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.
Lvcea Mosaïque © Bulgari
1975 marked the release of the Bulgari Roma, using all the exclusive launch of a 100-piece watch group talented to Bulgari’s top clients, only to set off a wildfire of need. 1977 answered the call, and also the emblematic Bulgari Bulgari collection was born in a double engraving, as the coin inscriptions of ancient Rome. Following crucial new collections for men (afterwards re-interpreted for women) including the Diagono in 1988, Grand Complications from 2004, along with the Octo from 2012, in 2014 the brilliant star of the Lucea watches collection shone through, motivated by the Roman sundial and distinctively crowned with a pink cabochon stone.The year, Bulgari obtained Geneva’s 2014 Jewellery Watch Award for a Divas’ Dream piece, bursting with over ten carats of diamonds and emeralds. 2015 meant a follow-up with more Divas’ Fantasy bits, while 2016 marks the year of the Serpenti — coming full circle and getting back to the origins of all Bulgari women’ watches.We have put together the parts of this Bulgari watch produces here, and it must come as no surprise that the brand’s completely incorporated watchmaking facilities work together in close harmony with the true even more vast jewelry sections and workshops to make Bulgari’s haute joaillerie timekeepers for women.As is accurate for watches, craftsmanship is of fundamental significance also for jewellery watches. Historically, throughout the 20th century, Bulgari has worked together with a few of the finest movement producers to power the Maison’s ladies’ watches. Audemars Piguet, Piaget, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Movado, and Vacheron Constantin generally customized their movements for Bulgari, with the logo of the respective movement’s maker also appearing alongside the Bulgari name on the dial. These days, a wide range of movements are discovered in Bulgari ladies’ watches, from supplied Swiss Made quartz (preferred due to their small dimensions and higher autonomy, allowing for the use in small watch heads fixed to fine jewellery) and mechanical motions, all of the way to some of Bulgari’s own haute horlogerie calibers.
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