Bulgari Dazzles at Magnifica with High Jewellery Watches

Bulgari Dazzles at Magnifica with High Jewellery Watches

In a celebration of Italian magnificence, Bulgari takes the stage in Milan to seduce with Magnifica, its high jewellery collection, with an accompanying performance from the legendary Andrea Bocelli, conducted by Beatrice Venezia, some of Bulgari’s most stunning creations will make their international debut. On show are necklaces like the phenomenal Imperial Spinel (featuring a 131.21-carat spinel), and the Mediterranean Queen, with five exceptional Paraiba tourmalines, weighing in at over 500 carats.

Bulgari’s High Jewellery show at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan has been filmed by Italian director Tommaso Ottomano in collaboration with AMO/Ellen van Loon and Giulio Margheri.
Bulgari’s High Jewellery show at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan has been filmed by Italian director Tommaso Ottomano in collaboration with AMO/Ellen van Loon and Giulio Margheri.
The Ruby Metamorphosis – a unique secret watch where the dial is hidden behind a 6.3 carat antique cushion-cut Mozambique ruby
The Ruby Metamorphosis – a unique secret watch where the dial is hidden behind a 6.3 carat antique cushion-cut Mozambique ruby

Of course, watches are part of the spectacle as well, with the stunning Ruby Metamorphosis – a unique secret watch where the dial is hidden behind a 6.3 carat antique cushion-cut Mozambique ruby – being the star. There are also other exceptional timepieces on show like the Celestial Sky, featuring Sri-Lankan sapphires, and the Diamond Swan, celebrating the spirit of Art Deco with Diamonds.

Magnifica also provides an opportunity for Bulgari to announce a state-of-the-art approach to customised timepieces: Octo Roma Naturalia. Through the state-of-the-art application Maestria, lovers of Bulgari will, with the assistance of Bulgari’s sales associates, be able to walk through the creation of their own tailored timepiece, personalising details such as stone, case material, setting and engraving.

The Celestial Sky featuring Sri-Lankan sapphires
The Celestial Sky featuring Sri-Lankan sapphires
The Diamond Swan watch celebrates the spirit of Art Deco
The Diamond Swan watch celebrates the spirit of Art Deco

For its debut, Bulgari has announced three models of Octo Roma Naturalia, in black onyx, lapis lazuli and malachite. These natural stone Octo Roma’s pose a challenge. Natural stones are difficult to work with; grain and colour must be appropriate, and all the elements must come from a single block of stone. From stone selection to finished assembly takes two months and is only possible thanks to Bulgari’s unique abilities as both jeweller and watchmaker.

Bulgari’s new application Maestria allows its clients to personalise timepieces. Designed for a tablet device, this application will be initially available for the Octo Roma Naturalia in Bulgari boutiques only and high-jewellery- haute horlogerie events, with more collections to follow.
Bulgari’s new application Maestria allows its clients to personalise timepieces. Designed for a tablet device, this application will be initially available for the Octo Roma Naturalia in Bulgari boutiques only and high-jewellery- haute horlogerie events, with more collections to follow.
Bulgari has announced three models of Octo Roma Naturalia, in black onyx, lapis lazuli and malachite. All three watches are powered by the mechanical manufacture movement BVL 206
Bulgari has announced three models of Octo Roma Naturalia, in black onyx, lapis lazuli and malachite. All three watches are powered by the mechanical manufacture movement BVL 206. Seen here is the Octo Roma Naturalia Malachite.
The Octo Roma Naturalia Onyx is offered on a 44 mm titanium case with black treatment and bezel set with baguette-cut black onyx..
The Octo Roma Naturalia Onyx is offered on a 44 mm titanium case with black treatment and bezel set with baguette-cut black onyx..

What’s most exciting is that the three models initially presented are just the beginning, Maestria ensures that even the wildest watchmaking visions can become a reality.

Tech Specs

Octo Roma Naturalia Onyx 103487

Octo Roma Naturalia Onyx 103487

Movement: Mechanical manufacture movement with tourbillon, BVL 206, with manual winding decorated with black onyx (thin slide in-between the skeletonized components and indexes on top of the caliber’s bridges)
Case & Dial: 44 mm sandblasted titanium with black DLC treatment case and crown; transparent caseback; Bezel set with baguette-cut onyx; middle case in black onyx
Strap: Black alligator strap with titanium folding buckle with black DLC treatment

Octo Roma Naturalia Malachite 103462

Octo Roma Naturalia Malachite 103462

Movement: Mechanical manufacture movement with tourbillon, BVL 206, with manual winding decorated with malachite (thin slide in-between the skeletonized components, and indexes on top of the caliber’s bridges)
Case & Dial: 44 mm satin-polished rose gold case and crown, transparent caseback; Middle case in malachite
Strap: Green alligator strap with rose gold folding buckle

Octo Roma Naturalia Lapis Lazuli 103488

Octo Roma Naturalia Lapis Lazuli 103488

Movement: Mechanical manufacture movement with tourbillon, BVL 206, with manual winding decorated with lapis lazuli (thin slide in-between the skeletonized components, and indexes on top of the caliber’s bridges)
Case & Dial: 44 mm satin-polished platinum case, white gold crown, transparent caseback; Bezel and lugs set with baguette-cut diamonds; Middle case in lapis lazuli
Strap: Blue alligator strap with platinum folding buckle set with baguette-cut diamonds

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Felix Scholz

Felix Scholz has spent the last decade covering watches from his home in Australia. Given this, it's surprising that he still struggles with time zones. Over the years he's become a firm believer that less is more when it comes to watch design – except when a rainbow bezel is involved. He's written for numerous titles including Hodinkee, GQ, A Collected Man and more. These days he looks after the Australian edition of Revolution and takes a break from writing about watches to talk about them, as the co-host of OT: The Podcast.

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