R O M A A T Bulgari’s pre-Basel collection is a subtle L update of modern classics for the multifaceted woman. By Jeffrey Yan. A
Dior Spring/ Summer ’15
In the world of high jewellery, Bulgari sets itself apart with the femininity and sensuality of its jewels. The brand does wonderful work with smooth, rounded cuts and richly coloured d stones. To translate that into the traditionally more ore masculine metier of watchmaking, Bulgari has imbued its timepieces with a sense of simplicity ty and restrained elegance, though never neglecting the luxe factor.or. The brand brings in diamonds and gemstones wherever possible,ble such as on t the sophisticated Lucea watches. Even the more mannish steel pi pieces come with a flash of rich blue. The highlight of the Italian brand’s pre-Basel offering this time around is the Bulgari Bulgari watch. 2015 marks four decades since its conception, and though it has always been given subtle tweaks here and there, it has retained that sense of timelessness that made it simultaneously so modern and yet classic when it debuted in 1975. The new versions come with a sapphire blue dial with straps in stainless steel or alligator. Bulgari also presented more feminine sizes in 26mm and 31mm but for a commanding statement, go for the classic 41mm; the watch equivalent of a precisely tailored black suit that silently communicates power.
On the other hand, having always been designed with women in mind, the Lucea is unabashedly feminine with its white gold bracelet, diamond-set case, mother-of-pearlm dial, and brilliantlliantcut diamond hour markers. It fits ts in seamlesslyseamle with the particular type of femininity currently reigning in fashion – glamorousglamorou and womanly but at the same time grown-up and unfussy.
If opulent glamour isn’t your thing, there is another Lucea watch that reads a little more casual. Though inspired by ancient Roman sundials, it’s been modernised with h smooth, clean lines to fit into a contemporaryary lifestyle. With an alligator strap in the tone of honey-beige and a case of pink gold free ree of flashy diamonds, it’s a much more youthful uthful timepiece that will even go with all the denim and sneakers that make up such a large part of a woman’s wardrobe today. Lucea watch in pink gold, Bulgari Bulgari Bulgari watch in stainless steel, RM23,600, Bulgari Burberry Prorsum Spring/ Summer ’15 Boss Spring/ Summer ’15
Lucea watch in white gold with diamonds, Bulgari