Elegant and poetic, Bvlgari has recently expanded on its LVCEA watch collection, with the introduction of a stunning aventurine edition.
Truth be told, we’ve got a bit of a soft spot for aventurine dials. Twinkling with mineral inclusions, there’s something about the speckled navy-blue that looks almost like you’re gazing into a universe of stars. Stories say that back in 1700, a Murano-based glassmaker had accidentally spilled copper filings into molten glass. Liking the result, he’d dubbed the newly created material aventurine, because it was the result of an accident — or per avventura, if you will. While seemingly just the kind of dreamy you’d love in a ladies watch, the material’s delicacy makes it rather rare — which is why Bvlgari’s introduction of a new Aventurine edition in its LVCEA collection is particularly exciting.
Occupying that sweet spot between Bvlgari’s Diva’s Dream line and the bold Bvlgari Serpenti, the Bvlgari LVCEA collection comes with its own design codes, offering elegant, round timepieces created with an open airiness — coupled, of course, with some pretty thrilling dials. This particular Aventurine edition carries on the existing LVCEA legacy, taking it into the future by incorporating disruptive design styles and a boundary-pushing aesthetic.
For one, the use of a stone dial nods to Bvlgari’s long-standing passion for precious and semi-precious stones. Set with diamonds, the bezel sees a surprising juxtaposition of materials that is so very true to the Roman jeweller. Even more interesting is the aventurine itself — the synthetic crystal made from glass and copper inclusions truly does resemble natural stone.
Movement-wise, the timepiece is mechanically powered, with an automatic winding B77 caliber, and can go up to 30m underwater. Expect a 33mm polished rose gold case, set with round brilliant-cut diamonds.
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