The 2000-year-old coin features a relief of the Emperor Constans, one of the three sons of Constantine the Great, who ruled Rome and the Western provinces of the Empire; the reverse features the Concordia, or harmony, of the three brothers, who were able to rule together peacefully for many years. Combined with the innovative shape of the cult watch Octo, the use of the ancient medallion feels bold, charismatic and fresh. The second Octo Roma Monete, which comes in platinum, features a different coin that also depicts the Emperor Constans. The reverse side seems to celebrate his victory over the Franks, which was one of the highlights of his reign. Octo Roma Monete watches demonstrate that heritage and seduction can occupy two sides of the same coin.
The second Monete timepiece is a pendant watch featuring a second coin depicting the Head Laureate of Apollo of Grynion on its face and the god Apollo on its reverse side. The octagonal pendant is crafted in rose gold and suspended from a 90-centimetre solid gold chain. Both the chain and the watch bezel and dial are set with elements made of hand-cut rubrum coral coming from Sardinia and brilliant-cut diamonds. It is an exceptional piece and one that redraws the boundaries between jewellery and watches to channel a bold new facet of modern femininity.