Timepieces for royalty.
In 2016, Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches Breguet is paying homage to Empress Josephine of France – distinguished client of the House of Breguet. Joséphine de Beauharnais, the first wife of Napoleon I, was the first Empress of the French. Josephine was a prominent in Parisian social circles during the 1790s.
The famous consort of Napoleon is celebrated by Breguet with the new Perles Impériales High Jewellery watch shaped like a crown and punctuated with an Akoya white pearl. The timepiece is paired with Haute Joaillerie Earrings and Ring from the Perles Impériales collection. The mother-of-pearl dial of the watch is decorated by hand with a delicate engine-turned motif reminiscent of fragile embroidery work.
“Adorned with sophisticated gemsetting techniques, this exquisite timepiece highlights the brand’s quest to constantly reinvent longstanding jewellery traditions in a contemporary manner,” commented Breguet.
Alongside a total of almost 6 carats of diamonds, the model’s aesthetic refinement is further enhanced by a strikingly large pearl placed at 6 o’clock.
Available in both a white and rose gold variation, this novelty is fitted with a self-winding movement incorporating a silicon balance-spring.
“Perles Impériales Haute Joaillerie Earrings” in 18-carat white gold are set with 20 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx 3.28 cts) and adorned with two Akoya pearls. The “Perles Impériales Haute Joaillerie ring” in 18-carat white gold is set with a 10mm Akoya pearl surrounded by 11 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.71 ct). Ring shank is set with 16 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.17 ct).
Breguet was recently honoured at a private event in the prestigious boutique of the retailer Hall of Time located in Brussels, Belgium. For the very first time, the store and its windows were entirely dedicated to the brand’s fascinating world in a unique experience attended by seventy privileged guests. On this occasion, journalists and VIP clients had the pleasure to discover exclusively Breguet’s 2016 novelties, while enjoying learning more about the Manufacture’s emblematic collections, including this new Perles Impériales addition.