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Bvlgari Barocko Collection

Bvlgari introduces Barocko, a new collection that pays homage to Rome’s artistic and architectural heritage.

With these new exclusive High-Jewellery collection and High-end Watch creations, the brand telegraphs a message of hope and optimism. Vibrant colors, extraordinary light effects, fanciful shapes and exquisite details convey a sense of joy and positivity.

The three Barocko timepieces represent a new pinnacle for the Roman Jeweller of Time. The first masterpiece, the High Jewellery Lady Arabesque secret watch, is designed as a set with the Lady Arabesque necklace, which is exquisitely crafted in the Bvlgari High-Jewellery Atelier in Rome, and the Octo Roma Arabesque.

The Arabesque shape is a key figure in baroque architecture, a touchstone of the romantic eclecticism that defined the era’s churches and palazzi. The third watch creation, the Serpenti High-Jewellery Baroque Pearls secret watch, draws on the theatricality of baroque, evoking the gorgeously textured pearls and lace that adorned the fashions of the time and gave designs a sense of intricacy.

The High-Jewellery Lady Arabesque secret watch is crafted in pink gold with a single round rubellite measuring just under 12 carats, nearly 30 carats of pink sapphires, Paraiba tourmalines, emeralds, and some 13 carats of variously cut and pavé-set diamonds. The brilliant jewels recreate the richly textured lace that was a hallmark of Baroque, a delicate and daring execution that relies upon Bvlgari jewellery-making expertise.

The Octo Roma Arabesque follows a similar aesthetic, embellishing the 44mm case with a baroque embroidery of pink sapphires, tourmalines, emeralds and diamonds.

As the thinnest Tourbillon on the market, the insides of the watch are no less impressive, and feature the mechanical manufacture caliber BVL 268. It is a juxtaposition of minimalism and maximalism and a triumph of technical expertise.

Baroque’s iconic aesthetic, defined by sinuous lines, voluptuous shapes, intricate complexity and unpredictable fascination, is revisited through the Serpenti Misteriosi High-Jewellery Baroque Pearls secret watch.

An upscale, one-of-a-kind piece within the Barocko collection, set with emeralds, Akoya pearls and diamonds, the piece is meant to rewrite the rules of High-Jewellery design and manufacturing and to pay homage to the « Perla Scaramazza. » An irregular natural pearl that is all the more spectacular due to its uniqueness and imperfect shape, it was used in jewelry during the Baroque Period (XVI – XVII) and eventually baptised the “Baroque pearl”.

One of the most complex pieces in the Barocko collection, this creation required 2,300 hours to complete. Diamond pavé swirls channel the baroque inspiration, as do the over 220 pearls that embellish the incredibly supple bracelet. Chosen and matched for consistent color and size, the pearls alternate with diamond-set rings to demarcate the piece and align with the iconic Serpenti aesthetic. A rare cabochon-cut emerald of over 12 carats hides the snow-set diamond dial.

Technical details

Model: Bvlgari Lady Arabesque High-Jewellery Secret Watch
Reference: 103375

Case
High-jewellery secret watch with 14mm 18kt rose gold case
Water-resistant up to 30m

Dial
18kt rose gold snow pavé-set diamonds dial, hid by 1 round-cut rubellite (~11,94 cts)

Bracelet
18kt rose gold bracelet featuring a Baroque arabesque décor set with 3 round, 3 oval and 11 cushion-cut pink sapphires (~29,88 cts), 5 pear and 5 oval Paraiba tourmalines (~12,40 cts), 5 pear-shaped diamonds (~2,19 cts), 84 fancy shaped diamonds (~5,03 cts) and pavé-set diamonds

Movement
Quartz movement, Bvlgari customized and adorned with Bvlgari logo

Edition
Unique piece

Model: Bvlgari Octo Roma Arabesque with Extra-Thin Skeleton Tourbillon Movement
Reference: 103403

Movement
Mechanical manufacture black skeleton movement with manual winding, world’s thinnest tourbillon caliber BVL 268 SK equipped with flying tourbillon and specific ball-bearings system(1.95 mm thin)

Case and dial
44mm 18kt rose gold octagonal case and bezel, set with 212 baguette-cut diamonds (~7,77 cts) and 48 round brilliant-cut diamonds (~2,81 cts)
Water-resistant up to 30 m
18kt rose gold crown with black ceramic insert
18kt rose gold Baroque arabesque decor set with 5 fancy-cut pink sapphires (~1,70 cts), 4 fancy-cut Paraiba tourmalines, 5 round brilliant-cut emeralds and 196 round brilliant and baguette-cut diamonds, inserted in the cap of the secret watch.

Strap
Green alligator leather strap with 18kt rose gold folding buckle set with baguette-cut diamonds.

Edition
Unique piece

Model: Bvlgari Serpenti Misteriosi Baroque Pearls High-Jewellery Secret Watch
Reference: 103374

Case
High-jewellery Serpenti Misteriosi secret watch with 30mm 18kt white gold case
Water-resistant up to 30m

Dial
18kt white gold snow-set pavé diamonds dial

Bracelet
18kt white gold bracelet featuring 226 white natural pearls (~232 cts), snakes and Baroque volutes set with 3’605 round brilliant cut-diamonds(~38,2 cts), 1 cabochon-cut emerald (~12,15 cts) for the dial, 2 cabochon-cut emeralds (~4,61cts) and 4 pear-shaped emerald eyes (~0,47 ct) for the 2 snakes

Movement
Quartz movement, Bvlgari customized and adorned with Bvlgari logo

Edition
Unique piece

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