The Reine de Naples 8967 comes with a steel case with finely fluted sides but it’s the dial that really stands out thanks to a deep-blue lacquer with turquoise blue scrolls. Its surface is reminiscent of a starry sky, making it feel quite whimsical. To achieve this effect, the artisan places a touch of clear lacquer on still-liquid dark material. When combined in this manner, the colours mix spontaneously to form a unique painting.
The Breguet Arabic numerals 6 and 12 are at the top and bottom of the dial, painted in white relief. The hours’ chapter, off-centre at 6 o’clock, adopts the oval shape of the case. Engraved lines radiate from its centre, punctuated at the end by faceted diamond shapes in silvered powder. For use at night, a luminescent material – blue in the dark -has been used to illuminate the hands. Finally, the Breguet signature is engraved between 9 and 12 o’clock, followed by the timepiece’s individual number.
The transparent sapphire caseback reveals the 591C calibre and the engine-turned, solid-gold rotor. The use of silicon with non-magnetic properties for the escapement and the balance spring ensures a reliable precision movement with a frequency of 4 hertz. The 169 components of this manufacture calibre have been decorated with great care by Breguet’s artisans. The chronometric precision of the Reine de Naples has been tested in six positions, and the watch is water-resistant up to 30 meters.
The Reine de Naples 8967’s delicate form, it’s crown at 4 o’clock, as well as the special lug of its bracelet, are all characteristics that make it a timepiece both feminine and original.
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