Royal Ashoka Pave diamond encrusted watch
 

Royal Ashoka Pave

Royal.Ashoa.WG.Pave

Size: 21x16 mm
Movement:
Quartz
Case: 18kt White Gold, 130 diamonds, 1.62cts
Dial: 234 diamonds, 0.21cts
Bracelet: 18kt White Gold, 79 Ashoka diamonds, 22.31cts & 2 baguette cut diamonds, 0.09cts
Crown: The Jewel in the Crown, 0.06cts
Display: Hours & Minutes
Total carats: 446 diamonds, different cut - 24.29cts

All round brilliant cut diamonds set on Backes & Strauss watches are Ideal Cut, unless stated otherwise.

Royal Ashoka

Royal.Ashoka.WG.Black

Size: 21x16 mm
Movement:
Quartz
Case: 18kt White Gold, 130 diamonds, 1.62cts
Dial: Blue Mother-of-Pearl dial
Bracelet: 79 Ashoka diamonds, 22.31cts & 2 baguette cut diamonds, 0.09cts
Crown: The Jewel in the Crown, 0.06cts
Display: Hours & Minutes
Total carats: 212 diamonds, different cuts - 24.08cts

All round brilliant cut diamonds set on Backes & Strauss watches are Ideal Cut, unless stated otherwise.

DESCRIPTION

Masters of Diamonds, Backes & Strauss is delighted to present the Royal ASHOKA® Empress Collection, a new line of one-of-a-kind diamond watches bringing William Goldberg’s exceptional ASHOKA® diamonds to the world of haute horlogerie.

This Royal Ashoka timepiece is set with no fewer than 79 ASHOKA® cut diamonds, 131 Ideal Cut diamonds and two baguette cut diamonds - making a total of 212 diamonds. The total weight of diamonds used in the watch amounts to 24.08cts.
This unique timepiece from draws its inspiration from the legendary Ashoka the Great, benevolent ruler of India's Maurya dynasty during the 3rd century BC. From the depths of the Hindu Kush to the jungles of Bengal, Ashoka presided over an impressive empire - but, unlike many of his peers, he ruled with love, respect and compassion for his subjects having decided to turn his back on war and adopt Buddhism as his way of life. He spread the doctrine throughout Asia, establishing monuments to Guatama Buddha.

Many hundreds of years after his death in 232 BC, Ashoka's name was adopted for a 41.3cts, D colour, internally flawless diamond which was pulled from an Indian mine and cut by an unknown craftsman of unrivalled skill. Such is its beauty, it has been credited with the ability to abolish sorrow and eradicate pain. Inspired by the mystical “Ashoka Diamond”, William Goldberg, the legendary Manhattan diamond dealer, created an entirely new, unique and original cut called the 'ASHOKA®' that was so different that it was granted its very own patent.

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