This year’s theme, the extraordinary duality of nature, came naturally as materials, colours, shapes, and both rare and age-old savoir-faire find new expression, are rediscovered and reinvented anew. All six new creations to discover on the shores of Lake Geneva were unveiled in three acts, as in a magic show in which the audience holds their breath, hoping that the story will last forever.
Act One opens with the Octo Finissimo saga, which continues with new materials. Following titanium, platinum, rose and yellow gold, ceramic, marble and tantalum, the concept finds itself expressed in carbon and gold. Bulgari’s relentless quest for finesse continues with two Octo Finissimo Automatic models and the Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar.
Act two shines a spotlight on Bulgari’s marvellous Piccolissimo BVL 100 round miniature mechanical movement, the smallest on the market. Two new models accompany the timepiece: the Serpenti Misteriosi in white gold set with over 33 carats of diamonds; and the Serpenti Misteriosi in rose gold, which combines the chromatic depth of black lacquer with the spatial volume of navette-cut diamonds.
The third act unveils precious antique coins set on the Monete Catene secret watches: two coins in the Monete Catene Dual Time wristwatch evoke of the legendary couple formed by the Emperor Septimus Severus and his empress Julia Domna, revered as a goddess. Also, the Monete Catene watch features a single denarius, a silver coin with the effigy of formidable Emperor Caracalla. Made of gold and diamonds, the watches are showcasing exceptional antique treasures of Ancient Rome and Greece, a quintessential element of the Bulgari style.