Bulgari http://mokerthompson.com/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 23:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mokerthompson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-105x105.png Bulgari http://mokerthompson.com/ 32 32 Find out how Bulgari created this 93.83-carat emerald necklace https://mokerthompson.com/find-out-how-bulgari-created-this-93-83-carat-emerald-necklace/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://mokerthompson.com/find-out-how-bulgari-created-this-93-83-carat-emerald-necklace/ Bulgari has honored its flagship stone from its latest high jewelry collection in a new documentary film detailing the making of the extraordinary piece. More from Robb Report inside the dream, which premiered this week at the Toronto International Film Festival, is headlined by appearances from eight current “it” girls – actresses Zendaya, Priyanka Chopra […]]]>

Bulgari has honored its flagship stone from its latest high jewelry collection in a new documentary film detailing the making of the extraordinary piece.

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inside the dream, which premiered this week at the Toronto International Film Festival, is headlined by appearances from eight current “it” girls – actresses Zendaya, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, model Lily Adridge, fashion icon fashion Chiara Ferragni and singer Lalisa – but the real star of the show is a 93.83 carat emerald in the Serpenti Hypnotic Emerald necklace. The film begins in Jaipur, where it follows longtime Bulgari creative director Lucia Silvestri as she visits gem dealers who welcome her like an old friend of the family. It quickly cuts to a scene where Silvestri rejects batch after batch of gems, none of which have been deemed suitable for Bulgari. Picking up three small cases containing sets of precious stones, Silvestri examines them before saying decisively to the merchant: “No, no, no”. She looks up politely but expectantly as if to say, “I expect only the best.” The croupier scrambles.

Bulgari's Lucia Silvestri examines the stones with a dealer in India

Bulgari’s Lucia Silvestri examines the stones with a dealer in India

So what did it take to get a “yes” from Bulgari’s demanding artistic director? A rough emerald of 21,000 carats that the dealer agrees to cut for Bulgari, while the family business has kept it for 25 years. “We can only cut that for something very special,” he explains. “Our family has been in this business for 50 years and we’ve never seen anything like it.” The resulting 93.83-carat rock, which before the cut weighed just under nine pounds (compared to “the size of a baby” in the film) not only results in the nearly 100-carat oval cabochon set in the Serpenti Hypnotic Emerald, but two or three other 100 carat gems and 15 or 20 satellite emeralds weighing between 10 and 30 carats each.

The film then follows the production of the jewel at Bulgari’s “jewelry laboratory” in Rome, where it is incorporated into a massive torchon-style necklace designed in a ribbon-style swirl set with diamonds and smaller emeralds. It culminates in a massive serpent’s head set with precious stones, the mouth of which contains the heavy emerald. From there, the necklace finds its way to the neck of actress Zendaya, who wore it at the Cannes International Film Festival last year. According to Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari, the necklace “stole the show from our main competitor, the festival sponsor. [Cartier].” The necklace has since sold for $3.5 million.

Zendaya gears up for Cannes red carpet with Bulgari necklace

Zendaya gears up for Cannes red carpet with Bulgari necklace

“We thought it would be amazing to give the public a behind-the-scenes look at fine jewelry,” says Babin. “We felt that the luxury industry, especially when it comes to jewelry, is obsessed with the red carpet, the event where something is presented to customers and the media as a finished masterpiece, but they have next to no idea what it takes until you get there.It takes 1,000 hours just to cut the gem, and then another 2,200 hours of labor for its final setting.

For those looking to better understand why fine jewelry is so astronomical, Inside of Dream, produced by Terminal9 Studios and directed by Matthieu Menu, can be seen on Prime Video. Bulgari is now an official sponsor of the Toronto International Film Festival, which hopefully means there will be more extraordinary jewelry tales in the future.

