The Plumes collection is inspired by the wife of Louis XVI, and can be regarded as the spokesperson for Breguet women’s jewelry watches-French Queen Marie Antoinette. The patron saint of time has never stopped writing to her husband and her family in Austria. Empress Marie Antoinette used a pen to express her desire for freedom, a consistent theme in her letters. This background prompted Breguet’s watchmakers to create a poetic timepiece, using ancient decorative methods such as carving, and extraordinary gem setting, reminiscent of a feathery quill pen.
This year, the Plumes collection has added a new product called Rêve de Plume. This timepiece is available in rose gold and white gold. The feather carving on it starts from the 6 o’clock spherical diamond joint and continues to the left of the bezel. Breguet’s watchmakers use diamonds of various sizes to show details of different parts of the feathers. To this end, the ‘trunk’ part in the middle of the feather is set with baguette diamonds and tapers towards the tail. Similarly, the ‘mesh’ part of the feather is set with bright-cut diamonds of various sizes, creating the general effect of water droplets sliding over the feather. Despite the sophisticated diamond setting, this timepiece as a whole has a relaxed feel. The white mother-of-pearl dial is embellished with a new engraved flower pattern, which is also reminiscent of delicate feathers, which spread outwards from the 6 o’clock position of the dial. Adding decorative effects with engraved flowers is actually a huge challenge because the mother-of-pearl is very fragile. The hour and minute hands are in hollow blue steel, the bezel and dial flange are set with diamonds, and the crown is set with a drop-shaped diamond. This outstanding timepiece once again demonstrates Breguet’s tireless pursuit of detail, which is what characterizes all Breguet watches. As a jewellery watch, the side is also engraved with delicate feathers, which is like a classic coin decoration unique to the outer edge of a Breguet watch.
Equipped with a self-winding movement 586 using a silicon hairspring, set with a total diamond weight of more than 4 carats.
Breguet Rêêve de Plume Jewelry Set
To complement the Rêve de Plume watch, Breguet presents a set of jewellery made of white or rose gold, inspired by feather patterns as well. The set consists of earrings, rings and necklaces, and uses pearl as the medium, inheriting the design style of watches and other Reine de Naples ball joints. Each jewellery has a gorgeous feather entirely set with diamonds, jumping out of pearls. The different parts of these feathers are also represented by diamonds of different sizes. In addition, Breguet makes full use of the craftsman’s superb jewelry setting technology to make this set of exquisite jewelry show noble elegance, light and elegant feeling.
Breguet Rêve de Plume Haute Joaillerie High Jewellery Watch
The case is made of 18K white gold and has an oval shape. The outer edge of the case is delicately carved with feathers. Bezel and flange set with 94 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 2.42 carats). Feather pattern pavé 20 baguette diamonds (approximately 0.42 carats), 1 claw-set trapezoid-cut diamond (approximately 0.24 carats), and 76 brilliant-cut snowflake-encrusted diamonds (approximately 0.778 carats). The crown is set with a drop-shaped diamond (approximately 0.28 carats). Strap connector pavé set with 22 brilliant-cut snowflake-set diamonds (approximately 0.41 carats). Sapphire crystal case back. Dimensions are 33 x 24.95 mm.
Dial is made of natural mother-of-pearl. 12-point inlay Breguet nameplate. The scale ring uses Roman numerals. Breguet blued-steel hands with cutout tips.
Self-winding movement with engraved individual number and Breguet lettering. Cal.ibre 586/1. 6¾ cents, 29 rubies. Power reserve time is up to 40 hours. Automatic platinum 950 with engraved engraving. Swiss linear lever escapement. Breguet balance wheel with silicon hairspring. Vibration frequency is 3 Hz. 6 party adjustment.
The strap is made of silk satin with a folding clasp set with 26 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 0.14 carats).
The total diamond weight exceeds 4 carats.
Also available in rose gold: