BULGARI : Women's Watch of the Week

New Ladies Watch Arrival - The fusion of two iconic Bulgari designs: the Tubogas bracelet and the Lvcea watch.


The Lvcea watch, from the Latin ‘lux’ for light, was first launched by 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 signature designs.


And now with the arrival of the Lvcea Tubogas, Bulgari melds its Roman design heritage with the Tubogas bracelet.  But what exactly is the Tubogas? Named for the humble gas pipe, the springy, coiling Tubogas bracelet was first seen in jewelry in the 1870’s where the serpent form, a staple of jewelry since Ancient Egypt, found a new look. Mimicking a stylised and very minimalist serpent, the mystifyingly clever construction of the Tubogas allows rows of smooth, springy, snake-like coils to wind up the arm.

The mechanics are Swiss made at Bulgari’s own manufacturing facility where each watch is made. The Lvcea Tubogas comes in two sizes: 28mm and 33mm with a stainless steel Tubogas bracelet and black lacquer dial or a stainless steel and rose gold Tubogas bracelet with a white mother-of-pearl dial. The most opulent is a 33mm rose gold model, with diamonds around the bezel and on the bracelet.

The larger size is powered by an in-house mechanical automatic-winding caliber and has a date window. The smaller sizes are quartz  and all have diamond hour markers and a pink cabochon-cut gemstone set into the crown.