Bulgari Bulgari Lady: The New Colours Of Timelessness

A watchmaking and style revolution at its launch in 1977, the Bulgari Bulgari watch has since become a reference model. A sign of recognition among ladies of Italian high society in the late 1970s, it has since returned to the forefront on their daughters’ wrists – to the point of becoming a style factor and a rallying point for a new generation of young women. Bulgari is now offering them an even more special treat with a dedicated feminine version of the Bulgari Bulgari watch, enabling them to enliven every outfit with a splash of colour.

High fashion meets contemporary design in the new Bulgari Bulgari Lady. Its singularity lies as much in its style imbued with a timeless architecture recalling the columns of Ancient Rome, as in its extremely current, lively appeal, making it a fashion accessory as well as an up to date timepiece. It comes in three sizes – 26, 33 and 37mm in diameter – fitted with alligator leather straps in vivid colours inspired by the stones for which Bulgari is known. Each strap is easily interchangeable so as to match every style and meet every expectation.
All dials in the Bulgari Bulgari Lady series are white mother of pearl or sunburst satin-brushed brown lacquered. Every one of them uses diamond hour markers.

Simple – yet sophisticated – the cases are available in steel, pink gold/steel and pink gold versions. Several dial colour variations, and a version with a gemset bezel round off the many possibilities of adorning the wearer’s day. The cases are water-resistant up to 30 metre and all bezels – except the stone-stubbed one – are endowed with the characteristic bulgari lettering.
The crown is engraved with the double brand logo and set with a pink stone cabochon.

The new Bulgari Bulgari naturally adopts the purest watchmaking principles by enabling simple and accurate reading of the hours, minutes and seconds.
The 33 and 37 mm watches are powered by a mechanical automatic movement, the calibre B77 which also provides a 42-hour power reserve. For the 26mm version, Bulgari uses a quartz movement.

The result is a playful and joyful way of approaching feminine watchmaking, endowed with a fresh appeal that is both charmingly elegant and unmistakably Italian.

For the Ladies: Malte Tourbillon Openworked

The Malte collection from Vacheron Constantin with its emblematic barrel shape gets two new members. The pink gold creations are joining this collection epitomising a blend of distinctive presence and understatement. This interpretation of the Malte Tourbillon Openworked reveals its airy geometry playing with light and shade.
In 2014, Vacheron Constantin created Caliber 2780 SQ – a barrel-shaped caliber that was also skeletonised – beating at the heart of a Malte Tourbillon Openworked in a platinum case. The collection is now joined by a Malte Tourbillon Openworked model with a pink gold case.

Malte 30135-000R-8973

Firmly rooted in the Vacheron Constantin aesthetic heritage since 1912, the tonneau shape is interpreted in the Malte collection through a range of creations. These models feature a distinctively curved design, contemporary lines and an understated display. This curved case middle perfectly moulding the shape of the wrist symbolises the Malte collection and its two new references. It measures 38 x 48,2 mm and is water-resistant up to 3 bar.
Inside the case lays an entirely openworked and hand-engraved barrel-shaped tourbillon movement. Alternating shadow and light effects enable the Vacheron Constantin Caliber 2790 SQ to reveal an original architectural decor playing with geometrical shapes. The hand-engraved three-dimensional mosaic is enhanced by a Maltese cross-shaped tourbillon.
Around 540 hours of workmanship (from the development of the caliber to the manual finishing of each of its 246 components) are required to achieve the balance between a tourbillon mechanism and the openworked aesthetic.

Coated in pink gold, this mechanism powering indications of the hours, minutes, seconds, date and power reserve, appears through a transparent sapphire dial rimmed by a silver-toned ring and punctuated by 11 baton-type hour-markers as well as an applied Roman (XII) numeral in pink gold.

The curved shape and the inherent style of this watch is complemented by an alligator leather brown strap secured by a folding clasp.

Go All-In With The Mr. Jones King & Queen Watches

Mr. Jones King & QueenMr. Jones is known to design really unusual watches for both, men and women and the King and Queen are no exception.
These watches are two halves of a pair of watches based on the classic playing card characters of the King and Queen of Hearts. The watches feature hands of cards to depict the minutes while the hours are shown at the royal breast in form of a “jumping hour”.

So, how do you read the time exactly? The minutes are indicated by hands of cards, every 10 minutes is marked by a different hand: Ace – 0 minutes past, 10 – 10 minutes past, 2 – 20 minutes past, 3 times 10 – half past, Ace and 4 – 40 minutes past, Ace and 5 – 50 minutes past. There is also a grey marker on the dial (like a shadow of the playing cards) to allow you to read the times between the hands of cards. By observing how far the leading or trailing edge of the cards is from the marker shape, the minutes can be judged. Here’s a chart to clarify that a little:

How to read the minutesThe use of the playing cards symbolises the transitory nature of fortune – lucky streaks, while always welcome, are only as short lived as those runs of bad luck. The watch is a gentle reminder to keep your cards close to your chest, but to be bold and go all-in when fate has dealt you a winning hand.

Mr. Jones QueenThe cases of this watches are made from polished stainless steel, coming in the typical shape of all the watches of Mr. Jones. They are 37 mm in diameter. Every case houses an automatic mechanical movement and is water resistant up to 5 ATM. Every watch comes on a woven stainless steel strap.

Mr. Jones KingThe watches are produced in the London workshop of Mr. Jones. All components are printed by hand before assembled and regulated also by hand.
Retail price for the King and Queen watches is £195 a piece and can be purchased online here. The King and Queen are limited editions; there will be only 100 pieces available of every watch.

The system which displays the minutes sounds a little complicated, and maybe it takes a little while to get used to the system. But one can imagine this a little price to pay for wearing such a fun timepiece.