Katherine S. Cunanan
May 21, 2018     |    

Renewed Perfection

Worthy of a queen

The Breguet Reine de Naples 8908 collection was first launched in 2002, and is a sort of homage to the 1810 request of Caroline, Queen of Naples. That original wristwatch was an oblong-shaped repeater attached to a delicate wristlet. A repeater is a complication that chimes the hours, and sometimes minutes, at the press of a button. The dial was a beautiful engine-turned silver dial and had Arabic numerals.

The latest version of the Breguet Reine de Naples 8908 (ref. no. 8908BR/5T/864 D00D) now has a rose gold case and 128 diamonds set in the bezel and dial flange. The dial is partially made of Tahitian mother-of-pearl, and the luster adds elegance to the watch. The new dial has the moon phases complication and a power reserve. The dial also features an offset hours chapter at 6 o’clock and a small seconds at 7 o’clock. The beauty is strapped to your wrist with a black satin strap embellished with a diamond-set folding clasp, or you could opt for the rose gold bracelet instead.

A moon phase indicator tracks the phases of the moon. As the moon’s orbit around the Earth takes roughly 29 days (or, to be more precise, 29 days, 12 hours, and 44 minutes), you need only set the moon phase indicator correctly once and it will continue to keep you in the loop.

Powered by the self-winding movement, Cal. 537 DRL2, the watch is numbered and signed Breguet. It has a 45-hour power reserve and is water resistant to 3 bar. This newest version of the Breguet Reine de Naples 8908, beautiful both technically and aesthetically, is indeed perfect for the queen in you.


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