01: Serpenti Misteriosi
“After several years of Octo Finissimo ultra-thin watches, we are entering the world of Piccolisimo — that is, ultra-small movements,” said Andrea Granalli, Bulgari’s sales director for high-end watches, during the brand’s live video presentation. The brand’s new self-winding Piccolissimo BVL100 is is one of the world’s smallest mechanical movements.
Measuring a teeny 12.3 mm in diameter and 2.5mm in thickness, the BVL 100 powers four Serpenti Misteriosi high-jewellery watches. Along with a bejewelled dial, the movement is housed in a container within the head of the serpent and is easily removable for servicing or placed upside down so the Serpenti can be worn the other way.
02: Octo Roma Emerald Grande Sonnerie
“Time is a jewel” is Bulgari’s theme for this edition of LVMH Watch Week, and they’re certainly making good on the promise. The Octo Roma Emerald Grande Sonnerie hows off the brand’s know-how in gem-setting as well as watchmaking. Its most complex timepiece, the four-gong and four-hammer Grande Sonnerie sounds the time via Westminster chimes either on demand, or on its own when in Grande Sonnerie or Petite Sonnerie mode.
Following an earlier all-diamond version, the latest iteration comes in a 44mm white gold case and glitters with 446 baguette-cut Zambian emeralds and diamonds weighing more than 30 carats.
03: Octo Roma Blue Carillon Tourbillon
Last January, Bulgari launched its first Octo Roma Carillon Tourbillon, a minute repeater housed in a sporty 44mm DLC-coated titanium case. This year, it follows up with a new version in a platinum case, again with an openworked titanium caseband for optimal sound propagation.
Here, the skeletonised manually wound calibre BVL428 is distinguished by its blue bridges, which match the blued titanium caseband. Melodiously signalling the hours, quarters and minutes when activated by a pusher at nine o’clock, the carillon chimes are created by its three-hammer and three-gong.