This Reine de Naples wristwatch in 18-carat rose gold (Ref. 8918BR/58/J20/D000) features a bezel and dial flange set with 117 diamonds weighing approx. 0.99 ct. The silvered gold dial, hand-engraved on a rose engine and partly in white natural mother-of-pearl, bears Breguet Arabic numerals and is adorned with a pear-cut diamond at 6 o’clock.
A self-winding movement animates the watch which is available with a gold bracelet set with diamonds or a satin strap. This model also exists in yellow or white gold.
One opinion, particularly, is of interest to modern Breguet Reine De Naples 2015 Replica enthusiasts: Breguet no. 2639, ordered by the Queen in 1810 and requiring just two years to complete. A search of this Breguet archives shows much about this extraordinary watch. This was an oblong, minute repeating timepiece, equipped with a thermometer, and was sent in 1812 on a ring made of gold and hair thread. Unfortunately no. 2639 has been lost, but perhaps we could still hope that like Breuguet no. 160, created for Marie Antoinette but lost for decades between 1983 and 2007, will someday reappear.In the meantime, those who covet an opinion made in the soul of Breguet no. 2639 may enjoy quite a few timepieces for ladies from the present collection named for the Queen of Naples. Among the most spectacular of these was introduced just this season: the “Reine de Naples” Gold Thread Bracelet reference 8908. It’s a spectacularly elegant watch; many lady’s watches even from a few of the very venerable watch companies seem mere afterthoughts, however, the Reine de Naples watches are gorgeously distinctive, with the feminine egg-shape of this case lending itself to some most graceful presence on the wrist; demure, but nevertheless devastatingly seductive. Unlike many watches made for ladies, it is not merely an emasculated men’s eye, it’s a woman’s watch in its very essence, and on the elastic bracelet of golden threads not merely a limpid joy to have on the wrist but also a subtle homage to the system of attachment of the first reference 2639, made only this season 200 years back for a queen.