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Fans of BLACKPINK’s Lisa rush to support star as Bulgari praises ‘global icon’ https://mokerthompson.com/fans-of-blackpinks-lisa-rush-to-support-star-as-bulgari-praises-global-icon/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 11:18:55 +0000 https://mokerthompson.com/fans-of-blackpinks-lisa-rush-to-support-star-as-bulgari-praises-global-icon/ There’s only one night left until BLACKPINK’s album drops and they’ll be “in your area.” In the meantime, fans are celebrating Lisa Manoban’s success. The singer was tagged a ‘world icon’ by Bulgari’s CEO JC Babin. Two weeks ago, the 25-year-old K-Pop idol made history by becoming the first K-Pop soloist to win in the […]]]>

There’s only one night left until BLACKPINK’s album drops and they’ll be “in your area.” In the meantime, fans are celebrating Lisa Manoban’s success. The singer was tagged a ‘world icon’ by Bulgari’s CEO JC Babin.

Two weeks ago, the 25-year-old K-Pop idol made history by becoming the first K-Pop soloist to win in the Best K-Pop category. Making milestones, Lisa Manoban is one of the biggest artists in the South Korean music industry. Upon entering Hollywood, his notoriety skyrocketed with the success of BLACKPINK.

As the face of Celine, many fashion opportunities presented themselves to the singer. The MONEY singer was named Bulgari‘s new Global Ambassador for 2020. Since then, fans have been supporting her throughout her partnerships.

Hailed as “the global icon”

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On September 14, Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin took to Instagram to give a special thank you to its Global Ambassador, BLACKPINK’s Lisa. The French CEO praises his global ambassadors inside and outside their partnerships on his social media platforms.

During the holiday days at the Toronto Film Festival, Babin’s decision to boost the K-Pop idol’s exposure describes his close relationship with the singer.

Attaching various photos of advertised billboards, including Lisa, he captioned: “With the release of #insidethedream at the Toronto Film Festival, @bulgari has increased the visibility of @lalalalisa_m worldwide starting in Canada where the Festival takes place Lisa is a true global icon loved across the planet for her talent, character, style and love for @bulgari.

The Italian jewelry brand has announced that Lisa will join Zendaya, Priyanka Chopra, Chiara Gerragni and Lily Aldridge for Bulgari’s new project Inside the Dream. The short documentary would reveal the brand’s deepest secrets giving viewers their first glimpse into the world of Bulgari.

Seeing Babin’s heartwarming gesture towards the popular singer, many fans rushed to show their appreciation for his support by calling him the “sweetest person”. Many more have sprung from the visuals of Lisa, as she appeared in the brand’s latest campaign among other global ambassadors.

One fan commented: “Thank you for the love and support Lalisa. Bulgari is amazing.

A second BLINK wrote, “Kpop queen Lalisa Manobal.”

Another said: “Bulgari love Lisa and always support her, thank you sir.”

BLACKPINK Is Ready To ‘Shut Down’ With Their Comeback

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After a two-year hiatus from BLACKPINK, the popular quartet returns with their second album titled Born Pink. The album will contain a total of eight tracks. BLINKS will see a new side to the group as they enter their sixth year as idols.

Born Pink will be a concoction of different genres, combining classical music with EDM. Fans got their first taste of the songs Ready To Love and Pink Venom. The songs were released in July and August respectively.

Pink Venom currently holds the most streamed music video title on YouTube in 24 hours with over 90.4 million views. He also broke his previous record of 86.3 million views with his hit single, How You Like That.

Born Pink will be released on September 16 at 1 p.m. KST / 12 p.m. ET / 5 a.m. BST.

Count the hours. Are you ready for Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa?

In other news, Fans of BLACKPINK’s Lisa rush to support the star as Bulgari praises ‘global icon’

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High Jewelery Serpenti Misteriosi Bulgari: a precious snake that Cleopatra would have adored https://mokerthompson.com/high-jewelery-serpenti-misteriosi-bulgari-a-precious-snake-that-cleopatra-would-have-adored/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 20:58:04 +0000 https://mokerthompson.com/high-jewelery-serpenti-misteriosi-bulgari-a-precious-snake-that-cleopatra-would-have-adored/ Jewelry watches, especially fine jewelry models, rarely become icons. Their production numbers are often so limited, with many of them one-offs, that they simply don’t get enough attention to achieve that coveted status. In the past, a brand could make a strong impression by combining exquisite gem-setting craftsmanship with a dazzling price, like Vacheron Constantin […]]]>

Jewelry watches, especially fine jewelry models, rarely become icons. Their production numbers are often so limited, with many of them one-offs, that they simply don’t get enough attention to achieve that coveted status.

