By Laurie Kahle, November 03, 2015
“Skeleton watches have evolved to more contemporary executions, stepping away from the traditional designs and more into clean bridges that expand the empty part of the movements as much a possible,” says Guido Terreni, managing director of Bulgari Watches.
While the Tourbillon Sapphir has assumed different guises since the crystal-intensive tourbillon launched in 2011, this year’s Tourbillon Saphir Ultranero ($198,000), limited to 30 pieces, presents a futuristic outlook in black DLC-coated titanium contrasted with spans of sapphire crystal punctuated with hits of glowing green SuperLuminova that highlights the watch’s hands, hour markers, and eye-catching microtubes that encircle the the drumlike case.
“The Ultranero Tourbillon Sapphire is built around the idea of a completely see-through watch—from the top, from the bottom, and from the side—it gives an extraordinary feeling of lightness. ” says Terreni. “The way it looks in the dark is the final touch that excites whoever is exposed to it.”
(Originally published on Art of Luxury at Forbes.com)