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Bulgari’s New Tourbillon Skeleton

The new Divas’ Dream Tourbillon Skeleton is a nice mix of beauty and power. 

As one of the preeminent fine jewellery maisons in the world, Bulgari’s flair for melding haute horlogerie with decorative arts is virtually unrivalled in the luxury market these days. Case in point, the brand’s newly unveiled Divas’ Dream Tourbillon Skeleton timepiece, another refined and sophisticated addition to its established Divas’ Dream collection that seems to be expanding so rapidly these days the media can hardly keep pace.

Available in 18k white or pink gold, the watch features a 37-mm case with 76 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.76-ct) adorning the bezel and fan-shaped bracelet lugs and is water resistant up to 30 metres. Twenty-four additional brilliant-cut diamonds decorate the “métiers d’art” openworked dial 

Let’s talk about that dial. The majority of the timepieces in Bulgari’s Divas’ Dream collection go for minimalist acetate, mother-of-pear or diamond-laced dials with heavily accentuated cases jammed with gemstones and more diamonds – a good example being the Divas’ Dream Ref. 102463.

This time around, Bulgari passed on the larger case, pushing the majority of the eye-candy inside an entirely handcrafted dial – a skeletonised, 15-colour micro painting depicting a parrot perched on a tree among lush greens. The skeletonised structure inside the dial is also built from 18k white or pink gold, depending on the version you choose.

Movement wise, the timepiece features an adapted version of Bulgari’s established BVL Calibre 208, and is a mechanical hand-wound skeleton-worked tourbillon movement. It boasts a vibration frequency of 21,600 VpH (roughly 3Hz), meaning you can expect the timepiece to be accurate to about one-sixth of a second. You can also expect a 64-hour power reserve.

Overall, there is a lot to like here. The beautiful trademark Bulgari craftsmanship you expect is all there, and the hefty technical specs under the hood are sure to satisfy staunch timepiece gearheads.