Tiny Watch Movements Are Big at Bulgari

The luxury brand is planning new uses for its 12.3-millimeter Piccolissimo movement.

In June, Bulgari presented its vision of the Garden of Eden, called Giardino Dell’Eden Piccolissimo. It was an extravagant jewelry watch covered in diamonds, rubies, pink tourmalines, mandarin garnet, pink and yellow sapphires and rock crystal, all set around the dial on the wings of a butterfly, the scales of a slithering snake and throughout a bed of flowers in bloom.

The opulent piece concealed one remarkable detail: At its heart was the caliber BVl100, also known as the Piccolissimo (“very small” in Italian), a mechanical micromovement designed in-house by Bulgari to power its high-end jewelry watches.

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