Backes & Strauss introduces the Berkeley Renaissance Duke Tourbillon collection

9 August 2019

April French Furnell

In a constant endeavour to achieve new horological heights all the while staying true to its jewellery know-how, Backes & Strauss’ Berkeley Renaissance Duke Tourbillon timepieces house the brand’s very first double peripheral tourbillon mechanism; its winding system of which the rotor, visible via the open back case, turns around the movement. The bridge of the tourbillon – much to all Backes & Strauss’ aficionados’ delight – is exaltingly set with 208 white Ideal Cut diamonds.

Up until now, the collection had been available in two beautiful variances; the classically understated Berkeley Renaissance Duke Tourbillon and the more scintillating Berkeley Renaissance Duke Tourbillon D2R set with a total of 475 white Ideal Cut diamonds (6.48 cts).

Now, after much anticipation, Backes & Strauss are proud to complete the Duke collection with its third dazzling variance, namely the Berkeley Renaissance Duke Tourbillon Baguette. Other than its diamond-set dial, bridge and buckle, this stunning timepiece is further embezzled with 100 baguette diamonds on the case, adding up to a total of 439 diamonds (11.56 cts).



Size: 43 mm

Case: 18kt rose gold set with 100 baguette diamonds, 9.93 cts

Dial: White dial with Roman hand-polished numerals and indexes of which the interior is set with 100 white Ideal Cut diamonds, 0.37 cts

Hands: Sword-shaped hands with superwhite luminova

Crown: The Jewel in the Crown, 0.10 cts

Movement: Double Peripheral Automatic Tourbillon with power reserve 46h; bridge on the back set with 208 white Ideal Cut diamonds, 0.67 cts

Display: Hours, Minutes & Seconds (second hand on the tourbillon cage)

Bracelet: Alligator leather

Buckle: 18kt Rose Gold set with 30 white Ideal Cut diamonds, 0.49 cts

Total carats: 11.56 cts

All brilliant cut diamonds set on Backes & Strauss are Ideal Cut diamonds unless stated otherwise.

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