April 29, 2019
Bulgari’s Roman heritage and design expertise, coupled with its Swiss watchmaking prowess, regularly yields special timepieces. This year is no exception, as the brand releases two new women’s watches in the Diva’s Dream collection of round watches. One offers artistic elegance as its main draw, while the other utilizes one of the finest watchmaking complications in the world.
The Diva’s Dream collection features a round case with lugs at the top and the bottom that resemble petals of a flower. Feminine and sensual, the look has been stealing hearts for years.
The new Diva’s Dream Peacock underscores the brand’s ability to lure onlookers thanks to the impossibly beautiful dial, made using a natural peacock feather in all its colorful beauty. The peacock feather – with hues of gold, yellow, green, turquoise and blue – offers shimming allure. The 18-karat rose gold 37-mm case is set with brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel and on the outer tip of the lugs. The faceted crown is set with a cabochon-cut rubellite for added color. Powered by the mechanical automatic winding BVL 191 caliber, the watch is finished with a taupe-colored alligator strap.
Joining the Diva’s Dream Peacock watch is the Diva’s Dream Finissima Minute Repeater. A statement in ultra-thin beauty, this watch deftly combines elegance and mechanical prowess. The 37-mm 18-karat white gold watch houses the brand’s Manufacture extra-thin mechanical minute repeater movement, BVL 362. The caliber is the world’s thinnest minute repeater and it is equipped with two hammers that chime the time on the gongs. The case is meticulously set with diamonds on the bezel, the petal lugs and on the dial as markers and as an outline for the seconds’ subsidiary dial. Additionally, the minute repeater is activated by a twist of a stunning petal-shaped charm that hangs from the watch at 4 o’clock. Even the charm is set with diamonds and the crown is set with a faceted diamond. The watch features a blue aventurine dial that also sparkles and is finished with a blue alligator strap.
Just 10 of each of these two models will be made, each with a sapphire caseback for viewing the movement. Both are water resistant to 30 meters.