Berkeley John Bull 40

Berkeley John Bull 40



Playful. 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 landmark: the Berkeley Square, designed by 19th century architect John Nash, the stylish watch featured in a  simple, square case with a wide range of different diamond carat sizes. This custom watch, 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 watch movement that is automatic, with a platinum rotor. The 18kt white gold case, meanwhile, is set with a further 124 diamonds around the bezel with a single, Ideal Cut diamond nestling in the crown. The watch is completed with the addition of a red or blue, custom 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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