Whether it is a male or female watch, it is generally not recommended to wear a hand ornament on the same wrist as a protection watch from the risk of scratching. For this reason, the watch’s straps began to appear in different designs as an alternative to the shape of the wrist, and the birth and development of jewelry watches on the other side can also be regarded as different. Since the BVLGARI LVCEA series came out in 2014, it has broken the rules and perfectly integrated the watch with jewelry accessories, which is consistent with daily wear without losing the sense of shape.
The Bulgari LVCEA is named after the Latin ‘light’, which contains the perfect fusion of various elements: circles and lines, light and shadow, elegance and complexity. It is the crystallization of the combination of Bulgari’s Roman jewelry family and Swiss watchmaking Product. The styling and chain design has always been the distinctive recognition of LVCEA watches. In 2018, Bvlgari went to the next city, and found another signature classic jewellery element, the Tubogas bracelet, which was synthesized in one shot to create a new LVCEA Tubogas watch.
The production process of the Tubogas bracelet is complicated and has been topical since its birth. It was only used in the Bvlgari Serpenti watch series in the past.
Feature one: a classic that has gone through the years
The design inspiration is borrowed from Serpenti and Tubogas, which are two distinctive symbols of Bulgari. The latter is named after the spiral metal exhaust pipe. The two symbols have special inspiration sources. In order to be able to portray the details in a subtle way, the upper layers of processes must be consumed in order to make the solid precious metal materials show lifelike elasticity and take into account wearing comfort. In particular, the Tubogas chain belt joining the LVCEA series this time has a complicated process. It is composed of a long ring belt made of gold or stainless steel, and the center is covered with stainless steel. The structure is completely hidden. Bvlgari’s exclusive goldsmith does not use any welding, and the elasticity of the coil is why Tubogas is so vivid.
You can see the gorgeous diamonds on the bezel or the time scale. It echoes LVCEA’s moral meaning of ‘light’ in Latin and radiates dazzling light.
This avant-garde and design-like shape has been used in Bulgari necklaces, watches and rings in combination with Serpenti elements since its launch. Among them, the most relishing design with winding chain is the Serpenti Tubogas watch. The LVCEA Tubogas watch chain has a winding design that is different from Serpenti Tubogas. It is also flexible, but it is only shown by a single loop of the chain, especially with the round LVCEA watch case, which is simple and neat. Lost brand characteristic styling.
Feature two: the liberation of classic elements
The new LVCEA Tubogas watch itself retains the original style of the LVCEA series. Since the advent of the 2014 series, the series models have adopted precious color treasures to create a large crown shape. Take this diamond-incorporated LVCEA Tubogas (103034) as an example. The 33mm case made of 18K rose gold with a crown of pink egg-cut gemstones has become one of the watch’s visual highlights. In 2018, Bvlgari sought a breakthrough in inheriting the classic elements of the LVCEA series, and was liberated from the design of the face plate and the chain belt respectively. The bezel of LVCEA Tubogas (103034) is set with a circle of diamonds of about 1.2 carats, and the lugs are also set with 22 brilliant-cut diamonds. The hour markers on the mother-of-pearl dial are also individually marked with 11 diamonds. The most gorgeous watch in the new collection.
LVCEA Tubogas watches in black lacquer and white mother-of-pearl dial perfectly interpret different personalities
Feature 3: Rigid-flexible coagulation
The new LVCEA Tubogas watch has two diameters of 28mm and 33mm. The functions carried in it also vary with the diameter. For example, the LVCEA Tubogas with a diameter of 28mm releases stainless steel and 18K rose gold models, equipped with a quartz movement, and the function part is the hour and minute display. As for the 33mm diameter model, the date display function is added at the three o’clock position of the dial and the brand’s self-winding movement is used. It is worth mentioning that, regardless of the diameter of the LVCEA Tubogas, there are black lacquered or white mother-of-pearl dials. The two different material dials respectively interpret the neutral and soft LVCEA Tubogas watch style. .
18K rose gold material / automatic movement / hour, minute, second display / mother-of-pearl dial / diamond setting / sapphire crystal mirror / water resistance 50 meters / diameter 33mm