No one can deny that this Daniel Roth Tourbillon Lumiere is an astonishing highlight among the 2010 Bvlgari watch collection. This watch mixes the skeletonized movement and the tourbillon escapement. These are two top achievements in the watchmaking industry. As a clever blend of minimalism, ultimate elegance, and horological sophistication, the Tourbillon Lumiere had caught a lot of gaze at BaselWorld 2010. Furthermore, Bvlgari is very much proud of this watch since then.
The historical timepiece has a double-ellipse case in 18K rose gold, measuring 44mm in diameter. Due to its large case size, I believe this is not a very comfortable watch on the wrist. The visual appeal of the watch is considerably enhanced by the curve shaped minute and hour hands. There is a synthetic sapphire crystal on top to protect the dial, as result revealing a stunning view of the transparent movement.
The movement is the complex one-minute tourbillon. 82 diminutive elements composed the movement. Hand-engraved bridges and the main plate are brown gold. Yes, from real gold! The dial is open-worked. And it enables us to admire fine workings of the movement: keyless winding, mainspring barrel and going train. Beating at 21,600 vph, the movement also offers a 64-hour power reserve. I believe this is a fairly good amount of time. The water-resistance is down to 30 meters while I think no one would ever need to swim with this luxury piece.
Finally there is a hand-sewn alligator leather strap. I believe that provides a tasteful match to the luxurious watch case and its skeletonized movement. Furthermore, the strap has a rose gold buckle too.
As a result of the gold case, gold movement parts and the tourbillon movement inside, this watch was way too expensive to compete with the other competitors in the luxury watch market. Maybe that is the main reason that we no longer hear much about that timepiece anymore.