Orchestrating a spellbinding dance of luxury, high-watchmaking and jewelry crafts, Bulgari launches its new Mediterranea High-Jewelry collection showcasing the finest in Italian design and melded with the pinnacle of Swiss watchmaking traditions.
In a world where luxury and mechanical beauty intertwine, the realm of high-end jewelry timepieces emerges as an ethereal haven for those who seek the opulent. Like glistening constellations, these jeweled wonders illuminate our lives, transforming moments into memories and imbuing our existence with a sublime aura that radiates sheer splendor.
At Bulgari, the grandeur of luxury crafts and an ultimate quest for beauty result in the latest Mediterranea High-Jewelry collection launched at an extravagant Venetian destination, Palazzo Ducale.
Spread across a trio of dazzling universes, the collection highlights the best of Mediterranean flamboyance through the pillars of “Southern Radiance”, “Roman Splendor” and “East Meets West”.
Allow us to embark on a scintillating journey through the realm of luxury watchmaking and jewelry, as we attempt to realize dreams encased in precious metals and gemstones.
Let us turn this very occasion into a perfect orchestration of sheer magnificence!
A Symphony of Craftsmanship – Introducing One-Of-A-Kind Timepieces for Men and Women
In the heart of traditions at Bulgari, the Maison encapsulates a harmonious collaboration of visionary designers and master watchmakers. Never before since its inception in 1884 has the essence of alchemy and innovation been realized at a level that the new Mediterranea High-Jewelry collection captures. Transmuting exotic materials and precious stones into spellbinding masterpieces, the gifted Bulgari artisans through every cut, stroke and intricate detail, meticulously craft vibrant creations that capture the essence of perfection.
The vibrant cultural heritage of Southern Italy inspires ‘Southern Radiance’, the universe portraying its rich legacy. ‘Roman Splendor’ symbolizes the grandeur and mythical allure of the Eternal City, Rome. Lastly, ‘East Meets West’ embodies the convergence found at the crossroads of the Mediterranean regions.
Beneath the ocean surface lies a treasure trove of nature’s most captivating riches. The Southern Radiance pillar exhibits a kaleidoscope of colors that mesmerize and enchant. Replicating the depths of Mediterranean underwater world and possessing the amazing allure of Bulgari’s Roman DNA, this line-up includes mechanical timepieces which are bestowed with perpetuity by the Maison’s high horology calibers, notably the Piccolissimo caliber BVL 100.
This radiant and vivid facet of Bulgari springs life into two underwater gardens where a fiery dance of gems and sapphires depicts the rich living reef and the luxury pieces possess a unique flexibility in the structure.
A pliant bracelet, crafted with coral-shaped parts in white gold, brings together various elements that are either fixed, in motion, or delicately trembling. Inspired by Bulgari’s Naturalia collection of the 1990s, this captivating treasure of carefully selected and exquisitely set sapphires and emeralds not only captures the mesmerizing motion of sea waves but also guarantees a graceful and comfy wear on the wrist.
Giardino Marino Grande Secret Watch
Precious gemstones, born from the depths of time, grace the Giardino Marino Grande secret watch. This piece showcasing an epitome of delicate artistry and the bold brilliance of 4,800 colorful precious stones and gems requires more than 3,900 hours to be completed. The stunning oceanic vividness of fishes, seashells and anemones serves a testament to human ingenuity and boundless imagination.
This piece is adorned with a central 3,96-carat cabochon rubellite on the starfish while a seashell is set with diamonds and Paraiba tourmalines. Another shell adorned with a sparkling sapphire reveals an exquisite pearl nestled within. As for the final treasure, it remains concealed behind the captivating central fish – an infinitesimal timepiece powered by the Piccolissimo micro mechanical movement measuring not more than 12mm in diameter. Such an alluring array of craftsmanship makes the piece an heirloom that transcends generations.
Giardino Marino Grande Secret Watch
The Giardino Marino Grande secret watch is defined by an impressive degradé of blue and green recreating a Southern Italy-inspired color palette. Each unique feature on this piece possesses a unique personality that whispers the azure charms of a reef featuring fish, anemones, and seashells.
Igniting the emotions and evoking the Southern Italian vibe is a vibrant color palette decorated with diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, Paraiba tourmalines, tanzanite, green tourmalines, tsavorites, topaz and peridot. This living canvas of Southern Radiance commands attention with its central see-through topaz that reveals the Piccolissimo movement powered watch.
Divas’ Dream Acquarium Watch
The vividly imaginative journey through the glorious Mediterranean continues with the Divas’ Dream Acquarium watch. A dial bestowed with degradé Paraiba tourmalines, sapphires and diamonds depicts a duo of swimming fish all encased within a cabochon-inspired dome which recreates a miniaturized living aquarium.
Set on tremblers, the corals, shells and stones dance with graceful movement. A meticulously crafted white gold flexible bracelet that whispers of grace thanks to its adorning with Paraiba tourmalines, sapphires and diamonds, becomes an extension of the grandeur aesthetic of the piece and also an opulent reflection of personal style.
Octo Roma Mediterranea Secret Men’s Watch
The Roman allure continues with the Octo Roma Mediterranea secret men’s watch, a dazzling exhibit of the enchanting realm of luxury and jewelry at Bulgari. This artistically elegant jewelry inception intended for the men’s wrist showcases a precious octopus crafted with diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and Paraiba tourmalines.
