Backes & Strauss CEO Interview on Worldtempus.com
Enjoy reading the interview of Mr Knadjian, Backes & Strauss' CEO, on Worldtempus.com
Backes & Strauss partner English National Ballet
Backes & Strauss London is delighted to announce its partnership with English National Ballet.
The partnership will involve a close collaboration between the two companies both in the United Kingdom and internationally. Tamara Rojo the Prima Ballerina and the Artistic Director of ENB becomes the ambassador for the very feminine Victoria collection
"I am thrilled to be working so directly with a brand with a rich history and heritage and I can relate very easily to the Victoria collection which represents the grace, finesse and precision that is central to the world of ballet" stated Ms. Rojo.
Vartkess Knadjian CEO of Backes & Strauss added that as a company proud of its British heritage we are delighted to be associated with English National Ballet the quintessential British dance company that through its creativity broadened the appeal of Ballet throughout the world.
Only Watch 2013 Successful result
The Backes & Strauss Victoria Princess Red Heart proved to be an undisputed masterpiece of the Only Watch auction 2013 by fetching the extraordinary price of €55 000.
Backes & Strauss would like to thank all the generous bidders worldwide, Antiquorum Auctioneers and to all of their followers that helped the Only Watch cause!
This 5th edition of Only Watch Charity Auction raised €5'060'000. A new record!!!!
For more information, visit www.backesandstrauss.com
Meeting of Masters - Episode 1 - The dial maker
Backes & Strauss London, the world's oldest diamond company is proud to showcase today its creativity and innovation with the international online release of "The Meeting of Masters - Episode 1 - The dial maker" -- a two minutes video that chronicles Backes & Strauss dial making craftsmanship, offering viewers a tour of a unique know-how
Amir Khan wearing a Berkeley in Hello Magazine
Amir Khan wearing a Berkeley timepiece by Backes & Strauss in Hello Magazine
Amir Khan is a British professional boxer. He is a former two-time world champion by winning WBA
Khan is the youngest British Olympic boxing medalist, winning silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics at the age of 17.
Backes & Strauss latest collections at Levinson Jewelers - USA
Discover our latest collections at Levinson Jewelers - For more information about our watches, contact Levinson +1 954-462-8880
Have you already visited our pop-up store in Cannes ?
Visit our Pop Up store in Cannes to discover our exclusive timepieces in the prestigious setting of Cannes
Backes & Strauss latest steel collections now at Theo Fennell
Backes & Strauss latest steel collections now available at Theo Fennell Royal Exchange in London - For more information, go to the Theo Fennell Royal Exchange Store or call +44 (0)20 7623 4380
Our Ladies Summer Timepieces Selection
Discover our Summer ladies timepiece selection on our Facebook fan page.
Emmanuel Adebayor wearing a Backes & Strauss 1609 AD
Emmanuel Adebayor, the famous Togolese footballer proudly wearing his Regent 1609 AD at the SEA Foundation Changing Lives Gala Event.
Emmanuel Adebayor is a Togolese footballer who plays as a forward for Tottenham Hotspurs and the Togo national team. Adebayor previously played for Metz, Monaco, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Manchester City. He was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2008
New corner - Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
Backes & Strauss is proud to celebrate the opening of their new corner in the trendy and luxurious Watchland Ginza Boutique in Tokyo - Japan.
Win a superb Backes & Strauss watch on Worldtempus
Take your chance to win the Backes & Strauss Berkeley Black Knight 40 mm on Worldtempus.
Victoria Princess Red Heart for Only Watch 2013 - Monaco
The Victoria Princess Red Heart to be auctioned during Only Watch Charity Auction Monaco on September 28th 2013, Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo; funds to support the fight against muscular dystrophy.
Mr. Vartkess Knadjian, CEO of Backes and Strauss, states "We are absolutely delighted to be part of Only Watch and support the tremendous work they have undertaken in Muscular Distrophy. Symbolically the Victoria Princess Red Heart best illustrates the love and passion we have for our children."
For more information, visit www.backesandstrauss.com
Walpole Press Day 2013 - Somerset House - London
Backes & Strauss presented their latest exclusive diamond timepiece collection during Walpole Press Day at Somerset House London on June 19th.
Coronation week on Regent Street
Regent Street saluting the 60th anniversary of HM Queen Elizabeth's coronation with a display of 189 purple and gold flags. Backes & Strauss Proud to be British joins the whole of the UK to congratulate HM on this wonderful milestone. The Backes & Strauss Regent Diamond Jubilee collection celebrated the sixty years of HM reign in 2012.
