Bvlgari Flaunts Its Elegant Pre-Basel 2019
Bvlgari leads Swiss Watchmaking Italian Rinascimento, further reimagining Jewelry watches and Grandes complications.
With the launch of the Pre-Basel 2019 collection in Geneva this coming January, one theme rises above the rest: Bvlgari more than ever leads a deep Rinascimento of Swiss Watchmaking with daring innovations combining bold Italian design and complex Swiss mechanical and horological craftsmanship epitomized by the new Diva’s Dream Finissima Minute Repeater and the new Octo Grande Sonnerie.
Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bvlgari quoted that “Fusing Italian design with extraordinary Swiss engineering is about creating masterpieces constituting enduring legends.” Known for its artistry and craftsmanship in jewelry watches since 1918, the Roman Jeweler is celebrating its 135 years of a journey this year by proposing an extraordinary cocktail of news on Diva, Serpenti, Lvcea and Octo, the Maison 4 main watch icons which have been leading Bvlgari Horlogerie superior growth since one decade.
These Pre-Basel jewelry watches are the pinnacle of this unique heritage, with the new Diva Finissima Minute Repeater as the masterpiece that blends the jeweler’s touch with the finest of Grande complication watchmaking. The Diva Finissima Minute Repeater is set with diamonds around the deep aventurine dial, detailed with a fan-shaped Diva’s dream charm acting as the minute repeater lever, and also covered in diamond pavé. The watch also marks as the thinnest ever Minute Repeater lady’s movement.
Set with a real peacock feather on its face, Diva’s Dream resonates an unexpected and colorful “métier d’art” – perhaps the greatest example of Bvlgari’s devotion to unexpected materials and vivid colors. Two new Lvcea Skeleton watches bring together some of Bvlgari’s most iconic design codes. One is set on Tubogas bracelet, with a rose gold bezel, pink cabochon cut gemstone and diamonds. The other Lvcea Skeleton comprises a white gold case set with sapphires and diamonds around the bezel. A new Spiga execution that artfully blends rose gold and brown ceramics, with a metallic finishing is proposed in Serpenti. This positions the snake Brand icon as a 21st-century contemporary while remaining as a rendition of a timeless watch.
For the men, the collection is comprised of Octo. Octo symbolizes the ultimate expression of Bvlgari’s expertise and innovative quest. Bvlgari Swiss workshops have produced sophisticated chiming mechanism since 1994. With the vision to bring the art of the Haute Horlogerie resolutely into the 21st century, the Octo Grande Sonnerie elevates the concept of style with substance to new heights. The culmination of centuries of watchmaking as 827 individually handcrafted components come together in perfect synchronicity in the Octo case and dial to offer a Grande and Petite Sonnerie function, a minute repeater tourbillon. Besides the Grande Sonnerie, Bvlgari’s distinctive style once again harnesses the power of Italian design with a focus on unique shapes and materials such as the new Octo Tourbillon Automatic fully dressed in Carbon – simply 48 grams of esthetic pleasure on the wrist. The thinnest ever automatic carbon watch.
For further information and detailed specification of the collection kindly visit www.bvlgari.com.