The Reine de Naples’s origin story is almost as recognizable as its famously egg-shaped silhouette. Introduced in 2002, Breguet’s classic ladies’ timepiece takes its inspiration from the world’s first known wristwatch, which master watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet created for Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples and sister of Napoleon Bonaparte, between 1810 and 1812.
The newest version of the timepiece, the Reine de Naples 8908, was unveiled at the Baselworld fair in March. With its 18k rose gold case swaddled in 128 brilliant-cut diamonds, and its beautifully crafted dial, made of iridescent Tahitian mother-of-pearl, the watch is a fetching example of Breguet’s expertise in the women’s watch category.
Endowed with a moon phase and power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock, and the hours chapter and small seconds at 6 and 7 o’clock, respectively, the model is powered by a cutting-edge self-winding movement featuring a silicon escape-wheel, silicon balance spring, and in-line lever escapement.
Worn with a black satin strap with diamond-set folding clasp, the Reine de Naples 8908 is also available on a rose gold bracelet.