In the past, a brand could make a strong impression by combining exquisite gem-setting craftsmanship with a dazzling price, like Vacheron Constantin in 1979 with the Kallista, which cost five million dollars at the time of its creation. These days, several brands are selling multi-million dollar diamond creations, many of which are based on already existing designs without an abundance of gemstones.

And this is the second reason why many of them are forgotten by the general public: the regular model becomes the icon, while its high jewelry brother is quickly forgotten.

Bulgari Serpenti Misteriosi High Jewelry on the wrist

Bulgari Serpenti: the perfect pet snake

Exceptions to these rules are rare, but the Bulgari Serpenti is one. This very cleverly crafted and beautifully crafted companion snake for the wrist dissolved the line between jewelry and timepiece, winning the heart of famous actress Elizabeth Taylor along the way. These two aspects combined already offered a promising start for the timepiece, but Bulgari also carefully nurtured this collection in the decades to come. As the Serpenti is unique and charismatic, it is a watch that people remember, a rarity for a gem-set watch that has helped become an icon.

Cut turquoise ready to be set in the Bulgari Serpenti Misteriosi Haute Joaillerie head

Since 2017, each edition of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has included a Bulgari Serpenti among the preselected watches in the Jewelery category, each year with a different model. It is a stunning achievement and further testament to the grandeur of the Bulgari Serpenti.

Bulgari Serpenti Misteriosi High Jewelry with open and closed mouth

The downside to this collection, especially models like Haute Joaillerie Serpenti Misteriosi, is that they are so rare and precious that few people can see them, let alone handle them. We at Quill & Pad were lucky enough to be among the latter earlier this year in Geneva.

Bulgari Serpenti Misteriosi High Jewelery

Serpenti Misteriosi: hard to describe

The Serpenti Misteriosi High Jewelery is a hard watch to describe because it is so much more than the sum of its parts. Although it is made of precious metals and stones, it seems that it could come to life at any time. “The Animal” is designed so organically and three-dimensionally that it really takes on character.

High Jewelery Bulgari Serpenti Misteriosi: the forked tongue is the clasp that opens the head

This particular version combines a rose gold body with scales set with diamonds and turquoise. Two pear-cut rubellites give the serpent a mighty stare, but those who dare should press its tongue. This opens the head, revealing a pavé setting of colorless diamonds as well as a small dial on which two blued hands give the time.

Bulgari Serpenti Misteriosi Haute Joaillerie with off-frame watch case

Micro movement: Caliber Bulgari BVL 100 Piccolissimo

This ingenuity goes even further since the watch is inserted in a removable case that can be removed from the mouth of the Serpenti, which facilitates winding, adjustment and maintenance. This is not a typo: you have to wind the mechanical movement.

The Caliber BVL 100 Piccolissimo by Bulgari equips the High Jewelery Bulgari Serpenti Misteriosi

Bulgari has chosen to equip the watch with its exclusive BVL 100 Piccolissimo caliber. It is one of the smallest mechanical movements in production with a diameter of just 12.3mm, a height of just 2.5mm and a total weight of just 1.3 grams. Although less obvious from a technical point of view, this is just as impressive as the brand’s ultra-thin creations in the Octo Finissimo collection.

Bulgari Caliber BVL 100 Regulator Piccolissimo

Bulgari has played with various aspects to keep the movement as small as possible in all dimensions, but at the same time it is a solid performer. The same goes for the tiny balance wheel, whose inertia is guaranteed by the heavy white gold from which it is made. Bulgari even finished the movement to a high degree.

Bulgari Caliber BVL 100 Piccolissimo without case

Such a movement elevates all of creation to an even higher level, making it precious inside and out. This refined approach is why the Serpenti collection is the exception to the rule and so much more than the sum of all its diamonds.

Bulgari Serpenti Misteriosi Haute Joaillerie in rose gold with turquoise scales and in yellow gold with a head entirely set with diamonds

For more information, visit www.bulgari.com/en-int/watches/womens/serpenti-secret-watch-rose-gold-pink.

