Backes & StraussPrestige issue 255, October 2014
a special watch for Harrod’s
Backes & Strauss, the world’s oldest diamond company and Gemfields, the leading supplier of responsibly sourced colored gemstones, partner to create a diamond and emerald «pièce unique» watch for Harrods’ Biennale des Antiquaires. The Harrods Princess, made exclusively for the famed luxury department store, is hand-set with 80 Gemfields Zambian emeralds and 241 natural diamonds for a total of 23.5 carats and will be unveiled at Harrods in the Fine Watch Room for the Biennale des Antiquaires exhibition. The pièce unique was crafted in Switzerland, each Gemfields emerald has been carefully selected, and cut specifically for the Harrods Princess, ensuring depth and consistency of color, combined with Backes & Strauss’ signature diamonds.
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Size: 37 mm.
Case: 18-karat white gold case set with 28 ideal cut diamonds.
Diamond and Emerald Dial: Set with 144 Ideal Cut diamonds, 12 Gemfields baguette cut Zambian emeralds and mother of pearl.
Crown: One ideal cut diamond «The Jewel in the Crown».
Hands: Sword-shaped hands with superwhite luminova.
Movement: Automatic movement.
Display: Hours, minutes & seconds.
Bracelet: Jewelry bracelet in 18-karat white gold set with 68 ideal cut diamonds and 68 Gemfields round and square cut Zambian emeralds.
Water-resistance: 30 meters.
Total Carats: 241 ideal cut diamonds – 13.52 carats, 80 Gemfields Zambian emeralds – 10.00 carats.