Encased within a 44mm rose gold envelope, the timepiece is paired with a blue alligator strap. Buklgari’s BVL 268 SK ultra-thin manual movement caliber with flying tourbillon powers this beguiling oceanic inception.
The ultra innovative and artistically brilliant line-up of contemporary timepieces in the Mediterranea High-Jewelry collection finds its roots embedded deeply within the rich Roman past. The story of the creations embellishing the Roman Splendor collection resonate a symphony of ancient Roman aesthetics highlighted in its art, architecture and heritage crafts topped with a mystical allure of its scintillating mythology.
The pieces in the Roman Splendor line-up elevate the use of Greek and Roman coins in creation of high-luxury jewelry inceptions – an antique art introduced in the Sixties by Nicola Bulgari. The collection is enriched by the exquisite cameo art which has been a prominent artisanal expression dating back as far as the 5th century BC in Greece.
The meticulous craftsmanship of Bulgari artisans blends together this traditional art and Roman history with a luminous tribute to Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, and the First Emperor of Rome Augusto Ottaviano. To create this dazzling symphony of art and heritage, Bulgari collaborated with world-famous Torre del Greco-based artisans.
Cameo Imperiale Secret Watch Necklace
The iconic Egyptian Queen Cleopatra inspires the Cameo Imperiale secret watch necklace. The magnetic allure and legendary charm of Cleopatra transpose as a cameo on the precious pendant of this piece which conceals a watch matched with a rose gold chain. The necklace is set with diamonds and brilliant-cut rubies while the watch case hiding a sophisticated Tourbillon Lumière manual-winding mechanical movement, BVL 208 gets a snow-set décor of sapphire and diamonds.
The openwork mechanism as well as its embellished outboard creations weave a tapestry of intrigue, opulence and graceful power, synonymous with the personality of the legendary Egyptian Queen.
Octo Roma Secret Watch Cameo Imperiale
The one-of-a-kind Octo Roma Secret Watch Cameo Imperiale is part of the exclusive men’s timepieces launched in the Roman house’s High-End Watches collection. As an heirloom wonder, this piece tells a tale of the most exquisite high-jewelry craftsmanship blended with Swiss watchmaking precision.
Pushing the boundaries of creativity further is a cameo profile of the Roman emperor set with diamonds and lapis lazuli on the platinum cap. The 44mm platinum case paired with a black alligator strap captivates our senses and serves a striking view of Bulgari’s BVL 268 SK caliber with flying tourbillon.
“The Snake” is a dominant symbol of power and wisdom. The Mediterranean cultures extending from Mesopotamia and Egypt to Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome revere its enigmatic gaze and expression of totality. It is thus the ideal inspiration of Bulgari’s most iconic creation, the Serpenti 75.
The Meditaerranea lineup introduces a duo of dazzling creations in the Serpenti lineup honored with high-end watches to mark the 75th anniversary of the design.
Serpenti Misteriosi Pallini Secret Watch
Drawing inspiration from the 1955 inception, the Serpenti Misteriosi Pallini secret watch gets a taste of pinnacle Swiss watchmaking precision with the introduction of Piccolissimo movement, for the first time in a Pallini watch.
The graceful allure of colored gems, emeralds, Paraiba tourmalines and diamonds adorning this piece let you embrace the radiance and spellbinding dance of luxury and jewelry.
Serpenti Misteriosi Dragone Secret Watch
As an heirloom piece that is born out of an inspiration from Bulgari’s Serpenti watch designed for Elizabeth Taylor as she played the lead in Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Cleopatra movie, the latest Serpenti Misteriosi Dragone secret watch emerges as a cherished symbol of legacy and heritage.
This jewelry timepiece powered by the brand’ smallest mechanical movement exhibits a white gold dragon head adorned with precious gems. A diamond and emerald studded three-twirl white gold bracelet makes this piece an enduring testament to Bulgari’s heritage crafts.
EAST MEETS WEST
The cross-pollinated artistic influence omnipresent across the new Mediterranea High-Jewelry collection culminates with the eclectic offerings in the East Meets West range.
Oriental Buds High-Jewelry Secret Watch
The exquisite Oriental Buds high-jewelry secret watch bridges the vibrant essence of Western and Eastern influences. The secret watch accompanied by a matching necklace transports us to a world of enchantment and is reminiscent of a Byzantine lush exotic garden.
This piece that requires 900 hours to be completed and features a stunning amalgam of diamonds, tourmalines, emeralds and sapphires beads resonates with our deepest desires and invites us to embark on a lifelong journey of beauty and refinement.
Once Again, Bulgari Adorns Our World with The Brilliance and Spellbinding Dance of Luxury and Jewelry
Bulgari’s new Mediterranea High-Jewelry collection orchestrates a captivating symphony of craftsmanship, gemstones, and pure emotion.
The pieces spread across the “Southern Radiance”, “Roman Splendor” and “East Meets West” line-ups weave together stories of heritage, self-expression, and celebration. Their allure surpasses the boundaries of time, becoming a timeless legacy that connects us with the rich heritage of the Mediterranean region while shimmering with infinite style.
Bulgari invites us to embrace the extraordinary, celebrate Mediterranean allure and derive opulent indulgences by adorning our lives with the splendor of hand-made!