Berkeley Collection

Berkeley Baguette

The Berkeley Collection is inspired by one of the most charming of London’s great squares – a graceful garden in the heart of elegant, bustling Mayfair.

Originally laid out in the 18th century by Palladian master and landscape architect William Kent, Berkeley Square has particular resonance for Backes and Strauss; its great plane trees, among the oldest in London, were planted in 1789, the year the company started trading. It has since become a famously romantic spot, known for the song, ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’.

Specifications

Size

40 mm (available in 5 different sizes)

Case

18k Rose Gold (also available in White Gold) set with 56 Baguette Cut diamonds - 10.55 carats

Dial

Dial with hand-polished Numerals (available in different colours, Roman or Arabic)

Hands

Sword-shaped Hands with superwhite Luminova

Crown

One Ideal Cut diamond "The Jewel in the Crown" - 0.12 carat

Movement

FM200 Mechanical movement with automatic wiring
38 Hours
Côtes de Genève, Hand chamfering, Blue screws

Display

Hours, Minutes and Seconds, Date between 4 and 5 o' clock

Bracelet

Alligator leather strap (available in different colours)

Buckle

Deployment buckle or 18k Rose Gold ardillon buckle set with Ideal Cut diamonds
30 meters

Total carats

57 Baguette Cut and Ideal Cut diamonds - 10.67 carats

Reference

BY.40.MA.BAG.RG.WRR

Backes & Strauss
Baguette Cut Diamonds

The Baguette Cut is named due to its long rectangular shape after the French word ‘baguette’. This cut came out of the Art Deco movement of the 1920’s and 30’s, its geometric form widely popularised by the design and architecture of the period.

Unlike round diamonds, the shape of the Baguette allows them to be set side-by-side without gaps. The effect of this unbroken display of diamonds creates the startlingly beautiful invisible setting.