From the iconic Serpenti to Octo Finissimo, the saga continues.
September 7, 2023: With every big name offering its exclusives at Geneva Watch Days 2023, Bvlgari harked back to its treasure to launch another tempting array of reimagined iconic designs. With a new perspective materialised through distinctive materials and colors, all six pieces are as much of an exquisite jewelry masterpiece as great horology.
The lineup begins with the audacious and classic Octo Finissimo saga. Keeping up with the previous design, the timepieces are reimagined with novel colors. The latest timepiece finds new life in high-tech carbon, contrasted with gleaming gold. Furthermore, two Octo Finissimo Automatic models and the Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar were unveiled.
The second masterpiece is Bvlgari's ultimate icon Serpenti Misteriosi. Shedding its skin again, the Serpenti Misteriosi has been morphed into white and rose gold. Its eyes of emerald bewitch with a single glance. A flick of the tongue playfully reveals the diamond-paved dial. Ingeniously, the watch can be unclipped, so that the Serpenti Misteriosi can be worn on either arm, and the dial adjusted accordingly.
Each of the Serpenti’s hexagonal scales is cast using the delicate lost-wax technique, a skill dating back more than 6,000 years. An astonishing 116 brilliant-cut diamonds (32.91 carats) enhance the Serpenti Misteriosi in white gold. The Serpenti Misteriosi in rose gold combines the chromatic depth of black lacquer with the ethereal glow of navette-cut diamonds, creating fascinating patterns. Moreover, it features Piccolissimo BVL 100, the smallest mechanical movement available in the market.
Showing their ingenious craftsmanship, Bvlgari had another compelling design in their list. The Monete Catene Secret watches. Historical significance is one of the most important elements of the most revered and storied Maison. In this collection, they have managed to capture the spirit of an ancient era.
Two precious antique coins that date back to the reign of the legendary couple formed by Emperor Septimus Severus and his empress Julia Domna (193 to 211 AD) are set on the Monete Catene Dual Time. And for the Monete Catene wristwatch, a single denarius, a silver coin, with the effigy of formidable Emperor Caracalla (198 to 217 AD) is applied on it.
The Monete Catene watches seamlessly extend into precious chain bracelets (“catene” in Italian). The Monete Catene Dual Time cuff counts five rows of links, alternating between yellow gold and gem-set rose gold, held in thrall by the sparkle of white gold bars graced with baguette diamonds. For the curb chain bracelet on the Monete Catene watch, Bulgari sprinkled diamonds on the rose gold. Couple this with more diamonds on the dial, these watches are indeed a secret peek into history!
- By Pritha Debroy