The four masterpieces of Bvlgari watches entered the final selection stage of the 2016 Geneva Haute Horlogerie Awards (GPHG), which is the most prestigious award in the industry. ‘Oscar.’
Best Craft Watch Award:
The LVCEA series Il Giardino Paradiso tourbillon watch shows the essence of Bulgari watchmaking with the exotic charm of a paradise garden.
Best Complex Women’s Watch Award:
The Serpenti Incantati Lumière tourbillon watch is a charming interpretation of the perfect fusion of fine watchmaking and fine jewelry.
Best Complication Watch Award:
Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater, Bvlgari explores the limits of timepieces with the world’s record-setting watchmaking wisdom and ultimate aesthetics.
Best Ladies Watch:
The Serpenti Spiga watch, the collision of black high-tech ceramics and rose gold, exudes the new charm of the Bvlgari snake.
The 2016 Geneva Haute Horlogerie Awards will be announced on November 10th at the exclusive award ceremony of the Lehmann Theater in Geneva.
LVCEA Tourbillon IL GIARDINO PARADISO
The first intricate craftsmanship of the LVCEA series: the exotic charm of a paradise garden reveals the essence of Bvlgari watchmaking.
The new LVCEA series IL GIARDINO PARADISO tourbillon watch combines the two essences of Bulgari jewelry and watchmaking. The finely decorated dial makes it a luxurious masterpiece of color and superb technology. The complex and exquisite dial is based on the theme of a very exotic and colorful bird of paradise, which outlines a vivid scene of lush flowers and plants, all paying tribute to the superb talent and skills of the brand artists, showing their ingenious blending of materials and colors to The power of perfect balance between texture and color. The clear sky background is inlaid with blue mother-of-pearl, and the pattern of birds of paradise and flowers and green leaves that fly past makes the dial full of vitality. The picturesque scene is presented with fine hand-crafted micro-painting technology, bright-cut diamonds and the same jewellery on the bezel and lugs. It is beautiful and vivid. The watch’s tourbillon movement BVL 263 is clearly visible in the ‘Perch’ window of the bird of paradise. Its precision and complexity are thanks to Bulgari’s long-term focus on Swiss watchmaking.
Bvlgari inherits the true spirit and colorful colors of high-quality jewellery. Each LVCEA watch is set with a transparent gem in the crown. The noble amethyst cut from egg faces adds a timeless and bold look to Bulgari. The crown is topped with a delicate diamond, reappearing the charm of feminine beauty.
Limited to 50 pieces, this watch is a unique and precious piece.
Case, dial and strap
18K rose gold case set with 45 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.7 carats, sapphire crystal back; 18K rose gold crown set with one-sided cut pink gemstones and a diamond of approximately 0.03 carats; water-resistant to 50 Meter.
The craftsmanship («Métiers d’ art») dial is designed with blue mother-of-pearl sky, birds of paradise and plants as the theme-green leaves and flowers are hand-painted and set with 34 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.064 carats.
Bright red crocodile strap with 18K rose gold lugs, set with 24 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.4 carats, and 18K rose gold pin buckle.
It is equipped with a BVL 263 self-winding mechanical tourbillon movement with a vibration frequency of 21,600vph and a power reserve of 64 hours. The tourbillon frame is placed on the sapphire bridge and the 22K gold automatic disc is engraved with the Côtes de Genève.
Serpenti Incantati Lumière Tourbillon
A charming fusion of fine watchmaking and fine jewelry.
The Serpenti series Incantati Lumière tourbillon watch perfectly combines Bulgari high-end jewelry with fine watchmaking skills, and constantly re-interprets the spirit snake symbolizing Roman craftsmanship. The previous Serpenti series wrapped the spirit snake around the wrist. Now it has been redesigned and wrapped around a circular dial for the first time: the spirit snake coiled on the outer ring of the dial has become the structural component of the hollow homemade tourbillon movement. This light and elegant movement is itself a wonderful work of art: the main splint and bridge are made of rose gold, the sides are polished with straight texture, the edges and grooves are chamfered and polished in an orderly manner. Round grain grinding and snail grain grinding are the finishing touches of this precious skill, and they have achieved wonderful works together.
