Bulgari’s New Manifattura

Europe's most significant jewelry workshop opens its doors

Sponsored by Bvlgari

We spent two days at Bvlgari’s new state-of-the-art Manifattura—the most significant jewelry making workshop in Europe—located between Milan and Turin in Valenza, one of Italy’s largest and most historical gold-making capitals. On a property once owned by Francesco Caramora (who in the 1800s developed the foundation for the city’s gold-making tradition), the property includes Caramora’s original farmhouse “Cascina dell’Orefice,” which anchors the compound. Fully renovated, …

Baselworld 2016: Reinventing the All-Black Watch

Seven distinct timepieces that reimagine the use of the classic color

With hundreds of brands present, Baselworld—the globe’s largest and arguably most prestigious watch and jewelry fair—doesn’t intentionally play host to themes or trends, but it does offer an opportunity to notice through-lines across multiple watchmakers. Each year tends to deliver an interesting color story, whether it was last year’s powerful use of green or brilliant blue dials the year before. Both of these color choices …

Baselworld 2015: Bulgari’s Magnesium Collection

Smartwatches crafted from three groundbreaking materials, and attached to data vaults in Swiss bunkers

At this year’s Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, we got hands-on with Bulgari‘s new smartwatch concept pieces. And while it’s just a concept now (with a superb functional demo model already in existence), the luxury brand plans on taking it to market this fall. The Magnesium collection isn’t the watch you’d expect in the age of the Apple Watch. It’s a self-winding mechanical wristwatch—the type …