TWO MASTERFUL EXECUTIONS HIGHLIGHT THE WATCHMAKING ART IN THE FEMININE MODE
Bulgari is a past master in the art of turning women’s heads and has indeed been doing so for over 130 years. Inspired by the pure, sensual lines of its jewellery creations, the ladies’ watches from the Rome-based jeweller combine elegance with sensuality. With the new LVCEATourbillon watches, a major horological complication now enlivens this ultra-feminine watch dedicated to celebrating light.
The joyful and chic LVCEA watches are an invitation to rapt contemplation, featuring fascinating light effects fostered by the harmonious design of their case and dials. LVCEATourbillon is no exception to this rule and allows light to invade its two dials, since Bulgari is presenting two variations for this 38 mm-diameter round watch in 18 carats gold. One is graced with a purple dial made of hearth of ruby, a spiritual colour much appreciated by Romans, framed by a white gold case. The other comes in a shade evoking the beauties of nature, as well as precious Oriental objects, with its green jade dial. Diamond hour-markers enhance the sparkle and luminosity of these models, precious elements that leave no doubt as to the signature of these watches dreamed up by the Roman jewellery House and proudly flaunting their unmistakable nature as contemporary jewellery creations.
A CAPTIVATING SIGHT
The gaze is arrested by colour and soon thereafter caught and held by the tourbillon that is visible on the dial. Enlightened connoisseurs will immediately notice that it belongs to a mechanical self-winding movement, Manufacture Bulgari Calibre 263. Beating at the rhythm of 21,600 vibrations per hour, and endowed with a 64-hour power reserve, an additional guarantee of regularity, this mechanism is entirely dedicated to precision.
In this case it serves to enhance yet further the beauty of a watch reputed for its femininity and its eminent wearability in every circumstance. While this LVCEATourbillon will delight devotees of fine and precious watchmaking, is it forbidden for a modern woman to treat herself to the everyday pleasures of constantly wearing a refined and sophisticated timepiece? Arrayed in its discreet elegance, LVCEATourbillon naturally accentuates the extraordinary personality of the woman who wears it.
LVCEA MOON Phases
WOMEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Light meets the moon. Bulgari cultivates a keen sense of paradox in delightful and subtle ways. The Roman jeweller plays with contrasts and is ramping up the seduction of its glowing LVCEA by enriching it with moon-phase indications.
The dainty face of the LVCEAMoonPhases is graced with an aperture forming the arc of a circle stretching across the upper part of the mother-of-pearl dial on this luminous round watch, which maintains its perfectly balanced design. Even though LVCEA retains its pure beauty, this detail lends an additional touch of complexity to the dial which draws upon a horological complication in order to emphasise the romantic nature of this model. In a delicate and subtle manner, the sky against which the moon appears takes on a shade matching that of the alligator leather strap: intense blue, bright red or glowing plum purple, depending on the model. Three options representing a wealth of temptations: a steel version with a pink gold bezel framing a mother-of-pearl dial punctuated by brilliant-cut diamond hour-markers; a more sophisticated 18 carats pink gold interpretation featuring its strap lugs and bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds; or a white gold variation graced by a bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds, like the strap lugs. The overall impression is one of seamless osmosis, a love match between the ‘light’ watch and the ‘night star’. This homogenous effect makes the LVCEAMoonPhasessupremely easy to wear in any circumstance of a woman’s daily life, whether by day or night.
LVCEA IN GOLD AND STEEL
Since Bulgari is once again clearly determined this year to give demanding women the moon, the LVCEA watch line also welcomes several new variations in two different 28mm and 33mm diameters, designed to meet everyone’s tastes.
With its bracelet featuring smoothly articulated links reinterpreting inverted snake scales and its crown set with a cabochon, the LVCEA watch fully asserts its identity. It is a gem of a timepiece created by the Roman jeweller world-renowned for its bold associations of colourful stones and the perfection of its settings.
These models now appear in the shining radiance of steel for both the case and the seamlessly flowing bracelet, or in an entirely on-trend combination of gold and steel. In the latter instance, the case is made of 18 carats pink gold and the bracelet links feature alternating 18 carats pink gold and steel links that create a pleasing cadence for the watch, giving it a dressy and precious look that makes a winning combination. The dial shades, from the darkest to the most amber-toned, also play on the palette of contrasts to spark new light effects at the very heart of this modern-day ‘sundial’.