In horological circles, Bulgari has been making waves in recent years with its ultra slim and complex Octo models for men. However, the peerless history and brand DNA of the Italian jeweller is best expressed in its ladies watches, which have been lusted over for decades by the world’s most glamorous women including Elizabeth Taylor and more recently Rachel Weisz.
Speaking of divas! Among WatchPro’s favourite watches at Baselworld was the Bulgari Divas’ Dream Minute Repeater, an incredibly thin minute repeater (under 2mm for the Finissimo movement) housed in an 18ct pink gold case set with diamonds around the bezel, lugs, and crown.
The 37mm piece sports a dial crafted in black lacquer and speckled with gold dust using the Japanese artisanal Urushi technique.
The dial also boasts a small seconds function, set with diamonds and hour markers also using diamonds as the indicators. Exquisite!