Swiss watchmaker Daniel Roth, celebrated for unusual and intricate watches, has created a true masterpiece for Bulgari. The Il Giocatore Veneziano watch for men recreates Italian artist Caravaggio’s painting The Cardsharps. The dial is decorated with an entirely handpainted illustration of a 16th-century Venetian gambler playing with dice.
The watch is crafted in white gold and protected by a sapphire crystal casing; the latest technology means that various elements on the watch face, including the gambler’s arms, the dice and a candle, move animatedly when the watch is activated.
The timepiece is embellished with 49 jewels, striking blue hour and minute hands and an elegant black alligator leather strap; Roman numerals add to its vintage appeal. Because the dial is painted by hand, the colours of each watch face vary, making each piece unique. The Il Giocatore Veneziano watch is also available set in pink gold with brown leather straps; this creation is a work of art worth investing in.
Bulgari Il Giocatore Veneziano watch, price on request
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