Billed as epitomising Bulgari’s craftsmanship and creativity, the limited edition Commedia dell’ Arte timepiece features the embossed and handpainted motif of a scene from an Italian theatre on the dial.
The scene, based on a classic painting, represents a masked character typical of Italian theatre in that era. When the watch’s cathedral gong Minute Repeater is activated, the character springs to life against a backdrop of an Italian palacco.
The watch comes in three models, each bearing a different legendary character on the motif: Brighella, Pucinella or Harlequin.
Cast from an entirely handmade solid 18k gold dial, the enamelled elements are hand applied, and form part of a subtle interplay between all the parts of the watch, with the right arm of each character pointing to the minute, and each character sitting on a window giving the hour.
Other notable elements include a BVL 618 caliber movement, jumping hour mechanics and a power reserve of 48 hours.
Pricing for the limited edition Commedia dell’ Arte timepiece is yet to be announced, but is expecte to be in the region of £100,000.