Luxury diamond watch expert and craftsmanship


Masters of Diamonds since 1789

With over 230 years of diamond expertise, Backes & Strauss has built its reputation among the most prestigious clients worldwide as the experts in polishing and cutting of high-quality diamonds. Today, the company’s proficiency lies predominantly in the Ideal Cut.

meeting of masters

Backes & Strauss and Franck Muller are masters of the art and science of their respective crafts; one of diamonds, the other of complications. Whilst Backes & Strauss is occupied with light and Franck Muller is concerned with time, both share a devotion to mathematical precision. 


The Meeting of Masters

A series of bi-weekly articles chronicling the number of skills involved in making a Backes & Strauss timepiece.

meticulous process behind each watch