Breguet turns the spotlight on two new timepieces, the Reine de Naples 9835 and 9838, showcasing two styles but with one thing in common: the minutes hand that adopts a variety of shapes in the course of its path around the dial.
The flexible minutes hand gracing the dial of these two new models is as admirable as it is intriguing. The magic of an ingenious mechanism enables it to change shape according to its position on the oblong dial. This original mechanism protected by several patents was devised by Breguet.
Reine de Naples 9835
Its white gold case elegantly contrasts with its midnight blue mother-of-pearl dial, whose subtle hues vary as the light plays over it. Its flange, bezel and lugs are set with 161 diamonds. Its crown bears a briolette-cut diamond, while its folding clasp is adorned with 28 diamonds. Time is cleverly indicated by an aperture in the dial centre. The powdered silver-toned minutes numerals, featuring a font reminiscent of hand-drawn designs, are subtly offset. This version is available with an alligator leather strap matching the dial colour of this timepiece issued in a 20-piece limited edition.
Reine de Naples 9838
Its white lacquered dial makes a striking contrast with its midnight blue alligator strap. Its white gold case features a bezel, flange and crown set with blue sapphires. The various dial elements of this watch seem to be dancing, notably the offset Arabic numerals that appear to stretch and shorten alternately, as does the path of the minutes hand.