Backes & Strauss’ Latest Bespoke Watch Features 245 Emeralds



Backes & Strauss, the London-based diamond cutting company, has unveiled the Piccadilly Princess Royal Emerald Green, an emerald-encrusted bespoke watch that is part of its ongoing collaboration with Gemfields.

Backes & Strauss, the London-based diamond-cutting company, has unveiled the Piccadilly Princess Royal Emerald Green, an emerald-encrusted bespoke watch that is part of its ongoing collaboration with Gemfields.

The spectacular timepiece is the third in a series of five watches designed to commemorate the 225th anniversary of Backes & Strauss.

The Piccadilly Princess Royal Emerald Green features 245 emeralds, sourced from Gemfields’ Kagem mine in Zambia. The stones, which feature 10 different cuts, total 31.91 cts.

“A shared dedication to environmental and human rights responsibility along with commitment to high-quality cut and polished stones are what have encouraged us to continue a partnership and create another masterpiece with Gemfields,” said Backes & Strauss CEO Vartkess Knadjian.