In brief Bulgari Serpenti Misteriosi High Jewelery
Case: 40 mm, pink gold with strap set with turquoise inserts and brilliant-cut diamonds, two pear-shaped rubellites as eyes, pavé-set with diamonds inside the mouth, including the watch dial ; total 18.05 carats
Movement: hand-wound BVL 100 Piccolissimo calibre, 3 Hz/21,600 vph, 30-hour power reserve
Functions: hours, minutes
Price: CHF 246,000 (VAT included)

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Where to Watch Bulgari’s ‘Inside The Dream’ Documentary in Australia https://mokerthompson.com/where-to-watch-bulgaris-inside-the-dream-documentary-in-australia/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 06:35:09 +0000 https://mokerthompson.com/where-to-watch-bulgaris-inside-the-dream-documentary-in-australia/ Zendaya Wears Bulgari‘s Serpenti Hypnotic Emerald Necklace at the Venice Film Festival Source: Getty For the first time in Bulgari’s 138-year history, the brand lifts the iconic jet-black lid on some of its most treasured creations, taking audiences on a captivating behind-the-scenes journey exploring the Creative Director’s creative process. jewelry […]]]>




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For the first time in Bulgari’s 138-year history, the brand lifts the iconic jet-black lid on some of its most treasured creations, taking audiences on a captivating behind-the-scenes journey exploring the Creative Director’s creative process. jewelry from Bulgari, Lucia Silvestri. .

“I am the woman who buys the most beautiful precious stones in the world”, describes Silvestri in the inside the dream trailer.

The gemstones, which are then worn by some of the most beautiful and notable figures in history, including newly appointed ambassador Anne Hathaway, Elizabeth Taylor and Lisa of Blackpink.

As the name suggests, inside the dream will discover Bulgari’s creative process of transforming its creations from imagination to magnificent reality.

With the house’s headquarters located in Rome, Inside The Dream takes us from the “eternal city” to Bulgari’s exclusive (and hidden) workshop in India and beyond, all in the endless pursuit of precious stones. the most enchanting.


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Source: Courtesy of Bulgari

Featuring cameos from Zendaya, former Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge, and actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, this short film will have you falling head over heels into the wonderland of Bulgari.

Silvestri leads this cast of dynamic, multi-faceted women, showing her grace and dynamic leadership as a businesswoman in a male-dominated industry.

The film culminates with Zendaya’s powerful red carpet appearance.

The necklace, part of the house’s Magnifica collection, is the latest edition to Bulgari’s high jewelry range. Considering Zendaya was the first person to wear this creation, this intimate documentary is a true story in the making.

inside the dream premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, but for jewelry aficionados and first-timers, the film is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

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Silvio Ursini on the targeted attitude of Bulgari Hotels & Resorts https://mokerthompson.com/silvio-ursini-on-the-targeted-attitude-of-bulgari-hotels-resorts/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 20:03:45 +0000 https://mokerthompson.com/silvio-ursini-on-the-targeted-attitude-of-bulgari-hotels-resorts/ It took nearly 20 years for Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Marriott International, to establish itself in Rome, the birthplace of the luxury brand. Debuting in 2023 in the shadow of the Mausoleum of Augustus, not far from Via Sistina, where Greek goldsmith Sotirio Bulgari founded the first Bulgari jewelry store in 1884, […]]]>

It took nearly 20 years for Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Marriott International, to establish itself in Rome, the birthplace of the luxury brand. Debuting in 2023 in the shadow of the Mausoleum of Augustus, not far from Via Sistina, where Greek goldsmith Sotirio Bulgari founded the first Bulgari jewelry store in 1884, the property will be designed, like the rest of the portfolio, by Antonio, based in Milan. Citterio Patricia Viel.

Silvio Ursini, group executive vice president of Bulgari‘s hotels and resorts division, describes the works of Citterio and Viel as “the ultimate example of Italian craftsmanship”. Bulgari’s jewelry is timeless, but simultaneously exudes a “contemporary attitude,” adds Ursini, and that ethos has also guided the hotels since 2004, when the first opened in Milan. London, Dubai, Bali, Shanghai, Beijing and most recently Paris have followed, displaying Citterio and Viel’s embrace of materials including marble, silk and eucalyptus to evoke “our roots as opulent jewellers”, as Ursini says.

