The Princess Elizabeth is the first of two very unique pieces that Backes & Strauss has crafted in 2016 to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The main feature of the Princess Elizabeth is its extraordinary dial, depicting Princess Elizabeth’s youthful profile. The gold dial has been hand-engraved by Backes & Strauss’ master engraver and enamelled using the Grand Feu technique with “XC” at twelve o’ clock.
It is interesting to note that this process uses the English Blythe enamel, applied over various layers at 900 degrees Celsius. The temperature is rigorously controlled to achieve a royal purple hue, a skill for which the enameller requires decades of experience to perfect.
The second piece, the Queen Elizabeth, will be unveiled at a special event in October to be held in Japan.
Every new piece created by Backes & Strauss is a further endorsement of their excellent reputation within their field. Luxurious Magazine holds this particular watchmaking brand in the highest regard as they are truly one of those companies which reflect our own high standards. From their luxurious showroom in Mayfair, London, their highly professional staff and of course, their exquisite timepieces, Backes & Strauss can rightly count themselves as one of the world’s finest.
Today, Backes & Strauss is part of the Franck Muller group. Backes & Strauss and the Franck Muller Group are masters of the art and science of their respective crafts. While Backes & Strauss is occupied with light and Franck Muller is concerned with time, both share a devotion to mathematical precision.
The result of this meeting of masters is a collection of timepieces so intricate, they are veritable masterpieces both inside and out.
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