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 Precious Marquetry Jumping Hours and Retrograde Minute is a remarkable timepiece by Bulgari that combines horological and jewelry craftsmanship. The design features a three-dimensional marquetry peacock with a tail fan, incorporating rose gold, snow-set diamonds, aventurine, and malachite. The malachite’s intense green not only symbolizes the peacock’s regal nature but also echoes ancient Roman beliefs in its protective properties. Aventurine glass, originating from 14th-century Murano, adds to the watch’s artisanal value.
This timepiece, which required a year of development, showcases the BVL 262 Manufacture movement. It features a unique display with “jumping” hours shown at twelve o’clock and a retrograde minute hand at the upper part of the dial. The minute hand is crafted from transparent sapphire with a metallic tip, designed not to detract from the time display. Tsavorites are used for the cabochon-cut crown and the peacock’s emerald eye, adding exquisite detail to the watch.