Backes & Strauss Piccadilly Lucky Mystery
Backes & Strauss is proud to announce the launch of its new and playful Mystery collection. Staying true to its British heritage, the world’s oldest diamond company is not afraid to show some tongue-in-cheek. Reminiscent of lenticular printing, the Mystery series consists of a special pavé setting, which allows the discerning eye to perceive two different images in the dial depending on the angle of observance.
This Chinese New Year, Backes & Strauss welcomes good fortune with the Piccadilly Lucky Mystery, a one-of-a-kind timepiece of which the dial, when looked at from one angle, consists of a surface set with Backes & Strauss’ signature white Ideal Cut diamonds, whilst from the other angle, its dial reveals the Chinese character “福” (Fu) illustrated with red rubies; in Chinese culture, both the character and the red colour itself symbolise “good fortune” or “blessing”. In its totality, the dial of the Piccadilly Lucky Mystery is set with 653 white Ideal Cut diamonds (2.13 cts) and 244 red rubies (0.91 cts).
Size: 40 mm
Movement: Automatic, Platinum Rotor
Case: 18kt white gold set with 106 white diamonds, 3.55cts
Dial: 653 white diamonds, 2.13cts and 244 red rubies, 0.91cts
Bracelet: Alligator leather strap
Buckle: 30 diamonds, 0.30cts
Crown: The Jewel in the Crown, 0.12 cts
Display: Hours, Minutes & Seconds
Total carats: 1034 gemstones, 7.01cts
All brilliant cut diamonds set on Backes & Strauss are Ideal Cut diamonds unless stated otherwise