First launched in 2002, the exclusively feminine Reine de Naples collection is a tribute to the first wristwatch ordered from Abraham-Louis Breguet by Caroline Murat in 1810 and delivered in 1812.
To create this line, Breguet drew inspiration from historical descriptions of the original model, known by its production number, 2639. Like their forebears, the creations composing the Reine de Naples are oval-shaped. Some models feature moon phases or a power-reserve indicator, while others house sophisticated complications as sonnerie au passage (automatic or ‘in passing’ hour-strike). Over the years, Breguet has enriched the Reine de Naples line with mechanical timepieces specifically designed for women and combining technical mastery with aesthetic sophistication.
In 2015, Breguet launched the Reine de Naples Princesse Mini watches, adapting the iconic oval shape of the Reine de Naples collection to even the daintiest wrists. Initially presented in rose gold and steel versions, these refined 32.7 x 27.3 mm models are complemented this year by a new interpretation.
The Reine de Naples Princesse Mini 9818 now offers women the choice of opting for white gold. This new model also adopts other distinctive features including a bezel and lug entirely set with brilliant-cut diamonds. The domed dials of the rose gold and steel versions, respectively crafted in natural white or Tahitian mother-of-pearl, are replaced in this model by a lavender-coloured mother-of-pearl dial.
As far as the movement is concerned, this timepiece entirely made in the Breguet workshops of the Vallée de Joux is equipped with Calibre 586/1 with a silicon balance-spring. Its 38-hour power reserve is ensured by an engine-turned platinum oscillating weight.
Model: Breguet Reine De Naples Princesse Mini 9818
Ref. 9818BB/5V/922 DD0D
18-carat white gold, cambered ovoid with delicately fluted caseband
Bezel and lug set with 64 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.654 cts)
Crown set with a briolette diamond (approx. 0.15 ct)
Dimensions 32.7 x 27.3mm
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m)
Lavender-coloured mother-of-pearl, individually numbered and signed Breguet
Offset hours chapter at 6 o'clock with Roman numerals in white natural mother-of-pearl marquetry
Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel
Self-winding movement, numbered and signed Breguet
Cal. 586/1. 63/4lignes, 29 jewels
38 hours power reserve
In-line Swiss lever escapement
Breguet balance on a silicon spring
Balance frequency 3Hz
Adjusted in 6 positions
Also available with a white gold bracelet set with diamonds: Reference 9818BB/5V/J51 DDD0
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