The Lvcea watch, from the Latin ‘lux’ for light, was first launched by Italian jeweller Bulgari in 2014 and has swiftly become one of the house’s most successful women’s watches. Today, the Lvcea is presented on a Tubogas bracelet uniting two Bulgari design signatures in one sharp design. A very Italian approach to watches sets Bulgari apart. The Lvcea is as much about time keeping as wearing a beautiful object because it was conceived to be as desirable as any of the house’s famous jewels thanks to sculptural volumes, skilful crafting of precious metals and an opulent use of rich colours.
Anyone who has ever tried on a Tubogas is struck by the flexibility of what looks like a solid coil. So how exactly is the Tubogas made? Slinky and sensuous, the coil is formed by two long bands of gold or steel with contoured edges. The two bands are wrapped around a solid core to interlock and conceal the inner structure that is later removed. There neither soldering nor hidden articulations, just the natural flexibility of the metal, achieved by the specialist goldsmiths who carry out this task by hand to create just the right tension.
Always in tune with women’s desires, Lvcea Tubogas Skeleton makes this sophisticated mechanical complication a playful addition to its growing family of watches. Designed for women who appreciate the delicate complexity of mechanical timepieces, it is a virtuoso display of haute horlogerie, revealing the hidden depths of the Lvcea for the very first time. Confirming Bvlgari’s commitment to feminine watches, the Lvcea Skeleton is the only skeletonized watch on the market made expressly for women.