Beauty, purity and precision. These three values became the guiding light in Bulgari's development of its 2015 opus. The new 48mm Carillon Tourbillon, Daniel Roth Collection, is a powerfully made Grand Complication which offers a minute repeater, tourbillon and a three-hammer carillon with gongs housed in a slim 18k pink gold case.
Conceived, developed and finished entirely in Bulgari Manufacture's own workshops, Italian inspiration nonetheless arrives on a flamboyant open-worked dial. Beneath this dial, one finds the precise mechanics of Swiss watchmaking ingenuity. In the midst of this balletic symphony of hammer, gongs and tourbillon are open-worked surfaces, embellished by NAC, an alloy composed of platinum, rhodium, ruthenium and indium.
At the heart of this magnificent timepiece is the Calibre 3300; 327 parts arranged around a large tourbillon carriage. Deep within this is the lavish carillon, a creation which features specially shaped gongs. These gongs are delicately fashion by the hand of artisans and hardened at a temperature of 900 degrees Celsius before yet another round of firing. This arduous process by the artisans is simply necessary to ensure perfect resonance in each and every gong.