Backes & Strauss’ CEO shares his passion for Ideal-Cut diamonds
Vartkess Knadjian, Backes & Strauss CEO, explains his passion for the Ideal-Cut diamonds: a relationship based on emotion and beauty of the precious stone.
Discover his interview in the famous Lebanese "Hebdo" Magazine.
Backes & Strauss now available on Pinterest
Discover exclusive pictures of Backes & Strauss on Pinterest - For more information, follow us on Pinterest www.pinterest.com/backesandstraus
Victoria Princess featured in Tatler’s Royal Baby Shower Edition
Backes & Strauss, the world oldest diamond company, took part in the Tatler UK Royal Baby Shower edition
Backes & Strauss open an exclusive salon in Osaka
Backes & Strauss are proud to announce the opening of a Backes & Strauss salon in the Franck Muller Watchland boutique, Osaka. The salon is decorated in the distinctive black and gold of Backes & Strauss and its oval design is a tribute to its immensely popular ‘Regent Collection.
The elegance and beauty of the watches are perfectly reflected in this tastefully designed setting.
On April 21st, a number of events were held at the salon to celebrate its inauguration. In the afternoon a very select number of VIP clients were invited to tea and introduced to the brand and the collection. In the evening a cocktail party was held for a larger number of clients and retailers from the region. Mr. Vartkess Knadjian, CEO of Backes & Strauss and Mr. Toshiya Kawai, CEO of World Commerce Corporation welcomed the guests and introduced the brand and the collection to them.
British Premium Brands Night - Tokyo Tsunamachi Mitsui Club - Japan
On Thursday, April 18th, Backes & Strauss watches were presented during the British Premium brands night; a prestigious event held in Tokyo at the exclusive Tsunamachi Mitsui club celebrating 150 years of Harrison's of Edinburgh in presence of His Excellency Tim Hitchens British Ambassador to Japan.
Backes & Strauss celebrate new partnership with Maison Waskoll
On April 11th, 2013, Backes & Strauss and Maison Waskoll held an exclusive cocktail party for over 300 VIP guests held at the Ambassador’s Residence in Paris.
Since 1814, when Napoleon’s sister sold the house to the First Duke of Wellington, this splendid historic home has served as the residence of the British Ambassador to France. The Backes & Strauss watch collection was exposed surrounded by wonderful masterpieces of French Empire furniture and decorative arts, English silver and paintings by British Artists.
Welcoming the guests to the event H.E. Sir Peter Ricketts was delighted that a great British brand with a long history and heritage was re-establishing its links with France.
Vartkess Knadjian the CEO of Backes & Strauss talked about the historic ties the company had with Paris and how excited he was about this new beginning with Maison Waskoll. He went on to say that there are many parallels between the master diamond cutter and the master watchmaker. Both are brilliant craftsmen, sharing the same mathematical precision, one working with light and the other with time. It is this meeting of masters that makes a Backes & Strauss watch unique. This makes Maison Waskoll the ideal partners for Backes & Strauss in France, with their knowledge and experience as creators of fabulous diamond jewellery.
Kirk Waskoll member of the 3rd generation of Maison Waskoll stated how proud they were to be partnering with Backes & Strauss to introduce their exceptional timepieces to the French market.
Hayk Melikyan pianist/composer entertained the guests with special piano pieces he had composed specially for Backes & Strauss.
About Backes & Strauss
As masters of Diamonds since 1789, Backes & Strauss, the world’s oldest diamond company launched an exclusive watch brand, creating masterpieces in the world famous workshops of Franck Muller Watchland, Switzerland.
Third generation jewellers with a passion for quality gems and creative jewellery making, drawing inspiration from the purest French tradition.
Victoria Princess - a circle of everlasting love
Drawn from the Backes & Strauss archives, a 19th century brooch with two linked hearts was the starting point for today’s Backes & Strauss sumptuous Victoria Princess diamond watch. Those linked hearts are now fully intertwined. They have become their own motif, repeated again and again in a circle of everlasting love, like that of Queen Victoria for her husband Albert. She was so smitten with him, she proposed the second time they met.
Evidently, in the spirit of women going after exactly what they want in life just like Queen Victoria once did, the Backes & Strauss Victoria Princess watch has proved such a hit with a lengthy list of international pre-orders, that Backes & Strauss are now limiting production to five pieces a month.
This is a watch that is feminine in the extreme. The tactile interior gold finish of the bracelet has been designed for ultimate comfort.
