BACKES & Strauss, the world’s oldest diamond company established in the 18th century, have marked Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth’s II 90th birthday with a creation of two unique pieces. The diamond masters are now a part of the Franck Muller Group who are the leaders in timepiece making and this union resulted in the creation of watches of supreme quality.
One of the intricate designs crafted by the most talented experts of both companies is The Princess Elizabeth. The timepiece boasts a unique dial featuring Princess Elizabeth’s youthful profile and a XC at twelve o’clock.
The dial is distinguished by having been hand – engraved by Backes & Strauss’ master engraved and then enamelled with the use of English Blythe enamel and Grand Feu technique – a process which requires application of several layers under strictly controlled high temperature to achieve the royal purple hue.
The second piece celebrating the royal anniversary has been named The Queen Elizabeth and will be unveiled at a special event in October held in Japan.
by Magda P
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