New additions: Il Giardini Di Bulgari by Bulgari

New additions: Il Giardini Di Bulgari by Bulgari

Ancient art

Text: Vimidamini Haridasan

Bulgari reinterprets the gardens with new introductions to the Il Giardini Di Bulgari collection

Inspired by nature, the famed Maison shines the light on intricate details in the Il Giardini Di Bulgari collection. Made up of four designs, each one echos a different theme. With the Il Giardino Tropicale, you are transported to the tropics with the vibrant colour of parrots and plants. Look up at the night sky among the flora and fauna with the Il Giardino Notturno or gaze upon the beautiful swan as it floats along a calm lake and falling snow, with the Il Giardino Larino. Or swim among the corals and aquatic life in the Il Giardino Marino. Each design is brought to life with the help of precious and semi-precious stones.


Creating each dial requires the use of various methods such as the old gem-setting technique of Champlevé that shapes the precious metal, and miniature painting using a hand-made brush of a few marten hairs to bring out the colour needed for the vibrance of each motif. Employing an ancient technique of marquetry, carefully cut out stones are pieced together like mosaics to create a dial full of colour. With hand set gems of various sizes, the dials paved with diamonds sparkle just a tad more.

miniature painting

Set in 18 carat gold cases of various colours, the crown is set with a precious stone and a transparent sapphire glass case back. Fitted with alligator leather straps, you can choose between a case adorned with 36 brilliant-cut diamonds or go without it for something simpler.