This streamlined strategy sets the Roman jeweler apart from other houses and in just under a decade, Bulgari has become the go-to house for extravagant women’s watches with a sense of opulence a la Italiana.
Jewelry is currently going through a joyful period of fancy-colored sapphires, tourmalines, and beryl of almost every hue as well of course as the spectacular-colored diamonds with yellows and browns emerging as new favorites.
When Brooklyn Beckham slipped a plain gold band onto his left ring finger, he did so long before his wedding day. This wasn’t a sign of nuptials signed, sealed and delivered, but of a promise made; and he’s one of a growing number of men who are celebrating their love with an engagement ring.
Hiding in plain sight, these dazzling watches thus became enormously fashionable, even though some dials under their pretty covers were so dainty as to be barely legible. One wonders how the wearer could read them at all, let alone discreetly.
A recent exhibition in London by Omega on vintage watches, called Her Time, was like opening the door onto a long-lost world of old-fashioned romance and glamour with dainty, bejeweled watches begging to be set free and invited to party again.
Imagine Iron-Man wearing your watch in the box office hit Spider-Man: Homecoming – it’s the kind of product placement that most brands can only dream of. But sometimes, superheroes really do save the day.