The pieces comprising the Asprey Bugatti Egg Collection are made of a carbon fiber shell encased in a sterling silver lattice produced by silversmiths at Asprey Studio. Adorned with Bugatti’s Dancing Elephant motif, the 111 "precious objet" eggs are backed by blockchain.
UK-based luxury jeweler Asprey and French carmaker Bugatti are blending tradition and innovation with their limited-edition precious objet eggs linked to a generative NFT in Bitcoin. The Asprey Bugatti Egg Collection consists of 111 pieces.
Designed by Asprey Studio, the Royale Edition eggshell is made of carbon fiber adorned with Bugatti’s Dancing Elephant motif recreated by Asprey silversmiths. A sterling silver diamond weave lattice encases the egg, which rests on a curved, numbered base. The shell, which opens thanks to a hinged door, reveals a scene of the Château Saint Jean – Bugatti’s home in Molsheim – with a removable Bugatti Type 41 Royale Esders car in sterling silver.
The eggs numbered 1-100 are black carbon fiber finished in precious metal, with starting prices ranging from $20,000 to $50,000. The pieces numbered 100-111 include those set with 1,500 pavé diamonds, or in Asprey imperial Jade, as well as other, soon-to-be-announced variations. Prices for these variants start at $200,000.
The Asprey Bugatti Egg Collection includes both the physical egg and NFT generative artwork backed by blockchain. “The generative NFT art slowly creates a new oval form, backlit by a ray of light. Each week the oval resets to the shape of the physical egg, then generates a new oval form,” the partners explain.
“Not only does [The Asprey Bugatti Egg Collection] push the boundaries on a production level, but the generative art – coded by our partner and Bitcoin experts Metagood – using the equation of the actual sculpture's egg shape as an NFT in Bitcoin is a new form of expression and art itself. The NFT and the sculpture are linked by this equation,” Ali Walker, Artist and Chief Creative Officer at Asprey Studio, said in a statement.
The collection will be available from this April.