Bulgari continues setting a benchmark in top-class design and craftsmanship by bringing to the world the superlative combination of Swiss watchmaking know-how with Italian mastery of design in the form of the exquisite ‘The Bulgari High-End Watch 2020 Novelties’. The high-end watches bring to your wrists the wonders of high jewelry inspired by the baroque period with highly colored materials. The collection does a splendid job at justifying the terms “high-jewelry” and “high-watchmaking” by creating sheer magic with diamonds, colored gems, such as pink sapphires, Paraiba tourmalines, emeralds, pearls, alligator leather, and more. The collection is bold, arabesque, and utterly enticing. Let’s explore these watches that are true works of art from the Roman jeweler of time:
The Octo Roma Arabesque ref. 103403
The focal feature of this gorgeous timepiece is clearly its vibrant dial that amalgamates the grandeur of pink sapphires, tourmalines, emeralds, and diamonds in the embroidery of baroque design. Roman influences are highlighted in the form of the arabesque 40mm dial made in 18k pink gold. Manufacture caliber BVL 268, the thinnest tourbillon on the market powers the watch, making it as impressive internally as it is externally.
The Lady Arabesque Secret Watch ref. 103375
Arabesque influences return with ‘Lady Arabesque Secret Watch’. As the name suggests, the diminutive dial is camouflaged in the design elements of the arabesque pattern. For those who aren’t able to spot the time-telling dial, it is placed in the middle, slightly off-center of the bracelet-style watch. The densely embellished Lady Arabesque Secret Watch is crafted in pink gold with nearly 30 carats of pink sapphires, Paraiba tourmalines, emeralds, and some 13 carats of differently cut and pavé-set diamonds.
The Serpenti Misteriosi Baroque Pearls Secret Watch ref. 103374
A 12-carat cabochon-cut emerald, 220 pearls, and almost 2300 laborious hours later Bulgari got the world this one-of-a-kind creation that’s brimming with emeralds, Akoya pearls, and diamonds. The Serpenti Misteriosi Baroque Pearls Secret watch is a tribute to the “Perla Scaramazza” (also known as baroque pearls that are natural or cultured pearls with an irregular shape). Bulgari’s signature serpenti makes an attractive appearance in the bold timepiece by alternating pearls with diamond-set rings to demarcate the piece from its base. The snow-set diamond dial is embedded underneath the most stunning cabochon-cut emerald.
The Serpenti Misteriosi Intrecciati Sapphires ref. 103344
The double-headed snake returns; this time attached to a beaded bracelet, made with 426 sapphire beads totaling more than 100 carats. This is undoubtedly the most fluid piece of the collection as the beads create the serpent aesthetic to perfection. The watch is crafted in 18k rose gold, with the watch dial and mechanism encased inside one of the two serpent heads. The Serpenti Misteriosi Intrecciati Sapphires ref. 103344 is the latest entry in the Serpenti Misteriosi Intrecciati lineup.
The Octo Roma Tourbillon Sapphire Malachite ref. 103231
Raising the horology bar by several levels is the 44mm watch encased in a platinum case with a caseband fashioned in malachite. The watch is powered by the in-house manufacture BVL 206 caliber made of 18k white gold. The addition of Malachite renders the watch a satin yet glossy green aesthetic that can only be achieved with this coveted green stone. The skeletonized watch also flaunts indexes decorated with malachite to perfectly complement green hours and minute’s hands. Adding to the abundance of green hues is the strap is made of green alligator leather with an 18k white gold folding clasp set with baguette-cut diamonds. This superlative watch is a limited edition of 30 pieces.