In Grand Feu Enamel

Introducing The Breguet Reine De Naples 8918 In Grand Feu Enamel

Snappy Take

The Breguet “Sovereign of Naples” assortment of watches was conceived from an association between a customer and a watchmaker. The watchmaker was Abraham Louis Breguet, and the customer was Caroline Murat, née Bonaparte, who was Queen Consort Of Naples from 1808 to 1815. Caroline Murat was an energetic authority of Breguet watches and during her lifetime would possess more than thirty of them, including an extraordinary, oval-formed wristwatch which incorporated a rehashing component just as a thermometer.

That watch was the reason for the presentation of the Breguet Reine de Naples assortment in 2002, and from that point forward, different models have been made in a plenty of shapes and plans, all of which remain grounded in the surprising oval type of the first. Today, Breguet has delivered the most recent Reine de Naples watch in a 18k white-gold case, with the manufacture Breguet type  

537/3 and, most remarkably, a carefully executed dial in grand feu enamel, which is a first for the Reine de Naples collection.

The bezel, just as the dial rib (rehaut), are set with 117 jewels, and the crown is set with a 0.26-carat briolette-cut precious stone as well.

Introductory Thoughts

The Queen Of Naples watch is unequivocally grounded in conventional thoughts of what establishes a women’s watch and what comprises a statement of gentility as a rule, which is something that can be seen, these days, as marginally traditionalist. Be that as it may, I think there is absolutely still space for such an idea in watchmaking. For all that, it is additionally evident that gendering a watch in a manner that confines anybody from wearing it appears to be imprudent today like never before. All things considered, I have consistently discovered the Reine de Naples an amazingly fruitful illustration of the class, particularly in light of the fact that it has expected its way of life as a customary, rich women’s dress watch from the start (it is plainly not an illustration of  “shrinking and pinking” a cliché men’s watch).

Enameling is hard to assess in photos. I’ve had it occur over and over that a finish dial watch which appeared to be encouraging in press images ended up being baffling subjectively face to face, yet I don’t get the feeling that this will be the situation with the 8918. The stretched descending strokes on the ones digits are particularly enchanting – thin, crooked, and with a lovely and flawlessly controlled bend along their lengths. It’s a watch which, similar to all the best Reine de Naples watches, transmits a simple class and fearless fashion awareness that is the actual meaning of lofty. When we would all be able to return to going to a celebratory affair occasion every so often – something that will make us all appreciative in a manner we haven’t been in some time for a legitimate to-Betsy clothing standard – this would be an awesome watch to see and considerably more wonderful to wear. 

The Basics

Brand: Breguet
Model: Reine de Naples, Grand Feu Enamel
Reference Number: 8918BB/28/964 D00D 

Dimensions: 36.5mm × 28.45mm
Thickness: 10.5mm
Case Material: White gold
Dial Color: Grand feu handpainted enamel
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet:  Blue gator calfskin, triple collapsing clasp with 28 jewels, all out weight roughly 0.17 carats. 

The Movement

Caliber: Breguet in-house type 553/7
Functions: Hours and minutes
Diameter: 8 3/4 ‴
Power Reserve: 45 hours
Winding: Automatic and manual
Frequency: 3.5 Hz
Jewels: 26
Additional Details: Silicon balance spring, silicon in-line switch escapement; changed in 6 positions

Evaluating & Availability

Price: $37,400
Availability: As shops re-open in the USA
Limited Edition: No, normal yet restricted production

See more at Breuget.com.

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