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BVLGARI – Papillon Heure Sautante

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In the wise words of French poet Paul Claudel (1868-1955), “For the flight of a single butterfly, a whole sky is needed”. In the world of mechanical poetry, the Bvlgari butterfly unfurls its gold wings in the heart of a black jade dial. The Papillon Heure Sautante’s unique patented display showcases a jumping hour complication in a black-on-white display at 12 o’ clock, a large central seconds hand and two short diamond-shape hands. Each hand glides along a semi-circular minute track adorned with large Arabic numerals from 3 to 9 o’ clock. The first hand of the pair is retracted whilst the second sweeps time under its wing before the first takes over after 55 minutes. This team work (dare we say it?!), the jumping hours and seconds are fuelled by the mechanical self-winding BVL 252 movement in the 45mm rose or white gold case. Price: 34,000 CHF. Sharmila Bertin

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