Celebrate 125 Years of Bulgari
By Amanda Weiner
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Serpent watch ad by Gaio Bacci from 1970; Claudia Cardinale in a Bulgari necklace; Assioma D bracelet watch; Elizabeth Taylor wearing Bulgari earrings in the 1973 film Ash Wednesday.
From handcrafted silver and serpentine gold to decadent jewels and classic timepieces, Bulgari’s rich tradition of creating objets d’art relays a visual history of craftsmanship, Hollywood glamour and innovation. In honor of the 125-year milestone, Bulgari will auction off a collection of 11 one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and seven limited-edition timepieces. The collection will be traveling to Miami and Los Angeles with private dinners and store showings in each city, followed by an auction at Christie’s in New York December 8. All proceeds benefi t Save the Children’s Rewrite the Future program in an effort to promote education and break the cycle of poverty in confl ict-ridden countries. 201 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-858-9216; bulgari.com
PHOTOGRAPH BY ENZO MUZI