Introducing The Bulgari Diva’s Dream Peacock Tourbillon Lumière
Bulgari’s Diva arrangement of watches stand apart for a number of reasons, particularly in the realm of complicated watches delivered for what the business now and again archly alludes to as “the ladylike client.”
They’re as plan forward as you’d anticipate from Bulgari, with elegant but unequivocally mathematical lines, and they emanate lavishness – as you would figure, Bulgari doesn’t spell on jewel amount or quality in its top of the line watches. Also, they’re frequently features for some of fine watchmaking’s most requesting improving expressions too. On top of all that, they are, regularly, extraordinary watches from a watchmaking point of view – the 2018 Diva Finissima Minute Repeater is an incredible model – and for LVMH Watch Week 2021, we have a trio of new Divas that hotshot fine watchmaking, high art, and plan greatness in equivalent measure. One of the three is the Diva’s Dream Peacock Tourbillon Lumière.
The Diva’s Dream Peacock Tourbillon Lumière is one of two of the new Diva watches to utilize peacock plume marquetry. But while the quill marquetry is the unchallenged superstar in the Diva’s Dream Peacock Dischi, it plays all the more a supporting part here. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the Tourbillon Lumiere is as delectably beautiful a watch as you could need. It’s simply that the Peacock Dischi has the instrument in a pretty much backstage job comparative with the fireworks on the dial, while the Tourbillon Lumière dresses the development up for the ball and puts it unequivocally in the limelight.
I utilize “spotlight” consciously. This is an activity in openworking, which generally is finished by taking a watch development and eliminating as much material as possible without lethally compromising the watch precisely. Straightforwardness is quite possibly the most basic measures by which specialists judge openworked watches. An incredible illustration of this way to deal with (pick only one) is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Ultra-Thin Squelette, which takes the super meager caliber 849 (which isn’t actually a takes-a-licking-and-continues ticking development regardless) and disposes of such a lot of metal that what you’re left with isn’t such a lot of a machine as a hallucination of one.
The second methodology, which has become increasingly common in the most recent decade, is to create a development which has an openwork arrangement from the earliest starting point. This doesn’t have a remarkable entrancing difficult exercise interest of the customary methodology, but what you acquire is greatly improved command over the last plan, just as better reliability and, regularly, a broader material on which to convey beautiful techniques.
The Bulgari tourbillon caliber 208 falls into the subsequent classification. This is certainly not a brand new development – Bulgari’s pre-owned it in a past Diva’s Dream model just as in the Serpenti Incanti – but of all their haute horlogerie calibers, it appears to be pretty once in a while utilized and by and large goes alongside both diamond setting and other brightening makes. That is simply the situation here, but the development has a lot of specialty showered on it as well.
Hand-completing of developments, particularly to a specific plan brief, is more uncommon than you may might suspect. The pecking order of development completing begins with mass-delivered developments which have practically zero enriching finish, and which exhibit just the surfaces created by the machine measures that made them. In a center level, precisely applied adornment offers approach to hand-applied enriching methods. The lord of the slope is full hand-improvement of each part, which is basically unavailable in many watches – I’ve seen people comment that a $10,000 watch has a hand-completed development, and it’s simply not the situation. At that cost, you frequently get extremely excellent mechanical completion, but hand completing is an alternate animal.
For a company whose brand strength could, in the possession of somebody who needed to abuse it, be just a permit to print cash, Bulgari has put an incredible measure of time, energy, and exertion into making its watchmaking – in the course of the last 20 or so years – the absolute generally impeccable on the planet and across a scope of watches once in a while approached by its competitors.
The Peacock Tourbillon Lumière is another illustration of the greatness found in various types of a solitary watch. I think the new Diva’s Dream watches show Bulgari at its most grounded – not simply a purveyor of get lost high adornments, but increasingly an awe-inspiring phenomenon in both enriching makes and bad-to-the-bone horology.
The Diva’s Dream Peacock Tourbillon Lumière Ref. 103351: case and dial, 37mm 18k rose-gold case, bezel and drags set with brilliant-cut jewels; 18k rose-gold crown set with one cabochon-cut blue sapphire (~0.32 ct), water impervious to 30m; skeletonized dial brightened with regular peacock quill marquetry and snow-pavé set precious stones. Development, caliber BVL 208, hand-twisted with skeleton tourbillon in 18k rose-gold filling in as a dial, in 18k rose-gold with a 18k red-gold PVD treatment; 64-hour power save. Blue croc lash with 18k rose-gold collapsing catch set with brilliant-cut jewels. Restricted release of 10 pieces around the world; cost, $143,000. Available April 21. See more at Bulgari.com.
LVMH Watch Week is a yearly dispatch occasion for the LVMH watch brands. Some of a year ago’s inclusion on HODINKEE can be found here and here. Although LVMH Luxury Ventures as of late became a minority financial backer in HODINKEE, we keep up complete publication independence.