27 October 2020 - Collections

An Exquisite Ballet Dance Dresses the Dial of a New Reine de Naples Model

Breguet unveils its most recent creation in the Reine de Naples line, a model paying tribute to the art of ballet and to Russia. The House stages three ballerinas fashioned with one of its beloved techniques, the cameo work. The art of engraving in high relief consists of working on the different layers of a seashell, creating a sculpture of uncommon delicacy.

The House of Breguet has a historical relationship with Russia. Abraham-Louis Breguet was the supplier watchmaker to many royal families, high military dignitaries and diplomats. In Russia, Tsar Alexander I, a great admirer of watchmaking art, had a predilection for Breguet timepieces and shared this passion with those around him. Archival materials revealed that for over a century the Romanovs and many prominent Russian families had been clients of the House.

For its new Reine de Naples model, Breguet draws inspiration from one of the principal artistic symbols of Russia, the classical ballet. A source of national pride and an image of Russian art, ballet with its more than 300-year-old history has become an integral part of Russia. 

This exquisite creation is limited to five pieces, exclusively for Russia. 

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