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

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Jewels Bazaar -

Dior Spring/ Sum­mer ’15

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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

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