A His and Hers Merry Bvlgari Christmas featuring Bvlgari Classics: Roma, Serpenti, Lvcea and Diva
‘Tis the season to be jolly with Bvlgari classics. By Joseph Low
The festive season has finally arrived and with the season of gifting just around the corner, here are some gift ideas for you from the luxury jeweller, Bvlgari who has been creating extravagant pieces since 1884. From iconic timepieces like the Serpenti to the Octo Roman Watch, this “His and Hers Gift Guide” will definitely be handy for this Christmas.
This is perhaps one of the most recognised watches from the Maison, the Serpenti is cult favourite ladies watch in the market. The new Serpenti Seduttori is a riff off of the Serpinti with its slimmer snake-head casebut unlike the Serpenti, it has a leather strap or a bracelet crafted with hexagonal patterns resembling scales of a serpent.
The Serpenti Seduttori comes in either white gold, rose gold or stainless steel, and options of getting diamonds set in the bezel are also available. This watch is perfect for a glamourous date night or simply an everyday watch you would wear to work.
Another iconic motif is reimagined and incorporated into the Maison’s collection of watches. The Diva’s Dream’s fan-shape design is seen on the watch’s lugs as opposed to the necklaces and earrings where it is traditionally seen. The Diva’s Dream floral petal pattern represents femininity and sensuality, and has been stealing hearts since years ago. This time, the Diva’s Dream has once again been pushed the brand to achieve greater prowess and craftsmanship, debuting the world’s thinnest ladies’ minute repeater to date.
Gleaming diamonds are assiduously set around the case as well as the perimeter of the lugs, and its peacock motif dial combined with blue alligator strap is an ode to the opulence of the brand’s luxurious past.
This collection is representative of Bvlgari’s exquisite jewellery and watch expertise. While it may seem geeky to see all the inner workings of the watch up front, under the watchful eyes of the design team from Bvlgari, it gave a breath of new life into the stale and mechanical layout. The Lvcea Skelaton is a beautifully constructed, with the moving parts resembling a carefully synchronised dance, serving as a backdrop to the Maison’s logo.
Octo Roma Watch
A clever union between Italian creativity and preeminence of Swiss watchmaking culminated into the creation of the Octo Roma watch. This distinct watch has been a mainstay at the Maison since 2012 due to its unique shape that is neither round nor square. This design code permeates the Octo Roma collection and while the overall structure has not changed much, the watch is updated to fit the contemporary styles of today. This watch is an icon of discreet luxury ideal for the modern man.
Bvlgari Aluminium Watch
While we have decided to put the Bvlgari Aluminium Watch under the list for “Him”, this 40mm timepiece is actually designed to be genderless. This 90’s symbol has a new iteration this year and like its predecessors, the watch is composed of unconventional materials such as its aluminium case and rubber bezel. This collection is a sports piece as it confers the watch up to 100m of water resitence making it highly versatile, taking you from office to the pools.
B.zero1 one-band ring
Drawing inspiration from the famous amphitheatre, the Colosseum, the B.zero1 one-band ring is now one of the Maison’s most distinguished piece of jewellery. An interesting point to note about the ring is the name “zero1”, while the “B” stands for Bvlgari, the latter actually represents the Maison’s first jewellery in the second millennium. Its design is fairly simple, the Maison’s logos are engraved on the outer side while the inner part of the ring allows for personalisation where you can have your initials inscribed. Highly minimal yet visionary, the circularity of the ring is a metaphor for the harmony of the past, present and future.
All images courtesy of Bvlgari