In its inaugural run in Jan 2020, LVMH Watch Week took place in Dubai. Over the next two years however, pandemic restrictions saw the event adopt a phygital format. This year, LVMH Watch Week returned once again to its physical format — and it did so on our very shores.
From Jan 10 to 12, the teams behind LVMH’s four main watchmaking brands — Bulgari, Hublot, Tag Heuer and Zenith — were in Singapore to present their first batch of novelties for the year. Each brand set up a show space within individual villas at Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island, where they met with journalists and retailers to showcase their latest offerings. Here are the highlights from Bulgari.
1. Serpenti Tubogas Infinity
A longtime Bulgari symbol, the snake certainly made its presence felt at the latest edition of LVMH Watch Week. Combining the ovoid shape of the Serpenti watch case with the wrap-around Tubogas bracelet, the Serpenti Tubogas receives an important update this year. Its latest evolution, the Serpenti Tubogas Infinity, looks more serpentine than ever thanks to the sinuous trail of diamonds along its bracelet — a first for the brand.
This was made possible by a modular construction method whereby individually moulded rings are polished, gem-set and assembled on a flexible titanium blade. This technique allows for the creation of a thicker base into which the diamonds on the bracelet can be set, and opens up a world of shiny new creative possibilities for the Tubogas bracelet. This rose gold jewellery watch is available in single- and double-coiled editions.
2: Divas’ Dream Mosaica
Distinguished by a fan-shaped pattern inspired by the mosaics decorating the ancient Baths of Caracalla, the Divas’ Dream Mosaica jewellery-watch collection welcomes two new additions. Alongside some 3.8 cts of brilliant-cut diamonds, the Divas’ Dream Mosaica features pink sapphires or blue sapphires on a fully gem-set dial, with the coloured gemstones arranged in a subtle gradient. The pink sapphire version comes in pink gold while the blue sapphire edition is made from white gold.
While the pink sapphire version comes with a purple alligator strap fitted with a folding clasp made of gold and diamonds, the blue sapphire iteration is further lit up with a bracelet featuring diamond-set, fan-shaped links. Each 37mm timepiece is powered by an automatic manufacture movement.
Featuring a mix of sizeable stones in various cuts and colours around its rim, the Allegra watches by Bulgari could be a recipe for disaster in the wrong hands. But thanks to the savoir-faire of Bulgari’s designers and artisans, each of these watches is a piece of functional, joyful art. Having made its debut last summer, the Allegra range sees two novelties.
Powered by quartz movements, the 36mm timepieces come in rose gold or yellow gold versions that feature pink or yellow sapphires, respectively — as well as tourmalines, citrines, rhodolites and peridots. Each timepiece also features a bezel set with 32 brilliant-cut diamonds.