Royal Collection

The Berkeley Monarch

The Royal Collection, true to its name, features some of Backes & Strauss’ most sophisticated and regal timepieces. They lay bare the essence of Backes & Strauss craftsmanship at its finest and the results are testament to our master craftsmen’s skills. Inspired by the past and brought into the present, they testify to the company’s perennial commitment to elegance, style and luxury.



40 mm


18k Rose Gold (also available in White Gold) case invisibly set with three rows of 532 Ideal Cut diamonds - 4.16 carats


Dial hand-set with 508 Ideal Cut diamonds - 2.49 carats


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


Hours, Minutes and Seconds


Alligator leather strap (available in different colours)


18k Rose Gold ardillon buckle

Total carats

1041 Ideal Cut diamonds - 6.77 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.