Ursini, who grew up in Naples, Italy and Switzerland, worked in advertising and at Procter & Gamble before joining Bulgari in 1989 as group marketing director. At the time, there were only 10 stores, and Ursini recalls “uniformed butlers with white gloves serving us lunch because there were so few of us. It was a very rarefied atmosphere.

Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, who designs the Bulgari portfolio, is behind the vitality pool at the Bulgari Hotel London, finished in gold leaf glass

Several years later, Ursini was appointed Creative Director of Bulgari, leading global development and product diversification in areas such as fragrances and homewares. Although Bulgari toyed with the idea of ​​venturing into fashion, the prospect was quickly scrapped because “it would have been a betrayal of our origins,” says Ursini. Instead, the company satisfied its desire for thoughtful growth by launching a complementary collection of hotels (“a jewel is made around a precious stone; a hotel is made around a precious place,” says Ursini ) which will grow faster over the years. next three years. Besides the Rome flagship, other outposts are planned for Tokyo, Miami, Los Angeles and Raa Atoll in the Maldives, joining recently opened sites in Paris and London.

“The idea from the start was not to treat it like a business because if it was a business we would now have 100 hotels,” says Ursini. “It was, and still is, a focused exercise in creativity and innovation, an experimental adventure.”

Rather than conventional guest rooms, Bulgari accommodations are reminiscent of chic apartments outfitted with residential furnishings like a “surprisingly comfortable and heavy” Maxalto leather armchair, Ursini says. “We have translated the jeweler’s soul into hotels with obsessive attention to detail. It’s not about gold and glitter.

This article originally appeared in the August 2022 issue of HD.

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Former Bulgari CEO gets thumbs down from Richemont shareholders – JCK https://mokerthompson.com/former-bulgari-ceo-gets-thumbs-down-from-richemont-shareholders-jck/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 17:27:15 +0000 https://mokerthompson.com/former-bulgari-ceo-gets-thumbs-down-from-richemont-shareholders-jck/ Richemont shareholders voted overwhelmingly to keep former Bulgari CEO Francesco Trapani (pictured) off its board, after Richemont’s chairman called him an ‘unsuitable’ candidate given its ties to rival conglomerate LVMH. Activist fund Bluebell Capital Partners had wanted Trapani, one of the fund’s co-founders, to represent the company’s A shareholders on Richemont’s board. Bluebell also urged […]]]>

Richemont shareholders voted overwhelmingly to keep former Bulgari CEO Francesco Trapani (pictured) off its board, after Richemont’s chairman called him an ‘unsuitable’ candidate given its ties to rival conglomerate LVMH.

Activist fund Bluebell Capital Partners had wanted Trapani, one of the fund’s co-founders, to represent the company’s A shareholders on Richemont’s board. Bluebell also urged Richemont to focus more on watches and jewelry.

But shareholders preferred board-approved nominee Wendy Luhabe.

Bluebell, which has what Richemont called “a small stake” in the company, did not return a request for comment at press time. But founding partner Giuseppe Bivona told Bloomberg the vote represented a “partial victory” for Bluebell, as it was the first time Richemont had appointed a specific board member to represent its traded shares.

“It’s an important step,” he said, “and not a minor one.”

In a statement, Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert said he was “deeply grateful to all of our shareholders and wishes to thank them for their vote of confidence in the management and governance of the company. The Board can now continue to work in a collegial manner, in the interest of all our shareholders.

The battle over Trapani’s nomination has been unusually public and heated.

Richemont’s board told shareholders that it “could not responsibly recommend that shareholders leave [Trapani]a person who has a long history of association with [LVMH]— as well as a personal relationship with the main shareholder of this group — become a director of our company and intervene in the decision-making process of our company.

Trapani ran Bulgari when it was acquired by LVMH in 2011. He later served as CEO of LVMH’s watch and jewelry division and a member of the LVMH board of directors. He was also an adviser to the chairman of LVMH, Bernard Arnault.

Trapani left LVMH in 2017 when he joined Tiffany’s board. The famous retailer received an offer to buy from LVMH two years later.

