Reine de Naples
Reine de Naples wristwatch Grande Complication in 18-carat white gold.
This elaborate “complication” marks the hours automatically every hour on the hour with two strikes, repeated three times, a charming and discreet way of signalling the passage of time. Case: egg-shaped in 18-carat white gold with finely fluted caseband. Bezel set with 30 diamonds, approx. 3 cts. Dial in natural white mother-of-pearl. One diamond indicates the on/off setting of the hour-strike in an aperture at 12 o’clock. self-winding movement in a shape of a dove.
The gong spring, invented in 1783, is a strip of metal that replaced the traditional bell and improved sound quality.
A.-L. Breguet was the first to discover, through his oscillating platinum-weight watch, a formula which would produce a reliable automatic watch. Breguet sold one of his first self-winding watches to Queen Marie-Antoinette.
Reference 8978BB/58/974 D00D
|Material :||White gold|
|Case thickness (mm) :||11.60|
|Case dimension (mm) H :||38.45|
|Case dimension (mm) W :||30.40|
|Water (m) :||30|
|Powers (hours) :||65|
|Frequency (Hz) :||3.0|
|Escapement :||Swiss straight line lever|