"The Backes & Strauss Victoria Princess watch looks just as glamorous on a bride or débutante as on a kimono-wearing Asian beauty. It’s a
modern woman’s evening watch,” says Vartkess Knadjan, Backes & Strauss CEO.
With a pink mother of pearl dial, the watch is set with 604 Ideal Cut Hearts & Arrows diamonds totalling 5.5 carats. Thanks to hundreds of hours of planning, precision cutting and hand polishing by our diamond experts, when viewing a Backes & Strauss diamond up close with the help of a special viewer, a perfect series of eight arrowheads becomes visible on the top of the stone. When examining the stone from beneath,
eight hearts circle the diamond. Every Backes & Strauss watch comes with its own Hearts and Arrows viewer, a testament to our dedication to perfection.
More information on www.backesandstrauss.com
Backes & Strauss honorable member of Walpole
As an honorable member of Walpole, Backes & Strauss are proud to unveil the official 2013 Walpole Book.
Walpole is a not-for-profit organisation that furthers the interests of the British luxury industry by harnessing and sharing the collective knowledge, experience and resources of the membership. Confirming its position as the voice of British luxury, Walpole leads an active programme of thought leadership, research, political engagement, initiatives and events to promote and inspire British luxury worldwide.
Regent 1609 AD Baguette - Elected watch of the day on IW Magazine website
The Regent 1609 AD Baguette has been elected watch of the day by the prestigious IW Magazine, the USA reference in fine watchmaking.
Limited to five pieces, this model features a white gold case set with 64 baguette-cut diamonds. The dial incorporates a moon phase indicator set with 17 more diamonds, ideal-cut. The sword shaped hands are coated with superwhite lumina which indicate hours, minutes and seconds. Powering the piece, an automatic movement with big date and moonphase. The alligator strap and ardillon buckle set with ideal-cut diamonds finish the model.
Backes & Strauss New Pop Up Store at Mitsukoshi Nihon-bashi Tokyo
Discover the first exclusive pictures of our new Pop Up Store at Mitsukoshi Nihon-bashi - Tokyo - 20th to 26th February 2013
One week to discover all the latest Backes & Strauss collections in one of the most prestigious department store of Tokyo.
Valentine’s Day - Our selection for Her
Click on the picture to discover the 2013 Backes & Strauss Valentine's day selection of masterpieces for her
Walpole Chairman & Chief Executive Dinner 2013
Backes & Strauss were honored to attend the Walpole Chairman and Chief Executive Dinner 2013 held at the Connaught - London
World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie
Backes & Strauss continue to pursue excellence with extraordinary timepieces, returning with truly modern watch collections for their World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie Geneva.
This is watch making in its highest form, Backes & Strauss creativity and quality at its best, redefining British elegance and European Style with new generation masterpieces, novel twists on classic masterpieces and diamond set splendours.
All are exhibited in a new and grand independent pavilion at WPHH overlooking Lake Geneva. - More information on www.backesandstrauss.com
The perfect Christmas gift by Backes & Strauss - For Her
Discover our exclusive Backes & Strauss Christmas gift list - for her
Press Release: Royal de Versailles Grand Re-Opening
Royal de Versailles authorized agent for Backes & Strauss celebrates its
grand re-opening on Bloor Street with a special reception.
Six years ago - The first Backes & Strauss timepiece collections
Six years ago, Backes & Strauss were very proud to celebrate the launch of their first high end timepieces collection.
Click here to discover the exclusive pictures of the watch brand launch held on November 22nd 2006.
Chain of Hope Gala Ball 2012 Exclusive Pictures
The 2012 Chain of Hope Annual Gala Ball, held on the evening of the 8th of November at the Natural History Museum in London, was a fantastic evening raising over £700,000.00. Backes & Strauss are proud to have been part of the evening’s live auction, donating a Regent Diamond Jubilee.
Backes & Strauss debuts in the City of Dreams at Cellini Jewelers - New York
Backes & Strauss timepieces are now available in the City of Dreams at Cellini Jewelers - Madison Avenue - New York
Regent Diamond Jubilee watch aunctioned at The Chain of Hope Charity’s Gala 2012
Backes & Strauss are proud to have been part of The Chain of Hope Charity’s 10th Annual Gala Ball 2012 live aunction
at The Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London, donating an exquisite limited edition time piece from their Regent Diamond Jubilee Collection
Backes & Strauss First World Pop up Store at Mitsukoshi Japan
Discover Backes & Strauss pop-up store
at MITSUKOSHI Department Store, GINZA, TOKYO,
during the “British Fair” - September 19th to 25th 2012
The name is Brummel, Beau Brummel
Discover our new Regent Beau Brummel limited edition celebrating the elegance and the wit of the world most renowned British dandy.
