The Lvcea watch family, Lvcea name deriving from light in latin, shines brighter than ever with the arrival of two totally new women’s watches collections. Seamlessly fusing its jewellery-making heritage and watchmaking skills, Bvlgari introduces the brand-new Lvcea Tubogas and the dazzling Lvcea Skeleton. These new models are the first major design evolutions of the Lvcea collection since it was launched in 2014.
For the first time, Lvcea is presented with the iconic Tubogas bracelet, reminding us of Bvlgari’s heritage as a jeweller.
Christened Tubogas because of its similarity to a lowly woven-metal gas pipe, the technique has been used in jewellery making since the late 40’s. An eloquent example of industrial-inspired design, it was popularized in the Art Deco period when the challenge of miniaturizing large engineered objects, and using them for novel purposes, took off. In the 1940s, Bvlgari inserted a watch dial into a Tubogas bracelet to create a highly stylized serpent watch. The design was revived in the 1970s when Bvlgari introduced it into watches, bracelets, necklaces and rings. The effect of a stark, engineered coil combined with coins and richly colored precious gems created a fascinating contrast that marked Bvlgari’s style of jewels, intended to be worn and enjoyed every day.
Quartz movement, Calibre B046 customised by Bvlgari for the 28mm versions with indications of the hours and minutes; mechanical automatic movement, Calibre B77 for the 33mm versions, with indications of the hours, minutes, seconds and date; 28,800 vph, 42-hour power reserve.
Case, dial and bracelet
28 or 33mm steel case, steel crown set with a pink cabochon-cut stone and a brilliant-cut diamond. Black lacquered dial respectively set with 12 and 11 brilliant-cut diamond hour-markers. Water-resistant to 50m. Steel Tubogas bracelet.
28 or 33mm steel case, 18kt gold rose crown set with a pink cabochon-cut stone and a brilliant-cut diamond. White mother-of-pearl dial respectively set with 12 and 11 brilliant-cut diamond hour-markers. 18kt rose gold bezel. Water-resistant to 50m. Steel and 18kt rose gold Tubogas bracelet.
33mm 18kt rose gold case. 18kt rose gold crown set with a pink cabochon-cut stone and a brilliant-cut diamond. 18kt rose gold bezel set with diamonds (~1.2ct). White mother-of-pearl dial set with 11 brilliant-cut diamond hour-markers. 18kt rose gold Tubogas bracelet with 18kt rose gold lugs set with 22 brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.4ct).