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.
Royal Exchange Watch Week 2013 at Theo Fennell
Backes & Strauss prestigious timepieces were presented during the Royal Exchange Watch Week 2013 at Theo Fennell.
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.
Backes & Strauss official sponsor of The Oil & Gas Year - Nigeria
Discover the official pictures of the prestigious launch of the TOGY (The Oil & Gaz Year) 2013 congress in Nigeria sponsored by Backes & Strauss
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.
Chinese New Year 2013 - xin nian kuai le !!
Backes & Strauss wish all their followers and the friends of the brand a Happy New Year for this new year of Snake.
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
Royal de Versailles Grand Re-Opening Exclusive Pictures
Discover the exclusive pictures of the Royal De Versailles Jewellers Grand Re-Opening.
Backes & Strauss watches now available in Washington DC
Backes & Strauss watches are now available at Neiman Marcus, Tyson Corner in Washington.
You will discover our latest exclusive collections.
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.
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 New Regent Beau Brummel advertising campaign
Discover the new Backes & Strauss Regent Beau Brummel advertising campaign in the James Bond Issue of the Aston Martin Magazine.
The name is Brummel, Beau Brummel !
First Backes & Strauss Golf Tournament - Pictures
Discover the Official Pictures of the First Backes & Strauss Golf Tournament held at the Circolo degli Ulivi Golf Club in San Remo
THE MONARCH COLLECTION Pictures
Discover the official pictures of the latest Backes & Strauss majestic and dazzling Collection - the MONARCH COLLECTION
Piccadilly 40 Rose Gold Baguette elected “watch of the day” on HauteTime.com - October 11th
Discover the article about the Backes & Strauss Piccadilly 40 Rose Gold Baguette elected "Watch of the day" on HauteTime.com - October 11th
Victoria Blue Heart elected Best Watch launched for Women
The Backes & Strauss Victoria Blue Heart has been elected "Best Watch launched for Women" in 2012 by the prestigious Elite Traveler Magazine.
New Backes & Strauss Point of Sales in Kuwait
Backes & Strauss and its partner Yara Jewellery recently opened a new point of sales in Kuwait. Enjoy discovering it !
Exclusive Pictures of the Regent Diamond Jubilee Launch at Rose: the Watch bar - Mumbai
Discover the prestigious guests hosted during the Regent Diamond Jubilee launch at Rose: the Watch Bar in Mumbai.
A perfect fit for an Indian Queen - Regent Diamond Jubilee
Discover the article of Luxpresso.com describing the Regent Diamond Jubilee watch as a perfect fit for an Indian Queen - Luxpresso.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
Regent Diamond Jubilee launch in Mumbai with famous Bollywood stars
Famous Bollywood stars and prestigious Indian Fashion designers present at the Regent Diamond Collection at Rose the Watch Bar - The Times of India
The Black Enamel Cocktail Ring in Luxury Life Magazine
The Backes & Strauss Black Enamel Cocktail Ring selected as a remarkable piece of high jewellery in Luxury Life Magazine
Regent Diamond Jubilee in SM Luxuria Turkey
The Regent Diamond Jubilee covered for its noble style in the most prestigious Turkish Luxury Magazine: SM Luxuria. İyi okumalar !
Regent Diamond Jubilee featured in Apex Manual
Discover the Apex Manual coverage of the Regent Diamond Jubilee in this special edition about the most prestigious British watchmaking brands.
The Victoria Collection covered on Luxcity.net
The Victoria Collection highlighted on Luxcity.net, the prestigious luxury website of Monaco.
Regent Diamond Jubilee in Shangliu Tatler
A great cover of the Regent Diamond Jubilee in the Shangliu Tatler - 享 受阅读 的 乐 趣 !
Regent Diamond Jubilee in Target Magazine - July 2012
The Regent Diamond Jubilee watch highlighted in the lastest issue of the exclusive Target magazine in Hong Kong.
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 - A royal treatment in the Watch Journal USA
The Regent Diamond Jubilee watch highlighted as a Royal Treatment in the Watch Journal USA
Regent Diamond Jubilee watch launched at the British Embassy in Tokyo - Exclusive Pictures
Backes & Strauss launched the Regent Diamond Jubilee watch at the British Embassy in Tokyo, Japan - Discover the exclusive pictures of the event
“The sparkling Victoria Blue Heart” on QPmagazine.com
The latest headline on QPmagazine.com - "A look at the sparkling Victoria Blue Heart - the heart of the matter" ...
Backes & Strauss - Time Conqueror in Values magazine
Discover the time conquest of Backes & Strauss in the Japanese issue of Values.
The Regent Diamond Jubilee watch in the Financial Times
The Regent Diamond Jubilee watch on the Financial Times
"Queen’s jubilee: Celebratory timepieces by royal appointment"
The Regent Diamond Jubilee watch in GMT Magazine
Discover the Regent Diamond Jubilee watch in the new issue of GMT Magazine
The Regent Diamond Jubilee watch on Hautetime.com
The Regent Diamond Jubilee watch on Hautetime.com
"A stunning tribute to the Queen, Backes & Strauss honors Her Majesty with a collection that channels her sophistication"
Regent Diamond Jubilee on Worldtempus.com
Discover the article on the Backes & Strauss Regent Diamond Jubilee watch on Worldtempus.com
The Regent Diamond Jubilee watch on Escapement.co.uk
Backes and Strauss London embraces the patriotic moment of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee with the Regent Diamond Jubilee haute joaillerie timepiece