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Master of Diamonds since 1789

With over 230 years of diamond expertise, Backes & Strauss has built its reputation among the most prestigious clients worldwide as the experts in polishing and cutting of high-quality diamonds. Today, the company’s proficiency lies predominantly in the Ideal Cut.

Meeting of Masters

Backes & Strauss and Franck Muller are masters of the art and science of their respective crafts; one of diamonds, the other of complications. Whilst Backes & Strauss is occupied with light and Franck Muller is concerned with time, both share a devotion to mathematical precision.

The Making of the Royal Berkeley Emperor Tourbillon

Backes & Strauss set out on the challenging task of creating a masterpiece that seamlessly oscillates between a high complication and a jewellery timepiece, in perfect measure. This concept gave fruition to the creation of the unique Berkeley Emperor Tourbillon series. After hundreds of hours of skill and unwavering precision, passing through the hands of highly skilled craftsmen, the Royal Berkeley Emperor Tourbillon joined the pantheon of Backes & Strauss Masterpieces.