Bulgari: Berries, two exceptional timepieces embodying the perfect blend of High Jewellery and complicated horology
When High Jewellery inspires Haute Horlogerie, the result is truly dazzling. Renowned for its creative audacity, Bulgari expresses this noble alliance in an exquisitely refined manner by presenting two complicated watches in the new Berries collection. Intense creativity and sophisticated expertise are the hallmarks of this first in the history of the venerable House: two complication models specifically created and stemming from jewellery inspiration combined with superlative mechanical horology.
These two new models are inspired by an exceptional High Jewellery creation. The necklace and matching earrings feature an opulent cascade of colourful pearls, combined with an array of diamond-pavé elements. These High Jewellery masterpieces highlight the Brand’s expertise in creating fascinating chromatic combinations of precious stones in various cuts. The two new releases, Berries Tourbillon Retrograde Hours and Berries Jumping Hours Retrograde Minutes offer a fascinating horological expression of essential brand values such as freshness, colour, magnificence and an inimitably precious signature. The collection’s trademark spherical motif surrounds and highlights the Tourbilllon at 6 o’clock on the first of these two models; and the jumping-hour display appearing at 12 o’clock on the second. In both instances, a precious bouquet of diamonds and colourful stones lights up the horological complication and appears to sweep it away in a luminous whirlwind. The subtle blend of Fine Watchmaking and High Jewellery is accentuated by white mother-of-pearl dials representing masterpieces of precision and refinement enhanced by gilt appliques forming Arabic numerals and the Bulgari logo.
Berries Jumping Hours and Retrograde Minutes
Its original and eye-catching silhouette features intriguing shapes and a fascinating precious face. The new Berries Jumping Hours and Retrograde Minutes is a creation evoking the kind of exceptional individuals endowed with considerable character and a strong personality.
Offering a distinctive and harmonious interpretation of the circular movement that has become a signature of the High Jewellery Berries collection, the new complicated ladies’ watch from Bulgari does not betray its roots. Its pink gold case is set with 133 diamonds and 7 gemstones (two emeralds, two tourmalines and one sapphire, ruby and amethyst) that literally light up the bezel and then merge into a sparkling scrolling motif. At the heart of this sparkling dance lies the well-surrounded and protected jumping-hour aperture revealing its central role in displaying time. It is complemented by the retrograde minutes hand which makes an instant 180° counter-clockwise jump every hour in order to accompany the onward march of time.
The precious nature of the Berries Jumping hour and Retrograde Minutes watch is further accentuated by the crown set with a tourmaline and by the refinement of a white mother-of-pearl composed of 10 segments pointing towards the jumping-hour display. At the heart of this model beats a mechanical self-winding movement in-house made by Bulgari and entirely decorated by hand. The ethereally graphic oscillating weight visible through the sapphire case-back is in made of 22K gold. The black satin strap is fitted with a folding clasp set with 28 diamonds.
These two radiantly shimmering creations proudly proclaim their origins and provide a talented expression of the twin fields of expertise cultivated by the Brand. Boldness, creativity, exuberance, refinement and complexity: these two new models combine a truly stunning array of qualities to offer a brilliant and passionate interpretation of time in the feminine mode.