Berkeley Collection

Berkeley One Row

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 one row of 44 Ideal Cut diamonds - 8.50 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
38 Hours
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
30 meters

Total carats

45 Ideal Cut diamonds - 8.62 carats



Backes & Strauss
Ideal Cut Diamonds

Every round, brilliant diamond used at Backes & Strauss is an Ideal Cut Diamond, designed to emanate optimum fire and brilliance. The perfect symmetry and proportions of an Ideal Cut diamond ensure that the light entering the stone refracts internally from 57 precisely placed facets and travels out through the top of the table, creating a mesmerising sparkle.

We work with only the highest specification diamonds. All Ideal Cut diamonds used at Backes & Strauss are of D, E or F colour and internally flawless with only a very, very slight inclusion.