Saturday, February 13, 2016

Bulgari Piccola Lvcea

The Lucea watch by Bulgari is now available in a slimmer and daintier size. The new case measures 23 mm, teamed as ever with its highly inventive bracelet.

This baby sister clearly lives up to the reputation of its luminous family, since Piccola Lucea is first and foremost a tribute to light. This 21st century sundial reflects the culture of Ancient Rome to exalt the measurement of time on a woman’s wrist with a blend of beauty and sensuality, ease and facility.

These important principles remain at the very core of Bulgari design. A watchmaking echo of the jewellery collections from the Roman Maison, Piccola Lucea benefits from Bulgari’s perfectly mastered skill in working with precious metals, notably inherited from the famous Serpenti bracelets with their sensual, flowing design. With Lucea, the art of the watch bracelet finds a new form of expression, notably thanks to the extremely ingenious link fastening and articulation system.
One of the most important challenges lay in overcoming the permanent tension between suppleness and rigidity by striking the perfect balance between these two qualities. The aim was that the bracelet composed of highly technical links should ensure a firm hold for the watch as well as absolute comfort on the wrist.

Lucea is not a jewel that tells the time, but instead a watch that women love to wear on all occasions throughout their active days, while also keeping it on for festive occasions. This joyful and delightful dimension is underscored by the pink gold cabochon that lends a sparkling touch to the crown and further enhances the shimmering glow of the round case.  The change of size implies a certain restraint in terms of the dial, so as to ensure that its purity and controlled light effects safeguard perfect readability of the time in every circumstance. In parallel, the most significant creative effort has been devoted to the design of the watch itself. Bulgari has taken great pleasure in taming the play of light and shade over the case, dial, bracelet lugs, as well as the way in which it glints off the links.
For Bulgari, faced with increasingly strong demand for small-diameter watches, it was entirely logical to create a timepiece that was not merely a downsized version of an existing one. Piccola Lucea is an all-new model. The complete rethink and redesign process involved every line and every component. It thus adapts in an unmistakably modern way to women around the world, meeting classic and traditional aspirations, as well as the contemporary desires of elegant, active urban women.

Its interlocking-link bracelet system enables a number of combinations, whether a discreet diamond setting to underscore its femininity, or an entirely paved interpretation. Piccola Lucea treats itself to the supreme luxury of personalisation, making it a small watch with a potent seductive appeal.

Technical details
Model: PICCOLA LVCEA

Case, dial and strap
23mm 18-kt pink gold case; 18-kt pink-gold crown set with a pink cabochon-cut stone and a diamond (~0,01 ct); white mother-of-pearl dial set with 12 diamond hour-markers (~0.1 ct); 18-kt pink gold bracelet set with a triple-blade folding clasp.

23mm 18-kt pink gold case set with 35 brilliant-cut diamonds (~0,6 ct); 18-kt pink gold crown set with a pink cabochon-cut stone and a diamond (~0,01 ct); white mother-of-pearl dial set with 12 diamond indexes (~0.1 ct); 18-kt pink gold bracelet with a triple-blade folding clasp decorated with 162 brilliant-cut diamonds (~1,5 cts).

23mm 18-kt white gold case set with 35 brilliant-cut diamonds (~0,6 ct); 18-kt white gold crown set with a pink cabochon-cut stone and a diamond (~0.01 ct); sunbrushed satin-finished dial set with 12 hour-markers (~0.1 ct); 18-kt white gold bracelet with a triple-blade folding clasp.

23mm 18-kt white gold case set with 35 brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.6 ct); 18-kt white gold crown set with a pink cabochon-cut stone and a diamond (~0.01 ct); snow–set pavé dial decorated with 124 diamonds (~0.42 ct); 18-kt white gold bracelet with a 3 blade deployant buckle decorated with 162 brilliant-cut diamonds (~1,5 cts).

23mm 18-kt white gold bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds and 18-kt white gold snow–set pavé case; 18-kt white gold crown set with a cabochon-cut blue sapphire and a diamond (~0.01 ct); snow–set pavé dial decorated with 124 diamonds (~0.42 ct); 18-kt white gold bracelet with a triple-blade folding clasp fully set with brilliant-cut diamonds and snow pavé technique.

Movement
Quartz movement, Bulgari customised and adorned with Bulgari logo (B033).

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