The new Monete Regal Festa ‘secret’ watch by Bvlgari combines the Roman jeweller’s parallel worlds of watchmaking and high jewellery. Secret Watches have been in vogue ever since the early 1930s. Simply put, they refer to watches that have a cover on the dial. The cover, which is generally ornamental and highly decorated is lifted to tell the time.
Monete Regal Festa, the pendant watch by Bvlgari also hides a beautiful secret. The pendant, innovative and recognisable, assumes an octagonal shape; again a signature design code of the brand. It is crafted in pink gold and set with brilliant-cut diamonds and rubies.
The ornamental depictions on the cover is nothing like you’ve ever seen before. A silver tetradrachm (Macedonia Alexander III, 336-326 B.C.) is on the front of the cover and the back depicts a divinity holding a sceptre and an eagle.
The BVL Calibre 208, mechanical hand-wound Manufacture skeleton – worked tourbillon movement in 18 carat pink gold serves as a dial. An 18 carat pink gold chain set with 1270 brilliant-cut diamonds holds the entire piece together.
The world of haute joaillerie and horology merge in the creation of secret watches. Precious stones, noble metals and artistic decorative elements combine to form heirlooms that always remain timeless. The Monete Regal Festa definitively fits in this mould.