BULGARI & SIMON MA
Artist shanghai-based simon Ma refers to himself as a crossover artist; he creates pieces that combine eastern and Western influences and different art disciplines. at M House, his studio in shanghai, he creates and showcases his work, which includes sculpture, installation and furniture.
Process Ma flew to bulgari’s swiss manufacture in la chaux-de-fonds, where he focused on the dial-making facility to determine how best to execute artistic dials. He decided on an equestrian motif. channelling the style of late chinese master painter xu beihong, whose favourite subject was horses, he decorated 13 dials with calligraphy.
timepiece using vibrant colours and brisk strokes, Ma painted the dials of 12 octo Finissimo Petite seconde watches and an octo Finissimo tourbillon, with each receiving unique calligraphy. He also decorated the boxes in which they are delivered.