Berkeley Imperial 40
Size: 40 mm
Movement: Automatic, Platinum Rotor
Case: 18kt White Gold, 44 baguette cut diamonds, 10.81cts
Dial: 48 natural fancy lime coloured diamonds, 6.89cts and 48 white diamonds, 7.17cts
Bracelet: Alligator leather strap
Buckle: 30 diamonds, 0.49cts
Crown: The Jewel in the Crown, 0.12cts
Display: Hours, Minutes & Seconds
Total carats: 171 diamonds, 25.48cts
All round brilliant cut diamonds set on Backes & Strauss watches are Ideal Cut, unless stated otherwise.
There is and only ever will be one Berkeley Imperial, having taken two and a half years to collect and then match these 48 rare and difficult Natural Fancy Lime Colour diamonds.
Once matched and chosen these 48 stunning rarities weighing 6.89cts were then custom cut and polished with a further 48 equally fashioned white diamonds weighing 7.17cts, to fit the dial of The Berkeley Imperial, all set by hand. The 18kt white gold case has 44 custom cut diamonds, weighing 10.81cts, and the crown’s The Jewel in the Crown weighing 0.34cts is one more rare natural fancy lime, a Berkeley Imperial bespoke cut. In total 141 diamonds weighing 25.21cts.
The back of this piece is open and through the sapphire glass you will see the decorated movement, exclusively engraved by the craftsman, “Piece Unique” with Backes & Strauss also engraved on the Platinum Rotor.