THE PRECIOUS UNFURLING OF THE DIVAS’ DREAM
Combining artistic crafts and jewellery, BVLGARI introduces the new Divas’ Dream timepiece, highlighting the iconic peacock motif.
The peacock is a bird in full gala dress. It loves to bask in admiration as it radiates seductive appeal and charms onlookers. Its regal splendour makes it a natural-born diva.
This bird, conveying a wealth of symbolism, has been repeatedly represented in countless guises for more than four thousand years. In Medieval times, it was thought to be immortal. A symbol of fertility and permanence in India, the peacock also appears on either side of the tree of life in the Middle East. Also known as the favourite creature of Juno, the wife of Jupiter in Roman mythology, its colourful depiction appears on a number of ancient mosaics.
Deploying creativity nurtured by this longstanding historical legacy, the Roman jeweller interprets this emblem while placing it in the centre of the Divas’ Dream dial. This is an entirely natural choice, since this sensual watch with its highly distinctive character draws inspiration from the fan-shaped mosaics of the Caracalla thermal baths, which also portray peacocks.
The dial reveals the full splendour of the bird against a delicate mother-of-pearl background, beneath diamond stars. It displays the peacock in all its glorious majesty, delicately hand-painted with meticulous partitions evoking the precious Roman mosaics in blue shades echoing the dial. This refined and precise work requires 20 hours to apply the 14 colours needed to complete this exceptional dial. The pristine radiance of the 37mm diameter rose gold case, its bezel and its diamond-set lugs, the deep blue alligator leather strap and the sapphire set on the winding crown, form a unique and harmonious chromatic ensemble that highlights the peacock motif. The mechanical self-winding manufacture movement Calibre BVL 191 drives the timepiece.