Photo courtesy of Italian Business & Investment Initiative

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Afternoon Tea with Yinka Ilori and Bulgari • Hotel Designs https://mokerthompson.com/afternoon-tea-with-yinka-ilori-and-bulgari-hotel-designs/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 05:01:45 +0000 https://mokerthompson.com/afternoon-tea-with-yinka-ilori-and-bulgari-hotel-designs/ Following the unveiling of the newly refreshed interiors of the Bulgari Lounge for the anniversary year, the Bulgari Hotel London in Knightsbridge has launched a collaboration with renowned multidisciplinary artist and designer Yinka Ilori. The launch of the Yinka Ilori X Bulgari Hotel London Afternoon Tea on September 16 coincides with the opening of Ilori’s […]]]>

Following the unveiling of the newly refreshed interiors of the Bulgari Lounge for the anniversary year, the Bulgari Hotel London in Knightsbridge has launched a collaboration with renowned multidisciplinary artist and designer Yinka Ilori. The launch of the Yinka Ilori X Bulgari Hotel London Afternoon Tea on September 16 coincides with the opening of Ilori’s first institutional exhibition at the Design Museum as the city prepares to celebrate the London Design Festival and Frieze Art Fairs.

Image credit: Bulgari London

“We were drawn to Yinka for his obsession with color, the decidedly optimistic spirit of his bold and contemporary work, and his celebration of the capital’s diversity,” said Kostas Sfaltos, Managing Director of Bulgari London. “This celebration of color draws a parallel with Bulgari’s heritage as a master of colored gemstones, and the colorful design changes we have made to Bulgari Hotel London over the past year.”

“I am extremely happy to have worked with Bulgari Hotel London for its memorable 10th anniversary,” commented Ilori. “My designs for this collaboration celebrate London’s cultural mosaic and the joy of meeting over a meal. The tea stalls are based on the geometry of the sphere and the meeting of different cultures, and I hope people will gather at the hotel and enjoy a vibrant and colorful dining experience through afternoon tea.

portrait of artist Yinka Ilori with towel gift box designed for bulgari london

Image credit: Bulgari London

Ilori’s playful designs enliven the public realm using his combination of color and pattern, and his geometrically patterned window facade and bold visual style at the Bulgari Hotel London will be instantly recognizable. Specially designed afternoon tea stalls – based on stacked and interlocking spheres – will take center stage. A work of art created for the occasion will recur as a motif throughout the hotel, from a dynamic takeover of the building’s facade to the linen napkins on the tables which will also be available for purchase as limited edition gift box. Afternoon tea pastries inspired by Yinka’s anniversary design for the hotel are created in collaboration with the artist by award-winning Italian pastry chef and chocolatier-in-residence, Gianluca Fusto.

Main image credit: Bulgari London

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Bulgari launches its first metaverse experience and digital collection https://mokerthompson.com/bulgari-launches-its-first-metaverse-experience-and-digital-collection/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 15:35:25 +0000 https://mokerthompson.com/bulgari-launches-its-first-metaverse-experience-and-digital-collection/ If you’re building your digital avatar’s luxury collection, allow Bulgari to be your next pick-up. The Italian luxury brand is opening its first virtual experience with Zepeto, Asia’s largest metaverse platform. The duo set up special quests for users to complete, giving them a chance to dress their avatar in the brand’s heritage luxury. Clothing […]]]>

If you’re building your digital avatar’s luxury collection, allow Bulgari to be your next pick-up. The Italian luxury brand is opening its first virtual experience with Zepeto, Asia’s largest metaverse platform. The duo set up special quests for users to complete, giving them a chance to dress their avatar in the brand’s heritage luxury.

Clothing on sale includes the brand’s 2022 resort collection, inspired by the summer sky. Online visitors can participate in quests and challenges to gain access to Resort Collection clothing and accessories for their avatars, including B.zero1, Divas’ Dream, and Serpenti jewelry, accessories, and watches.

Bulgari is also opening a physical pop-up store and cafe called “Bulgari Sunset In Jeju” that mirrors the virtual experience. Physical stops are located at Parnas Hotel Jeju in South Korea, but the virtual Bulgari World experience can be enjoyed from anywhere.

