Breguet Reine de Naples
On June 8th, 1810, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as the Queen of Naples – Caroline Murat, placed an order from Breguet for a “thin, oblong repeater watch with a silver dial and Arabic numerals, mounted on a wristlet of hair woven with gold threads.” Abraham Louis Breguet received the request and delivered the watch in December 1812. This was the birth of first women’s wristwatch. Shortly after, the Queen of Naples bought a further twelve watches (eight repeating and four simple) from Breguet. Later, Breguet honored that first wristwatch with a dedicated collection – Reine de Naples. Nowadays, it becomes the most iconic collection of Breguet, and a symbol of feminine refinements.
Reine De Naples 8928 is definitely the most classic branch in this collection, and the Ref. 8928BB/5P/944 DD0D is like a fresh breeze comparing to other members in the branch. Case in 18K white gold with the traditional oblong shape, the bezel, dial flange and lug are set with 139 brilliant-cut diamonds and the crown is set with a briolette diamond. This piece has a relatively small dimension of 33 x 24.95 mm with natural mother-of-pearl dial. Hours chapter with pink-rimmed Arabic Breguet numerals offset at 6 o’clock. The pink leather strap gives a lively feeling and absolutely brightens up your day.