Berkeley Emperor Prince Tourbillon 45
Size: 45 mm
Movement: Bespoke manual-winding skeleton tourbillon
Case: 18kt White Gold, 108 baguette cut diamonds, 9.54cts; 390 diamonds, 3.98cts
Dial: 60 baguette cut diamonds, 0.81cts
Bracelet: Alligator leather strap
Buckle: 30 diamonds, 0.49cts
Crown: The Jewel in the Crown, 0.12cts
Display: Hours & Minutes
Total carats: 589 Diamonds, different cuts - 14.94cts
All round brilliant cut diamonds set on Backes & Strauss watches are Ideal Cut, unless stated otherwise.
The Berkeley Emperor Prince Tourbillon is distinguished by its exquisite invisible baguette-set case, which harmonises together with the bridge via the Backes & Strauss signature arrows motif. An allusion to the arrows pattern visible when viewing an Ideal Cut diamond from above the crown.
The skeleton tourbillon movement created in this masterpiece, further glorifies the sumptuous synergy between the Master of Complications and the Master of Diamonds, simultaneously exposing the inner workings of the art of time and showcasing diamonds of the highest quality. The frame housing the tourbillon does a complete rotation every 60 seconds. The bespoke hand-winding tourbillon movement is housed in a frame that is attached to the case at 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 o’ clock, set with specially-cut tapered diamonds.
The central inner frame which resembles the same shape as the case has been set with baguette and Ideal Cut diamonds. A polished diamond in profile is set at twelve o’clock. The movement has a power reserve of 72 hours.