Enter Zepeto — To kick off the event, Bulgari called on one of its global ambassadors, Lisa from Blackpink. The K-pop star spoke at a live event earlier this week, and users can interact with her character in Bulgari World by taking selfies with her avatar.

While Bulgari is a premium brand, 80% of Zepeto platform users are teenagers, the company notes in its press release. Other brands have moved into the world of Roblox Where Fortnite present their web3 strategies; Bulgari’s entry into the Asian market could be due to studies that show Chinese luxury consumers will drop from 32% of the market in 2022 to 40% in 2024.

Here is Lia all ready in her fabulous Bulgari digital look.Bulgari

The rise of the metaverse and the general popularity of video games are prompting luxury brands to exploit, encouraging younger generations to spend their money on designer pieces for their avatars. Bulgari says its virtual world aims to “solidify its position as a popular playground for global Gen Z in the age of the metaverse.”

Bulgari World opened this week on the Zepeto gaming platform. If you can’t afford an actual Bulgari channel or a trip to the “Bulgari Sunset In Jeju” IRL experience, dressing up your avatar may be the next best thing.

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Bulgari Docufilm debuts at TIFF – The Hollywood Reporter https://mokerthompson.com/bulgari-docufilm-debuts-at-tiff-the-hollywood-reporter/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 23:54:29 +0000 https://mokerthompson.com/bulgari-docufilm-debuts-at-tiff-the-hollywood-reporter/ A docufilm about Bulgari will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where Bulgari is the official jewelry partner. Directed by Matthieu Menu and produced by Terminal9 Studios, inside the dream tells the story of the brand, showing the inner workings of the fine jewelry house founded in Rome in 1884. The film will […]]]>

A docufilm about Bulgari will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where Bulgari is the official jewelry partner.

Directed by Matthieu Menu and produced by Terminal9 Studios, inside the dream tells the story of the brand, showing the inner workings of the fine jewelry house founded in Rome in 1884. The film will detail the creative process behind how its jewelry collections are designed and produced, how gemstones are selected and how selected pieces end up as part of red carpet looks.

After his debut at TIFF, inside the dream will be available on Prime Video in approximately 100 countries from September 13.

“We opened the doors for the first time to show off the creation of one-of-a-kind jewelry throughout the creative process, from sketching to finding gems, and ending with celebrity endorsements on the red carpet before arriving. at the shop. It was like recounting a magnificent journey,” Bulgari Global CEO Jean-Christophe Babin said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

In particular, this journey follows Lucia Silvestri, Bulgari’s Jewelry Design Director, as she journeys through Rome – following the movements of one gemstone in particular, from raw material to finished product: the Serpenti Hypnotic Emerald Necklace. .

BVLGARI Magnifica Haute Joaillerie Serpenti necklace in platinum with 1 oval emerald (Colombia – 93.83 ct), 233 chamois-cut emeralds (26.44 ct), 253 fancy-cut diamonds and pavé-set diamonds.

Courtesy of Bvlgari

“[It] is the main necklace that represents the soul of the high jewelry collection,” Babin said. “Lucia remembered a rough emerald she had seen years ago at a partner’s house in Jaipur who had been in their family for 25 years. They hadn’t found the right pattern to cut that stone until until Lucia shows them the idea for this magnificent necklace.The emerald is perfect, intense in color, fascinating in its inclusions.A 93-carat emerald which itself has a lot to say.

The emerald necklace, which Babin describes as “the essence of Bulgari” because the snake has long been an icon of the brand, is touched by many hands and touches several in turn including Zendaya — she notably worn at the Venice Film Festival in 2021 — Italian digital entrepreneur and fashion icon Chiara Ferragni, BLACKPINK singer Lalisa aka LISA, model Lily Aldridge and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

“It brings together excellent craftsmanship…an exercise in creativity, design and craftsmanship for a creation that is meant to last forever and represent the brand in an imaginary bridge between the past and the future,” Babin said. The docufilm highlights the many human touches that every creation benefits from and centers the art of film as the inspiration for many of Bulgari’s dazzling centerpieces.

“Cinema divas of all time have been muses and witnesses to our magnificent creations. Cinema has helped Bulgari [share] boldness, creativity and excellence for which the brand is so famous today,” says Babin. “Being a partner of TIFF allows us to continue this great story and above all to give opportunities to young talents who need to be showcased.”

