Couple of watch brand names might manage embellishing a dial with a peacock utilizing real peacock plumes, mother-of-pearl or hardstone marquetry and diamonds, not even if it takes a specific level of technical know-how however due to the fact that it takes a specific swagger. No matter how technical a brand name’s motions are, the art of producing decoration to this high requirement of workmanship simply needs to remain in your DNA. 3 brand-new pieces in the Bulgari Divas’ Dream Peacock Marquetry collection reveal us how it’s done.
The Peacock collection, born in 2017, signs up with the Serpenti in Bulgari’s stable of go-to animal themes. Rather of coiling, it unfurls its plumes in numerous elegant display screens of ostentation – signifying wealth, security and knowledge. Bulgari’s stylistic take on the concept is similar to the fan-shaped mosaic styles in the Baths of Caracalla, a significant motivation for Bulgari’s Divas’ Dream collection. There are 3 pieces in this launch.
1. Queens’ Dream Peacock Plume Marquetry
The dial is set with 12 stunningly hued natural peacock plumes, thoroughly chosen for their colors and textures. They are inlaid utilizing a method coming from antiquity and discovered by Bulgari in the 1970s. It needs a magnifying glass, tweezers, knife and scissors– in addition to a constant hand and a great deal of experience, not to discuss time. The procedure takes a number of days, throughout which each plume is travelled through an antique brass steam device to expose its natural appeal. It is then cut, put together, glued and cut to fit into a mosaic-like structure.
2. Queens’ Dream Peacock Mother-of-Pearl Marquetry
This one depicts the peacock in shape utilizing mother-of-pearl areas inlaid in between gold borders. The upper part of the dial is made up of white mother-of-pearl inscribed with rays, in addition to diamond hour markers. The mother-of-pearl aspects that comprise the tail are painted numerous tones of blue on the reverse sides, and after that elaborately cut and set into recesses sculpted straight into the dial.
3. Queens’ Dream Peacock Valuable Marquetry Leaping Hours and Retrograde Minute
The peacock’s magnificent tail is made up of fan-shaped areas of snow-set diamonds, in addition to sculpted pieces of aventurine and malachite. Developing it took a year of advancement, consisting of the production of many versions. It consists of the caliber BVL 262 motion, leaping hours in the aperture at twelve o’clock and retrograde minutes on the upper dial. A tsavorite cabochon is set into the crown, and the peacock’s eye is emerald. Drawing motivation from the cabochon cut, a Bulgari trademark considering that the 1950s, a sapphire dome drifts above the dial of this piece, as though under a curio cabinet.