BULGARI – COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE
Inspired by Italy’s 16th-century street theatre tradition, the collection comprises three watches, each bearing a hand-engraved and painted dial that depicts iconic characters – Brighella,
Pulcinella and Harlequin – set against the backdrop of a palazzo. When the minute repeater is activated, the tiny figurines spring to life, waving their arms and turning their heads as if in a performance. The minute repeater mechanism here is a bit unusual in that the gongs are longer than typical ones. They wrap around the case twice instead of once, so as to emit deeper and louder chimes when they are struck.