Bulgari kicked off the summer season with an array of elaborate high-end watches capitalizing on its mastery of métiers d’art—specifically lapidary function and gem setting.
Naturalia assortment, infused with normal hardstones, not only places a colourful twist on the tourbillon’s architectural framework, it enables customers to put their individual customized touches on the patterns applying the new Maestria pill software. In addition, the brand name places substantial-jewelry watchmaking into overdrive with a quartet of Magnifica confections.
Naturalia made its debut with a trio of skeletonized Octa Roma tourbillons available in 3 hardstone versions: black onyx (US$89,000), a mineral reported to be imbued with protective powers advertising and marketing a sense of interior toughness lapis lazuli (US$243,000), symbolizing honor and probable and green malachite (US$129,000), a stone representing transformation.
For decades, Bulgari has combined and matched opaque hardstones with glowing, colored gemstones in its daring jewelry oeuvre, but the lapidary expertise demanded by the
Octa Roma Naturalia
is on a distinct degree. The two thirty day period-extensive method will involve selecting the suitable rock with consistent coloration and variants, then reducing it into tiny parts and polishing them by hand. Watchmakers then painstakingly insert the skinny slices of stone into the watch’s skeletonized framework and the factors of the traveling tourbillon caliber BVL206. Stone is inlaid onto the bridges, plates and indexes, as very well as on the sides of the center case.
The outdated-earth watchmaking crafts are paired with 21st-century tech in the new Maestria pill app that introduced in April. At the moment, the customization alternative is completely readily available for the Octo Roma Naturalia in Bulgari boutiques and at substantial-jewellery/high-horology special events, but the concept will be rolled out to more collections in the upcoming. Considering that just about every piece is designed to order, there are no physical watches to watch in the boutiques, but prototypes will be displayed at activities.
With the unveiling of its customizable Naturalias, Bulgari also produced four Magnifica 1-of-a-form significant-jewelry watches laden with diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and rubies (all rates upon request).
Fairly than existing a concluded view, the salesperson employs the boutique’s pill to show the customer a variety of options—including the preference of stone, circumstance material, situation environment, and personalized engraving on the again. The 44mm scenarios are offered in blackened titanium, sand-blasted rose gold or satin-polished platinum. If rose gold or platinum are decided on, purchasers can increase diamonds to the bezel or to the bezel and middle circumstance. In all, 30 distinctive combos are probable, moreover the engraved concept, generating every single 1 a special piece.
These extravagant designs, two of which masquerade as bracelets with their dials concealed beneath jeweled, hinged addresses, were conceived in the house’s Roman high-jewelry studio underneath the auspices of
Bulgari’s executive director of product or service development.
The Ruby Metamorphosis top secret view, with a stunning antique cushion-reduce, 6.3-carat Mozambique ruby established into the go over hiding the dial, is reportedly the most pricey and important timepiece at any time created by the property.
Made to enhance a substantial-jewellery necklace of the exact same identify, the platinum look at was 1,650 several hours in the building, supplied its lavish and intricate gem environment, including 48 baguette-lower rubies totaling extra than 7 carats and 146 baguette-lower diamonds totaling nearly 20 carats, in addition further good-lower and pavé-set diamonds.
The other three exceptional timepieces, all paired with matching necklaces, consist of Celestial Sky, highlighted with an oval-shaped, 6-carat vibrant blue Sri-Lanka sapphire on the dial address amid curving Baroque motifs set with blue sapphires, tourmaline beads, and fantastic-reduce diamonds the Diamond Swan with its dial noticeable as a result of a 7-carat faceted rock crystal go over amid a cascade of diamonds in a wide range of cuts and the Baroque Spiral, also with a transparent rock crystal dial go over, motivated by the sensuality of the Baroque motion with its spiral geometry accented with diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.