Founded in 1789 in Hanau, Germany, Backes & Strauss is the oldest diamond company in the world. With over 230 years of diamond expertise, Backes & Strauss has built its reputation as the experts in polishing and cutting of high-quality diamonds. Today, the company’s proficiency lies predominantly in the Ideal Cut. As leading diamantaires, Backes & Strauss specializes in bejeweled watches. Collaborating with Franck Muller for watch movements, Backes & Strauss is the perfect combination of mastery in watchmaking and diamond cutting.