Berkeley Emperor Brilliant Tourbillon 45
Size: 45 mm
Movement: Bespoke manual-winding skeleton tourbillon
Case: 18kt Rose or White Gold, 542 white diamonds, 9.65cts
Dial: Bridge setting: 60 baguette cut diamonds, 0.81cts
Bracelet: Alligator leather strap
Buckle: 30 diamonds, 0.49cts
Crown: The Jewel in the Crown, 0.12cts
Display: Hours & Minutes
Total carats: 633 Diamonds, different cuts - 11.07cts
All round brilliant cut diamonds set on Backes & Strauss watches are Ideal Cut, unless stated otherwise.
The Berkeley Emperor Brilliant Tourbillon was the first Backes & Strauss wristwatch to be crafted with a special bespoke hand-winding skeleton tourbillon movement.
The tourbillon is set in a bespoke frame decorated by Backes & Strauss’ signature arrows motif, inspired by the arrows pattern visible when viewing an Ideal Cut diamond from above the crown.
The frame housing the tourbillon does a complete rotation every 60 seconds. The bespoke hand-winding tourbillon movement is housed in a frame that is attached to the case at 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 o’ clock, set with specially-cut tapered diamonds. The central inner frame which resembles the same shape as the case has been set with baguette cut diamonds. A polished diamond in profile is set at twelve o’ clock. The movement has a power reserve of 72 hours.
The first venture of Backes & Strauss into a tourbillon wristwatch is truly a meeting of the masters, where the master diamond setter and polisher, and the master watchmaker combine their shared passion for mathematical precision to create a collection of veritable masterpieces both inside and out.