In what could possibly be one of the best dedications to aquatic beauty, Bvlgari explores the wonders of nature yet again with the Il Giardino Marino timepiece. Backed by underwater motifs, along with a gold crown set with a rubellite stone, double sapphire crystals and water resistance of up to 30 meters, it is as much an ode to the marine world as to haute horlogerie.
If you ever wondered about the legend that says the Italian jeweler Bvlgari loved nature, then here’s where you’ll see it. A school of fish, sparkling sea stars, coral, mother-of-pearl and 29 brilliant-cut diamonds, all are bound together using the art of miniature painting. In the background, the dark blue evokes pure deep Ocean. This is nothing if not fine jewelry.
And to entice the modern woman-on-the-go, movement in the timepiece is the Swiss automatic Bvlgari in-house caliber BVL 263, a tourbillon with 40 jewels, 21,600 vph revealed through a round hole on the watch face. It is made of platinum with a sapphire bridge, polished and hand-finished parts, and a 22kt gold rotor and features Côtes de Genève decoration and fine circular graining.
The 37mm x 10.7mm case, in 18kt rose gold can be had with or without the set of 36 cut diamonds (totaling 2.8 carats). I personally like it with the name of Bvlgari etched in. The blue alligator leather strap with an 18kt rose gold pin buckle lends enough glamour minus the bling. With a power reserve of 64 hours, there are 50 pieces for each version, thus, promising true functionality and exclusivity.
[Via – Watches-World]