Breguet’s Reine de Naples collection is inspired by an early bracelet watch A.-L. Breguet created for Bonaparte’s sister Caroline, Queen of Naples. In 2015, this historically inspired Reine de Naples collection welcomes two new Reine de Naples Princesse Mini models, both elegantly sized to fit the delicate ladies’ wrists. Initially presented in rose gold and steel versions, these refined 32.7 x 27.3 mm models are complemented this year by a new interpretation. The Reine de Naples Princesse Mini 9818 now offers women the choice of opting for white gold.
This new model also adopts other distinctive features including a bezel and lug entirely set with brilliant-cut diamonds. The domed dials of the rose gold and steel versions, respectively crafted in natural white or Tahitian mother-of-pearl, are replaced in this model by a lavender-coloured mother-of-pearl dial.
Its large hour-markers are crafted so as to form a natural textured white mother-of-pearl marquetry motif. Mother-of-pearl being an extremely delicate material, this work represents an authentic technical feat. A briolette-cut diamond on the crown further magnifies the radiance of this Reine de Naples Princesse Mini 9818.
As far as the movement is concerned, this timepiece entirely made in the Breguet workshops of the Vallée de Joux is equipped with Calibre 586/1 with a silicon balance-spring. Its 38-hour power reserve is ensured by an engine-turned platinum oscillating weight.