Berkeley John Bull 40

Berkeley John Bull 40



Playfully patriotic, the Berkeley John Bull marks the passing of two centuries since Backes & Strauss established its first London office in the heart of the Hatton Garden diamond district. Named after the famously busy West End junction designed by 19th century architect John Nash, the Berkeley watches feature simple, square cases in a wide range of different diamond settings. Our new John Bull version, inspired by the famous symbol of unshakeable Englishness, is surely among the most distinctive yet produced. Its dial is set with 202 Ideal Cut diamonds, 198 rubies and 92 sapphires to create the instantly recognisable pattern of the Union Jack flag, behind which lies a manual-winding, mechanical movement. The 18kt white gold case, meanwhile, is set with 124 further diamonds around the bezel with a single, Ideal Cut diamond nestling in the crown. The watch is completed with the addition of a blue, alligator leather strap fitted with a white gold diamond set buckle.



Size: 40 mm
Movement: Automatic, Platinum Rotor
Case: 18kt White Gold, 124 diamonds, 5.00cts
Dial: Union Jack dial, 202 diamonds, 1.10cts, 92 sapphires, 0.65cts, and 198 rubies, 1.40cts
Bracelet: Alligator leather strap
Buckle: 30 diamonds, 0.49cts
Crown: The Jewel in the Crown, 0.12cts
Display: Hours, Minutes & Seconds
Total Carats: 647 gemstones, 8.76cts

All round brilliant cut diamonds set on Backes & Strauss watches are Ideal Cut, unless stated otherwise.


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