Bulgari’s Divas’ Dream Peacock collection, launched in 2017, continues to evolve with new interpretations that showcase the brand’s proficiency in jewelry, artisanal crafts, and horological complications. This collection highlights the peacock, a symbol of beauty and confidence, which is a key element in Bulgari’s bestiary. The intricate designs of the collection draw inspiration from the peacock’s feathers, featuring arabesques and curves that echo the mosaic patterns found in the Baths of Caracalla, integral to Bulgari’s design language.
Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari, in the book “Bulgari Beyond Time,” asserts that the brand has elevated the Swiss concept of métiers d’art through this collection. The Divas’ Dream Peacock range is part of Bulgari’s larger ‘Animali fantastici’ bestiary, which also includes the ‘Serpenti’ collection, symbolizing mysterious seduction with its serpent motif. In contrast, the Peacock collection embodies elegance and grandeur, reflecting the same sublime qualities as the natural peacock.
The Divas’ Dream Peacock Mother-of-Pearl Marquetry by Bulgari features a design of a peacock in gold and mother-of-pearl on its dial. The peacock’s fan-shaped feathers extend across the lower dial, with a tuft on its head and a rose gold beak. This is set against a white mother-of-pearl background, engraved with rays to emphasize the peacock’s representation of wealth, protection, and wisdom. The design evokes the image of a star-studded sky. The creation of this marquetry is highly intricate, owing to the delicate nature of mother-of-pearl. The elements are painted on the back to create various shades of blue, then precisely cut and fitted into recesses carved into the dial. Rose gold outlines enhance the natural iridescence of the mother-of-pearl, highlighting its organic beauty and preciousness.