BY LESLIE JORDAN CLARY
Bulgari recently released a limited number of gorgeous, water-resistant II Giardino Marino timepieces. The watch follows a maritime theme, drawing inspiration from an earlier “Naturalia” jewelry collection popular during the 1990s. Combining the art of miniature painting with the craftsmanship of haute jewelry, it uses mother-of-pearl, coral, turquoise, and platinum to depict colorful fish swimming through a scintillating underwater scene. The crown is set with a rubellite and double sapphire crystals. The band is blue alligator leather with an 18-carat rose gold pin buckle. The vibrant watch comes with a 37 mm case in 18-carat rose gold.
—July 22, 2014