For the design-conscious woman
Bulgari’s collection of women’s timepieces reads like a design icon Bible. The Serpenti, pictured middle and right here, is inspired by the mythological serpent, a symbol of good and evil, wisdom, life and eternity. The Bulgari signature design first appeared in the 1940s as a bracelet and then in the Swinging Sixties as a watch. Even when it morphs into a timekeeper, its wrap-around bracelet makes it as much as piece of jewellery as horology. For its part, the automatic Lucea, pictured left, is also a sculptural design, here layering the glamour with 11 diamond-set hour markers, a pink cabochon-cut stone set into the crown and a shimmering brown dial inspired by the light – ‘luce’ is Italian for light – cast by a sundial.