Watch & Jewellery
FOR THOSE WHO ARE TOO GLAM TO GIVE A DAMN: Bvlgari's Divas' Dream Peacock Diamonds
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Bvlgari
The 'Divas' Dream Peacock Diamonds' features a dial with 14 different colours
The 'Divas' Dream Peacock Diamonds' features a dial with 14 different colours

Not all birds are created equal. But in the case of the peacock, they probably are. Well, just look at them. The majestic bird is one of the most charismatic creatures on god’s green earth – even a group of these pheasants is termed as a pride. Perhaps what is surprising is that the males are the ones lauded for its larger-than-life get-up with its large train of iridescent feathers looking wilder than Billy Porter on any red carpet. Watchmakers acknowledge its swagger and have been trying to court today’s savvy wristwatch buyers using the peacock’s image and exuberance as a sweetener. Bvlgari, for instance, has had more than a few references of this bird in its watchmaking catalogue, one just as fancy as the next. This example, housed in its aptly named Divas’ Dream model, features a depiction of the bird in all of its glory against a mother-of-pearl backdrop with gold stars. Bvlgari has fashioned the peacock ‘s luscious feathered coat and a matching gold bracelet using a fan-shaped motif familiar with the maison, that of Rome's famous Caracalla mosaics. Go up-close and you can see that the gorgeous colours of the peacock are hand-painted – it takes up to 20 hours of labour – so as to achieve the precise mix of colours like those on a canvas painting. In order to match the opulence of your new-found spirit animal, Bvlgari doesn’t hold back on the diamonds either, setting it on most parts of the rose gold real estate to match the peacocking of this self-winding mechanical.

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