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 MASTERS OF DIAMONDS SINCE 1789

British luxury timepiece creator with 230 years of heritage and unparalleled craftsmanship in diamonds.

 
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watches for men

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watches for women

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Black steel watches

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Autumn’s Gold Rush

bespoke services

 

As Masters of the ultimate bespoke timepiece, whether it’s to celebrate a milestone or to make an exceptional watch that emulates individuality, Backes & Strauss is honoured to accompany its clients in their pursuit of owning a unique masterpiece.

 

Customised dials

Personalised Engraving

expert diamond sourcing

 
 

 The World’s oldest diamond company

Established in 1789 in Hanau, Germany, we are the world’s oldest diamond company with a wealth of heritage and know-how. Today, Backes & Strauss is part of the Franck Muller group, a Swiss watchmaking company daring to imagine the future of precision Swiss horology. Our partnership is a meeting of masters, resulting in masterpieces of horology in every detail. Our story has been one of passion, determination and unrivalled craftsmanship in the pursuit of excellence.

As we celebrate our 230th anniversary this year, our mission remains to be the quintessential jewellery timepiece creator, all the while staying true to our four core values; excellence, beauty, innovation and sustainability.

 
 
Vartkess Knadjian, CEO

Vartkess Knadjian, CEO

 
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OFFICIAL RETAILERS

Backes & Strauss timepieces are only distributed through our exclusive boutiques and authorised retailers. This guarantees the authenticity of your watch and ensures customers have the best experience within our stores.

 
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