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Bulgari Unveils New Gold Octo Finissimo Models at Geneva Watch Days – Robb Report https://mokerthompson.com/bulgari-unveils-new-gold-octo-finissimo-models-at-geneva-watch-days-robb-report/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 21:34:13 +0000 https://mokerthompson.com/bulgari-unveils-new-gold-octo-finissimo-models-at-geneva-watch-days-robb-report/ The watch industry is back today for the inauguration of the Geneva Watch Days. The show, a gathering of 40 luxury brands in various hotels, workshops and boutiques in the city, as well as a pavilion at the Rotonde du Mont-Blanc, is open until September 1. It’s a rare opportunity for the public to witness […]]]>

The watch industry is back today for the inauguration of the Geneva Watch Days. The show, a gathering of 40 luxury brands in various hotels, workshops and boutiques in the city, as well as a pavilion at the Rotonde du Mont-Blanc, is open until September 1. It’s a rare opportunity for the public to witness pre-trade watch launches, including Bulgari‘s blockbuster launch of 10 new men’s watches today.

Buglari Octo Finissimo Gold Models

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Four new pieces complete the famous ultra-thin Octo Finissimo collection to celebrate the line’s tenth anniversary. Four are in 18k gold with gold/brown dials, a sporty sartorial look that Bulgari rightly calls “subtly ostentatious.” There are three 18k rose gold models: Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic, the world’s thinnest chronograph at 6.9mm thick ($35,800); the Octo Finissimo Skeleton 8 Days, also ultra-thin at 5.95mm thick with a new openworked movement that sports anthracite PVD bridges ($37,300); and the Octo Finissimo Automatic, introduced last year with a sandblasted rose gold case and dial ($44,800). There is also a special yellow gold edition of the Automatic ($45,500). The new models demonstrate, once again, how variations in finish and color can totally change the look of a watch.

Bulgari Octo Finissimo "sejima" Editing

Bulgari Octo Finissimo “Sejima” Edition

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A single steel Octo Finissimo stands out in this sea of ​​gold. The “Sejima” edition ($14,100) is a collaboration with Kazuyo Sejima, Japan’s star architect and 2010 Pritzker Prize winner. The 360-piece edition is made of steel with a mirror-effect dial set in value with a polka dot pattern that reflects Sejima’s signature aesthetic. The mirror finish is carried over to the highly polished case and bracelet, and the artist’s signature appears on the sapphire crystal case back. The ultra-cool model will no doubt be a collector’s darling, as have been previous iterations of the Octo Finissimo with Japanese architect Tadao Andao.

Bulgari "Bulgari Bulgari" Watches

Bulgari Watches “Bulgari Bulgari”

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The more affordable Bulgari Bulgari collection makes an appearance among GWD’s debut with a black-on-black model of pure minimalist chic. The case and bracelet are in DLC-treated steel, matched with a black lacquered dial with white numerals and hands. The bezel is engraved with the model’s signature Bulgari logo. There are two versions: a 33mm with quartz movement ($3,750) and a 41mm with automatic caliber 191 ($5,100).

Bulgari Aluminum Watches

Bulgari Aluminum Watches

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The black theme continues on three new aluminum parts, with the addition of colors that create sportier accents. Aluminum (the European spelling of aluminum) was first released in 1998 and dates back to when sports watches were everything and new materials were first combined in sports watches. luxury. The aluminum case and titanium back with DLC coating, as well as the rubber and aluminum strap, are faithful to the original design. There are three themed editions (limited to 1,000 each) that are color-coded according to their automotive inspiration. The red and black dial of the Ducati version takes up the colors of the famous Italian motorcycles. The Amerigo Vespucci edition wears the black, white and yellow gold colors of the legendary exploration vessel, and because its theme is travel and exploration, it has a GMT function for a second time zone. The third piece is another collaboration with the Japanese artist Sorayama, with a pearl silver dial inspired by the bodies of flying and driving machines from the 1930s and 1940s. The only visible number is 2, thus honoring the lucky number of the artist. It’s not as dreamy as the Octo Finissimo, but with the aluminum watches priced at $3,400 each, it’s definitely more affordable.

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