Master Horologer 2019 - Earl of Strauss Brilliant
Titanium Timepiece for Him and Her
"This horological masterpiece boasts 535 round brilliant Ideal Cut diamonds (2.42 cts) and a bespoke movement of which the bridge in the back has been set with 167 white Ideal Cut diamonds (0.75 cts).
Paying homage to the company’s co-founding father the Earl of Strauss Brilliant reflects the confidence and engaging nature of Max Strauss. With ‘strauss’ appropriately being the German word for ostrich, Max Strauss set out to become a precursor and a reference within the diamond industry, taking the company across the Globe within no time at all.
The ostrich trademark present on the balance wheel not only highlights Max Strauss’ unique vision but also serves as a reminder of the rich heritage and pioneering essence of the world’s oldest diamond company. With each part of this exquisite bejewelled timepiece, from the round case and dial through the bridge and buckle to the Backes & Strauss signature Jewel in the Crown, we discover a myriad of meticulously-set round brilliant Ideal Cut diamonds, distinctive and awe-inspiring in their design and composition; just like John Nash’s architectural masterpieces. In a meeting between the beauty of the design and the inner workings of this watch, the movement of the Earl of Strauss Brilliant is partly skeletonised. Not only does this expose the alluring architectural inspiration behind the timepiece, but also the beauty in the precision of time."