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One of Bvlgari’s most recognisable motifs makes a comeback

The first Monete secret watches debuted in 2017, with the introduction of an Octo style and a jewellery-style pendant. Now, those two designs have been reimagined for 2019.
One of Bvlgari’s most recognisable motifs makes a comeback

The first of the watches is the Octo Roma Monete with an ultra-thin skeleton movement. Made in rose gold,it is fitted with an ultra-rare fourth-century Roman coin on its face and opens with a touch of a button to reveal the calibre BVL 268 SK, a mechanical manufacture movement with manual winding and flying tourbillon.

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.

For more details about the collection visit Bvlgari‘s website.


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