The Bulgari's descend from an ancient family of Greek silversmiths and the interwoven simplicity of the stunning bracelet on Bulgari’s new Catene ladies’ watch belies an extremely complicated design and construction process only possible with such ancestry. The chain bracelet is extremely complex to make and features a historical jewellery motif bearing the double House logo. Very much a piece of jewellery as well as a watch, the new Catene can be thought of as truly born out of the Bulgari’s authentic heritage.
As with any product from the world-renowned luxury brand, the Catene was analysed closely from the very first drawing, and slowly but surely the idea was developed, with the right materials and colours selected in terms of wearability and coherence with the Bulgari tradition and style. To this end, there is an internal workshop with the aim of developing the jewellery collections on the basis of the Bulgari excellence and quality criteria. Bulgari even created a Bulgari Gemmological Centre to provide gemmological certifications for most major stones mounted by the firm.
The watch is powered by a Calibre B046 Swiss quartz movement that is personalised for Bulgari and the Mother-of-pearl dial is set with 12 brilliant-cut diamonds for the hour-markers. All Bulgari watches are created at Bulgari Time in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Extravagant and sensual, the Catene is a classic feminine example of watchmaking – a masterpiece of elegance and refinery.