The limited edition of 50 watches is a unique and rare work.
Equipped with BVL 208 movement, 18K rose gold self-made hollow skeleton tourbillon mechanical movement, 18K rose gold case with 18K rose gold PVD dial; hours and minutes display, power reserve of 64 hours; all metals (gold and stainless steel ) Movement parts are manually polished and decorated, including a number of steps: chamfering, polishing, round grain grinding, snail grain grinding; vibration frequency of 21,000vph; water resistance to 30 meters.
18mm rose gold case with a diameter of 41mm; set with 209 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.15 carats and two tourmalines weighing approximately 1.9 carats.
18K rose or white gold bracelet and pin buckle set with 28 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.28 carats.
OCTO FINISSIMO Minute Repeater
Bvlgari explores the limits of timepieces with the superb watchmaking wisdom and ultimate aesthetics that set the world record.
Following the launch of the thinnest tourbillon watch in 2014, Bulgari took a new step in the field of ultra-thin and complex watches, introducing the thinnest minute repeater on the market, the Octo Finissimo minute repeater. Although the function is complicated, the thickness of the watch goes the other way (only 3.1mm for the self-made movement and 6.85mm for the case). The elegant aesthetics and modern design show the excellence of this new ingenuity. The case is made entirely of titanium to ensure a lightweight texture and optimal sound diffusion. The dial on the dial is made of the same material and the small seconds at 6 o’clock is in a zigzag and hollow design, which can magnify the echo in the case and make the sound perfect. The circular gongs directly fixed to the case are made by hand independently. The two hammers are also made from the same steel process. The movement, which contains up to 362 components, is extremely miniaturized in the extremely slim case. This manufacturing philosophy is vividly presented in the centrifugal self-sounding governor. Together with the two inertial blocks, the diameter is only 3.3mm. . At 9 o’clock, the button to activate the timekeeping mechanism in the center of the case is also equipped with an ‘All or Nothing’ device to ensure that the watch has a continuous water resistance of 50 meters. When fully wound, this extraordinary hand-wound movement can provide a 42-hour power reserve.
The Octo Finissimo minute repeater watch has become the perfect example of slimness and precision, and has created a new interpretation of precision machinery and classic complex functions. While retaining its legendary status, it continues to cultivate the finest watchmaking traditions. This watch is limited to 50 pieces.
Brand self-made ultrathin three-question manual winding BVL 362 mechanical movement; hours and minutes display, small seconds dial at 6 o’clock; vibration frequency up to 21,600 vph; thickness 3.12mm, diameter 28.50mm; power reserve up to 42 hours; manual Sanding: Côtes de Genève, round grain and chamfering.
Case and dial
Titanium case, diameter 40mm, total thickness 6.85mm; titanium crown inlaid with ceramic decoration, sapphire crystal back cover; titanium dial with hollow hour markers, three-dimensional hands with diamond-polished needle points; water-resistant to 30 meters.
Vulcanized alligator strap with triple blade folding clasp.
The collision between black high-tech ceramics and rose gold exudes the new charm of the Bulgari snake.
Bulgari boldly subverts the fine watchmaking style with a modern and sexy style. The black ceramics of the Serpenti Spiga series perfectly explain the new charm of the spirit snake, and the precious metal material further sublimates the DNA of Bulgari jewelry.
Ceramic touches the skin, Serpenti Spiga does not hide its sexy charm and never hide its attractive appeal. The diamond-set rose gold bezel, the lugs and snake tail made of the same material, form a subtle contrast with the highly modern black high-tech ceramics.
Serpenti Spiga from the master craftsmanship also completed a technical challenge, making a flexible and flexible ceramic Tubogas bracelet represents a new superb craftsmanship from the Roman workshop-combining outstanding material use with innovative new designs.
Case, dial and strap
35mm black ceramic case, 18K rose gold bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds; 18K rose gold crown set with a black one-sided cut ceramic; black polished lacquered dial, depending on watch version; single-ring black ceramic Two 18K rose gold bracelets interspersed; water-resistant to 30 meters.
Bvlgari-made quartz movement with Bvlgari logo (B033).