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’.
40 mm (available in 5 different sizes)
18k Rose Gold (also available in White Gold) set with 56 Baguette Cut diamonds - 10.55 carats
Dial with hand-polished Numerals (available in different colours, Roman or Arabic)
Sword-shaped Hands with superwhite Luminova
One Ideal Cut diamond "The Jewel in the Crown" - 0.12 carat
FM200 Mechanical movement with automatic wiring
Côtes de Genève, Hand chamfering, Blue screws
Hours, Minutes and Seconds, Date between 4 and 5 o' clock
Alligator leather strap (available in different colours)
Deployment buckle or 18k Rose Gold ardillon buckle set with Ideal Cut diamonds
57 Baguette Cut and Ideal Cut diamonds - 10.67 carats
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.