Watches & Wonders 2021: Bvlgari presents jewelled timepieces bursting with colour
By: Ching-Yin Foo
April 13, 2021
Bvlgari is hitting it out of the park at Watches and Wonders 2021. First, they showcased their watchmaking expertise by besting their own record of the slimmest perpetual calendar with not one but three new versions of an even slimmer Octo Finissimo, including a limited-edition collaboration with Japanese architect Tadao Ando.
Then, they unveiled the masterpieces that came from combining that expertise with master jewellery-making skills. The results are sophisticated and (literally) brilliant jewellery timepieces, bathed with sparkling diamonds and colourful gemstones galore. Let’s take a look at them:
Serpenti Misteriosi Cleopatra Cuff Watch
At first glance, this opulent, extravagant cuff might look out of place at a watch show, but take a closer look, and you will see, nestled under a faceted 5-carat hexagonal see-through rubellite, a diamond-set dial. Filling out the 18-karat rose gold case are 8 other brightly faceted hexagonal stones surrounded by nearly 4,000 snow-set diamonds
The Serpenti has been an iconic symbol of Bvlgari since the 1940s. They have ensured that its most contemporary interpretation was brought to life with the highest of standards, with 470 hours of work going into setting the gemstones alone. The result is most striking, most opulent and definitely eye-catching.
New versions of the Divissima and Astrale Cocktail Watches
If you are looking for something equally bold, but in the more traditional form of a watch, read on – Bvlgari also brought a contemporary update to two other classic watches. Just like the Cleopatra cuff watch, they feature vivid gemstones set amongst gleaming diamonds. If whimsical exuberance could be packaged into a wearable timepiece, they would be the Divissima and Astrale cocktail watches.
The Astrale has been redesigned with a burst of colour: gemstones of different cuts and shapes sitting amongst over 80 diamonds encircle a mother of pearl dial. It is available in two options: white gold or rose gold, both with an alligator leather strap.
The Divissima, a smaller version of the iconic Divas’ Dream, is also available in two versions: an all-diamond model featuring eight brilliant-cut diamonds nestled between fan-shaped motifs made of more snow-set diamonds, and an emerald version featuring eight brilliant-cut emeralds in a vivid shade of green.
Learn more about Bvlgari’s Watches & Wonders 2021 novelties at bulgari.com
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