BVLGARI : Sands of freedom beneath the paving stones

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Lvcea Mosaïque

CASE : mirror-polished 18K pink or white gold set with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.79cts), gold crown set with a cabochon-cut pink rubellite, water-resistant to 50m

MOVEMENT : mechanical selfwinding (42h power reserve)

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, seconds

DIAL : 700 gold 0.84mm ‘paving stones’, brilliant-cut diamond hour-markers

STRAP : brown (for the pink gold model) or black (for the white gold model) galuchat

LIMITED SERIES

The visually spectacular dial of the Lvcea Mosaïque beneath a technical and aesthetic feat and a tribute to the Eternal City that continues to inspire Bulgari. Not only do the 700 gold ‘paving stones’ composing the dial mosaic motif measure less than one millimeter on each side, but they each also rest on a grain of sand in order to achieve a tiny slant radiating across its outer edges. It takes the artisan two whole days of meticulous craftsmanship to arrange the 700 tiny precious metal squares in their appointed place, and the fabulous resulting assembly makes each dial truly unique. It is also a first in watch industry and a fresh demonstration of Bulgari’s passionate and successful innovative approach to both watchmaking and jewelry. In a nod to the origins of the Lvcea collection whose DNA stems from the Roman sundials that combined light with time, this limited series available in pink or white gold versions appeals through its blend of aesthetic singularity and warm radiance.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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