Piccadilly 45 King Tourbillon
Size: 44 mm
Movement: Tourbillon Automatic, 204 white diamonds, 1.22cts, case back: rotor engraved with London Skyline
Case: 18kt White Gold, 48 baguette cut diamonds, 14.79cts
Dial: White Mother-of-Pearl dial, 7 baguette cut green emerald Indexes, 0.63cts & 138 white diamonds, 1.25cts
Bracelet: Alligator Leather
Buckle: 30 diamonds, 0.49cts
Crown: The Jewel in the Crown, 0.12cts
Display: Hours & Minutes
Total carats: 428 gemstones, 18.50cts
All brilliant cut diamonds set on Backes & Strauss are Ideal Cut diamonds unless stated otherwise.
The Piccadilly 45 King Tourbillon marks the third generation of Backes & Strauss tourbillon timepieces.
The bespoke tourbillon made for this series, which is visible from the cut away dial, is decorated by Backes & Strauss’ signature arrows motif, inspired by the Hearts & Arrows pattern visible when viewing an Ideal Cut diamond with a special loupe. The white mother-of-pearl dial is set with 7 baguette cut emeralds which act as hour markers and 138 white Ideal Cut diamonds. From the open back case we can see the rotor of the automatic tourbillon movement engraved with the London skyline. The rest of the movement is set with 204 white Ideal Cut diamonds. The white gold case is set with 48 baguette diamonds specially polished to look spectacular in the curved and contoured case of the Piccadilly.
This unique piece, once again, illustrates the Meeting of Masters, where the master diamond polisher and setter, as well as the master watchmaker, combine their passion for mathematical precision to create masterpieces both inside and out.