Regarding the status of women is a topic we have been discussing and paying attention to. The modern women who have been freed from all kinds of restraints have gradually become their queens in pursuit of freedom and economic independence. When you saw them on various occasions, you behaved decently, talked generously, dressed elegantly, strong on the outside, strong on the inside, and the tenacity on your body could not be destroyed. This has something in common with Breguet Naples. Why do you say that? This is to say from the origin of the Breguet Naples series.
Caroline Mula, Queen of Naples
Napoleon’s youngest sister, Caroline Mullah, is an independent, powerful, and even ambitious woman. After marrying the King of Naples Joachim Mullah, Caroline Mullah exerted her political ambitions in Naples, handled domestic political affairs, encouraged the development of manufacturing and artistic and cultural undertakings, and was a strong woman in modern times. She and Breguet have a deep relationship, ordering no less than 34 timepieces in Breguet in her lifetime. In 1810, Caroline Murat customized a complicated watch to Master Breguet, and it was not delivered to the Queen of Naples until December 1812. This watch also became the prototype of the later Queen of Naples series.
At the Baselworld in 2018, Breguet’s Naples series added a new work, providing a gorgeous wrist watch for modern women. Let’s enjoy this new Naples watch together. (Watch model: 8908BR / 5T / 864 / D00D)
Breguet’s new Queen of Naples series retains the main features of the first watch No. 2639. The classic goose egg-shaped design, with a more colorful Tahiti mother-of-pearl dial, is integrated into the moon phase. The function of pan and power reserve blends the sense of royal luxury with the feminine beauty, so that both classic beauty and modern fashion can be brought into play.
The case of rose gold is polished with a polishing process, and the appearance is full and round. The bezel and dial flange are set with bright and charming diamonds, adding brilliance to the watch, as exquisite as the queen. The edge of the case is Breguet’s signature coin decoration, which is very exquisite, while also highlighting the brand’s unique aesthetic design style.
The crown is set at 4 o’clock, and it forms the English letter ‘Q’, which stands for ‘Queen’ (the meaning of the queen), which is also Breguet’s expression of the definition of ‘INEVERYWOMANISAQUEEN’. The crown is designed with a common non-slip texture. It is inlaid with a curved ruby and is set against the diamonds on the bezel. It exudes a powerful and noble air field like the Queen of Naples.
The egg-shaped dial is made of Tahiti mother-of-pearl, showing different color changes under different light. The dial’s functional layout is also inspired by Breguet’s first watch specially designed for the Queen of Naples, with a moon phase display and a power reserve display at 12 o’clock.
The eccentric scale ring and small seconds dial are located at 6 o’clock and 7 o’clock respectively, with Breguet blue steel hands, and engraved with Breguet’s signature and independent numbering.
The movement uses a CAL.537DRL2 self-winding movement, equipped with a silicon escape wheel and a linear lever escapement, a Breguet balance spring and a silicon balance spring. It provides a 45-hour power reserve when fully wound. The bottom of the table is designed with a see-through effect. The design of the see-through effect is provided at the eccentric dial position. You can observe the platinum oscillating weight with the Paris studs and the movement of the movement, which is very beautiful.
Summary: Breguet’s Queen of Naples series is loved by women, not only because of its super high value, but also because of the fascinating story behind it and the exquisite watchmaking technology. In this new Naples watch launched this year, we saw the epitome of modern independent women, which is noble, delicate, and most importantly powerful. (Picture / text watch home Wu Fengqi)