Royal Berkeley Emperor Tourbillon 45
Size: 45 mm
Movement: Bespoke manual-winding skeleton tourbillon
Case: 18kt White Gold, 44 proprietary cut diamonds, 12.28cts; 390 diamonds, 3.98cts
Dial: 60 baguette cut diamonds, 0.81cts
Bracelet: 189 proprietary cut diamonds, 76.58cts & 396 Ideal Cut diamonds, 1.42cts
Crown: The Jewel in the Crown, 0.12cts
Display: Hours & Minutes
Total carats: 1080 Diamonds, different cuts - 95.19cts
All round brilliant cut diamonds set on Backes & Strauss watches are Ideal Cut, unless stated otherwise.
The teeming yet idyllic nature of London’s Berkeley square has been quintessentially captured in the Berkeley Royal Emperor Tourbillon. This bespoke watch is a supreme illustration of Backes and Strauss’ continuous inspiration that is drawn from London’s iconic architecture. Finished with 1,080 diamonds, it is an ultimate testament to Backes and Strauss’ endeavour for innovation using historically unprecedented expertise. In its conceptual design, this unique piece has undergone a complete skeletonization, keeping only the essential movements needed for the bespoke manual winding skeleton tourbillon in the timepiece, which is framed inside the square shape of the case similar to London’s Berkeley square. This Luxury watch exhibits a simple yet extraordinarily complex design which demonstrates how effortless a master’s intricate craftsmanship can look when they have executed it.