New Year’s Eve is a perfect occasion to set eyes on ladies’ Bvlgari Lvcea Mosaïque watches featuring dials paved with miniature gold tiles. Mosaic has always been a number one artistic technique in Ancient Rome. Faithful to its historical roots, Bvlgari pays a tribute to the Eternal City by renewing this centuries old tradition.
Bvlgari artisans use rose or white gold plates cut into nearly 700 tiny mosaic squares measuring 0.84 mm each. Placed on the dial one after the other, they form a sparkling display across the dial, but in such a way that the overall gold mosaic tile is not uniformly flat. The art of imbalance, barely perceptible to the naked eye, ensures the best possible reflection. The artisans have managed to position the miniature gold tiles at a slight angle towards one another using a grain of sand placed beneath each of the tiles. The tiny particle serves to achieve the slightly oblique position and generate the desired shimmer. Of course, each of the dials is absolutely unique.
Lvcea (‘the daughter of light’) collection was originally designed as a tribute to the sundial and demonstrates the symbiotic relationship between light and time. Therefore the new Bvgari Lvcea Mosaïque reflects the power of light, or ‘luce’ in Italian. It is available in pink or white gold cases measuring 33 mm in diameter. The shimmering dial is decorated with the diamond indices, the bezel and the lugs are set with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds, and there is a pink cabochon-cut rubellite embedded in the crown. These pieces are equipped with a galuchat strap in black or brown.