New Watch! • 20 Jan 2023
Bulgari’s Latest Creations Dazzle at LVMH Watch Week 2023
True to its heritage, Bulgari unveils its newest watch creations that are designed to sparkle. The latest timekeepers from the Maison are a magnificent showcase of its jewellery-making expertise.
Divas’ Dream & Divas’ Dream Mosaica
Vibrant, colourful, joyful: Divas’ Dream is an expression of the dolce vita spirit. Colourful cabochon-cut gems refer to the Maison’s design language in the 1950s, skilfully combining the hardness of the precious stones with the fluidity of fanned petals. Drawing inspiration from the golden age of Rome, the fan-shaped motif on the Divas’ Dream allude to the gingko leaf patterns that adorn the mosaics on the floor gracing Rome’s Baths of Caracalla.
The 33mm watch with white mother of pearl dial is cased in 18K rose gold, with three different expressions. The first features shades of blue with topazes and tanzanites on a blue alligator strap. The second is an expression in mauve with amethysts and tourmaline against a purple alligator strap. Finally, a red version with rubies and a red alligator strap refer to the Asian colour for good luck and fortune. White diamonds add extra sparkle on the rose gold cases and buckles.
In an expression of Bulgari’s jewellery and watchmaking expertise, the two new Divas’ Dream Mosaica models recall the mosaics adorning the Roman Baths of Caracalla. On the full-set dial, the fan-shaped pattern is adorned with a subtle sapphire gradient from pale pink to magenta on the rose gold version, and sky blue to deep azure for the white gold iteration. Vividly coloured gems light up the hours on the bezel and crown set with Bulgari’s signature cabochon-cut diamonds.
The Divas’ Dream Mosaica in rose gold embraces the wrist with a purple alligator leather strap fitted with a sparkling gold and diamond folding clasp, the bracelet’s gem-set lugs echoing the dial’s fan-shaped motifs. The Divas’ Dream Mosaica with blue sapphires is paired with a spectacular bracelet featuring fan-shaped white gold links adorned with a profusion of white diamonds. The transparent case back reveals a finely decorated mechanical self-winding movement from the Bulgari watch Manufacture in Switzerland.
Colours and shapes sparkle without inhibition in the new Allegra. The tangy cocktail of gems exploding in a variety of shapes now come in two new iterations. The first is a 36 mm rose gold case set with 32 round brilliant-cut diamonds, 32 pink sapphires, 1 oval cabochon cut pink tourmaline, 3 cabochon and emerald cut citrines, 2 heart and oval cut pink rhodolites, 2 cabochon and emerald cut peridots. The second features a yellow gold case set with 32 round brilliant cut diamonds, 32 yellow sapphires, 3 cabochon cut pink tourmalines, 2 cabochon & emerald cut citrines, 3 heart, oval and emerald cut peridots. Both feature mother of pearl dials set with 12 round diamond indexes.
Serpenti Tubogas Infinity
The sinuously elegant curves of the Bulgari Serpenti have expressed perpetual rebirth, wisdom and vitality since 1948. The innovative Tubogas bracelet embraced wrists with its undulations, with the wrapping bracelet being the result of a complex technique coiling several metres of gold or steel wire. This latest metamorphosis sees the legendary Bulgari snake take on a new skin, with its serpentine silhouette continuing from watch case to bracelet, thanks to a new refined gemsetting on its modular construction. The uniquely dimensioned rings are moulded, polished, then gem-set before being assembled on a titanium blade.
The head of the snake, lit up by snow setting on the dial, features a gem-set bezel and eight diamonds on the curve of the case – all requiring a high level of expertise. The new Serpenti Tubogas Infinity comes in two versions of single and double twirl bracelets, both in rose gold and decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds.
Born in 2019, the irresistible Serpenti Seduttori was inspired by the iconic Tubogas. The signature curvaceous case adopts the shape of a snake’s head, and paired with a hexagonal scaglie (scale) bracelet that is perfectly articulated, sitting on the wrist like a second skin. The latest Serpenti Seduttori models feature deep black lacquered dials, in two versions: steel-only and steel with rose gold.