30 Jun 2022

Full of Splendor, The Reine de Naples 8908


The first wristwatch of the world was for a very special lady, a queen in 1812. Abraham-Louis Breguet created it for Caroline Murat, the Queen of Naples. This historic piece, freely interpreted, is the inspiration for a feminine collection which has become legendary.

Abraham-Louis Breguet created it for Caroline Murat, the Queen of Naples, in 1812. Unfortunately, this watch bearing the number 2639 disappeared in the course of time and remains lost. When the House decided to launch a new collection inspired by this historical piece, it turned to the archives where our founder carefully recorded all his works. Breguet’s watchmakers found the description of an oblong minute-repeating watch with a thermometer on a strap made of hair and gold thread that had to be knotted around the wrist, which became the inspiration for the Reine de Naples models.

This one-of-a-kind timepiece became the inspiration for the Reine de Naples line, whose models are instantly recognizable thanks to the particular shape of their cases, which are oblong. With their customary care and precision, Breguet's watchmakers have created a symbol of refinement in a contemporary jewellery watch.

Reine de Naples 8908BB

This wristwatch is in 18-carat white gold. Bezel and dial flange set with 128 diamonds weighing approx. 0.77 ct. Self-winding movement with running seconds. Power-reserve and moon-phase indicators. Silvered gold dial, hand-engraved on a rose engine and partly in white natural mother-of-pearl. Sapphire caseback. Water-resistant to 3 bar ( 30 m ). Dimensions : 36.50 x 28.45 mm. Also in yellow gold. Available with gold bracelet.

The models in the Reine de Naples line, anthems of praise to femininity, are inspired by this legendary creation: resolutely modern, refined and suffused with an exquisitely poetic touch. 

Visit select Rivoli Prestige stores at Mall of The Emirates, Burj Al Arab, Atlantis The Palm & Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi to view the collection.

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