BULGARI Sotirio Bulgari Date Retrograde

This elegant timepiece from the Sotirio Bulgari collection boasts a highly finished dial equipped with retrograde date indication. Equipped with an in house developed mechanical automatic movement, the BULGARI Sotirio Bulgari Date Retrograde is available in 18-ct pink gold case with black or silver dial . This timepiece is also available in steel case with black or silver dial.

The B 89 caliber is an automatic movement equipped with a 150o retrograde date module developed and produced by Bulgari. The design and development of this new in-house manufacture module requires 15 specialized craftsmen to perform the 165 different operations needed for its production and assembly, which is done entirely by hand. Great attention has also been given in the selection of the l l different finishing’s, including “soleil” and circular “cotes de Geneve”, to establish a harmony with the unique design of the dial. Refined treatments like “perlage” and “diamantage” are applied to every component, even the smallest, such as the meticulously polished screw heads. Extensive quality controls are performed at each step in keeping with the strict technical parameters that ensure ensure both the reliability and aesthetic perfection of every movement.

The Sotirio Bulgari watch is the archetype of the formality, reinterpreted in a contemporary key. It is a tribute not only to the founder but to the great Bulgari design tradition that has culminated in an innovative case from both the technical and aesthetic standpoints.

In all the models in the Sotirio Bulgari line, the lugs are a signature feature. Integrated into the back at converging angles, their unique construction gives them a high tensile strength despite the minimal contact area with the case, which in turn makes the double finish possible. This solution is owed in part to the Bulgari Group’s acquisition of Finger, a company that has been building watch cases of the highest quality since 1898.

Great attention has been devoted to even the minutest particulars, in terms of both manufacturing solutions and design. From the distinctive 45° pitch of the lugs to the “SB” monogram on the crown of every Sotirio Bulgari watch, every individual detail, whether visible or invisible, contributes to the final result.  The back case of all models is in sapphire crystal.

The dials of all the Sotirio Bulgari watches are the result of a singular and rigorous design approach that combines classic formal elegance with contemporary aesthetic. This is immediately apparent in the hand-applied indexes and the large Roman numerals that refer back to the origins of Bulgari style while at the same time standing out boldly against the variety of surface treatments that distinguish the range of  Sotirio Bulgari dials.

The multiplicity of levels creates a subtle optical effect that lures, then seduces the eye. The delicate play of embossed finishes and curvilinear geometry are in perfect harmony with the aesthetic purity for which the Bulgari brand is renowned.

Every detail has been designed and engineered in-house by Cadrans Design, a subsidiary of the Bulgari Group specialising in extremely high-quality watch dials. The transparency of the sapphire crystal and the precision of the counters, hand-applied by Bulgari’s “cadraniers”, exemplify the complexity of the workmanship involved, resulting in that rare kind of beauty that can only come from meticulous attention to even the most imperceptible of details.

No less exceptional is the strap clasp, a variation on the classic ardillon buckle with a distinctive 45° cut. Produced by Prestige d’Or, another subsidiary of the Group, the buckle is the perfect finishing touch, endowing every Sotirio Bulgari watch with its peerless formal cohesion, the crowning achievement of the Bulgari Group’s control, from start to finish, of the entire manufacturing process.

Technical details
Model: Sotirio Bulgari Date Retrograde

Movement
Date Retrograde 150o, module developed by Bulgari. Mechanical movement with automatic winding, B 89 caliber, in-house manufacture Date Retrograde 150o module, 42-hour power reserve, 21 jewels, 28’800 vph (4 HZ). Embellished with circular and “soleil cotes de Geneve”, “perlage” treatments, “diamantage” on all the edges and polished screw heads. The rotor is personalized with unique construction featuring lugs on the back to ensure greater resistance to shock and a highly refined alternation of polished and brushed surfaces

Case, dial and strap
Pink gold or stainless steel case
Monogrammed crown, anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal and transparent back
Manufactured dial finished with”azure”, “soleil” embossment and “opalin” treatments, hand-applied Roman numerals, faceted indexes and date counter
Skeletonized hours and minutes with faceted hands
Alligator strap with in-house manufactured 18-ct pink gold ardillon buckle

Versions
Available in 18-ct pink gold case with black (SBP42BGLDR) or silver dial(SBP42WGLDR). Available in steel case with black (SB42BSLDR) or silver dial (SB42WSLDR).

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