Renowned for bearing a gem-set Union Jack in its dial, Backes & Strauss’ John Bull collection is available in 18kt white gold or steel and comes in all three of Backes & Strauss’ classic designs; the square-shaped Berkeley, the round Piccadilly and the oval-shaped Regent.
Inspired by the famous symbol of unshakeable Britishness, the dial of the John Bull watch features white Ideal Cut diamonds, rubies and sapphires to create the instantly recognisable pattern of the Union Jack flag, behind which lies a self-winding, automatic movement. Finally, as Backes & Strauss tradition dictates, each John Bull timepiece is masterfully completed with the brand’s trademark Ideal Cut diamond nestled into the crown, also known as the Jewel in the Crown.
All brilliant cut diamonds set on Backes & Strauss are Ideal Cut diamonds unless stated otherwise.
Case: 18kt White Gold case, 106 diamonds, 3.55cts
Dial: Union Jack dial, 182 diamonds, 0.80cts, 40 sapphires, 0.37cts, and 186 rubies, 1.14cts
Bracelet: Alligator leather strap
Buckle: 30 diamonds, 0.30cts
Crown: The Jewel in the Crown, 0.12cts
Display: Hours, Minutes & Seconds
Total Carats: 545 gemstones, 6.28cts
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