First Backes & Strauss Golf Tournament - Press Release
Backes & Strauss First Golf Tournament held in San Remo Circolo degli Ulivi Golf Club on October 7th.
THE MONARCH COLLECTION Press Release
Discover the new Backes & Strauss majestic and dazzling MONARCH COLLECTION
A new member of the Royal Collection - Each timepiece is radiating with more than 1 000 Ideal-Cut diamonds
Backes & Strauss at WPHH Monaco 2012
Backes & Strauss will be presenting its exclusive collections of Watches & Jewellery during Monaco WPHH & J 2012
from October, 8th to October, 10th at Grimaldi Forum Monte Carlo.
Press Review - Victoria Blue Heart
Discover a selection of articles on the Victoria Blue Heart watch created to raise funds and awareness against Human Trafficking.
Press Release - the Regent Diamond Jubilee watch launched in India at Rose: the Watch Bar - Mumbai
"we are honoured to be able to bring this very special Diamond ‘Jubilee’ collection to our patrons." Biren Baidya, Rose Group Director
English purple Roses at Rose, the Watch Bar Mumbai
The House of Rose unveils the Regent Diamond Jubilee Collection in Mumbai - Luxuryfacts.com
Prestigious guests for the Regent Diamond Jubilee launch in Mumbai
Purnima Sheth and Biren Baidya, Rose the Watch Bar directors and Vartkess Knadjian, Backes & Strauss CEO welcomed Bollywood stars, famous Fashion designers and prestigious guests during the Regent Diamond Jubilee launch in Mumbai - Bombay Times
Outstanding skills of Backes & Strauss craftsmen - Victoria Blue Heart
The outstanding skills of Backes & Strauss craftsmen to create bespoke beauties made of light and time highlighted in Ritz Magazine - The Victoria Blue Heart watch.
Backes & Strauss - Official Timekeeper of the Polo for the Brave
Backes & Strauss Official Timekeeper of the British Polo for the Brave - Coworth Park in Polo Times
Regent Diamond Jubilee covered in Jewellery Business Canada
The Regent Diamond Jubilee watch covered in the Canadian most renowned jewellery magazine: Jewellery Business. Enjoy reading it !
Regent Diamond Jubilee in Noblesse Magazine - August 2012
The Regent Diamond Jubilee featured in Noblesse Magazine.
Backes & Strauss in Femme Magazine Lebanon
Backes & Strauss watches covered in the Lebanese Femme Magazine - a magazine dedicated to the most elegant Middle East women
Regent Blue Velvet - The Spectator Life wishlist
The Regent Blue Velvet in the latest issue of the Spectator Life magazine
Backes & Strauss - The Official Timekeeper of the British Polo Day - Polo for the Brave
A great success of the British Polo Day - Polo for the Brave - Ascot, UK. Backes & Strauss helped in raising more than £40,000 in aid of the British Forces Foundation and Household Cavalry Operational Casualties Fund.
Regent Diamond Jubilee watch launched at the British Embassy in Tokyo - Exclusive Video
Backes & Strauss launched the Regent Diamond Jubilee watch at the British Embassy in Tokyo, Japan - Discover the exclusive video of the event
2012 - Backes and Strauss - UK - Fifth Chukker - On time, in style
On time, in style - Backes & Strauss style covered in Fifth Chukker - the Official magazine of the Nigerian Polo afficionados
The history of Backes & Strauss in ACT4
Backes and Strauss history and heritage highlighted in the japanese ACT 4 Magazine
Regent Diamond Jubilee Official video
Watch the Official Video of the Backes and Strauss Regent Diamond Jubilee watch celebrating the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's reign.
Regent Diamond Jubilee on BusinessMontres.com
Discover the article of Mr Pons of BusinessMontres.com about the Regent Diamond Jubilee watch
The Regent Diamond Jubilee watch on IWmagazine.com
The Regent Diamond Jubilee watch on IWMagazine.com
"These simple yet elaborate details crafted by Masters of light and time make a Backes & Strauss timepiece unique."
Regent Diamond Jubilee on Europastar.com
Read the article about the Backes & Strauss Regent Diamond Jubilee on Europastar.com
The Regent Diamond Jubilee on Luxos.com
The Regent Diamond Jubilee watch highlighted on Luxos.com as A truly collectible item ... !