Bulgari presents Diagono X-PRO, a new and distinctive watch model which is a synthesis of contemporary values and a multi-functional instrument. X -PRO is a sports oriented watch with an authenticated blend of contemporary values: extreme technical sophistication, innovative solutions, multiple functions and cutting edge materials. These principles are expressed through a movement, case and strap forming a coherent whole which boldly asserts the fact that Diagono X-PRO is ready to face any situation and any challenges.
Clearly affirming its identity as an heir to the iconic Diagono line, this latest timepiece opens up whole new horizons for the collection by enriching it with highly distinctive and technical timepiece that is both an authentic short time measurement thanks to its chronograph function; as well as a born traveller enabling its wearer to read off the time in three separate time zones.
the heart of this sophisticated machine is Calibre BVL 312, built on a Valijoux 7750 base and customized for Bulgari by La Joux – Perret Manufacture with an additional GMT Module. This high end self winding movement featuring integrated construction is fitted with an oscillating weight mounted on ball bearings and also boasting a column wheel. The latter enables the chronograph function to be gently activated via pushers and with great accuracy, while avoiding any jerking or resistance.
Its meticulously overall finishing is enhanced by the finest decorative techniques and surface treatments : the steel parts feature alternating polished , snailed and circular grained surfaces. Certain load bearing components are bevelled and the screw heads are polished. The BVL Calibre beats at a cadence of 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a 48 hour power reserve.
Certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer testing Center (COSC), this movement drives indications of the hours and minutes, as well as a central chronograph seconds hands. The measured times are read off on a 30-minute counter at 3’o clock, and a 12 hour counter at 6’o clock, while the running small seconds counter appears at 9’o clock. This pointer type display is complemented by a date window at 4.30.
In addition to the standard display of local time by hour/minute hands, the two additional hour hands are identified in two very different ways to ensure optimal read off. The outer rim of the dial has a 24-hour graduation divided into two distinct 12-hour segments and clearly shows the day/night zones on a track swept over by the GMT pointer. It is adjusted via the crown, which is also used for the usual time setting and date corrections.
Meanwhile the third time zone is controlled by a notched bezel specially developed for the Diagono X-PRO, a bidirectional and extremely user friendly element bearing a 24-hour graduation, with the day/night zones marked off by alternating surface colours on two 12 hours segments featuring steel for day time and rubber for night time.This bezel is fitted a sophisticated and highly innovative device exclusive to Bulgari, which means it can be locked according to the chosen time zone. A simple press then frees it in order to enable the user to perform the desired adjustment. As soon as the pressure is lifted , the bezel remains perfectly motionless. This complex yet easy-to-use device avoids any risky handling.
The entire mechanism and its many functions are housed with in an exterior equal that matches the strong character of the Diagono X PRO. Boasting an ultra sophisticated construction its 45mm diameter case is composed of 104 parts. It combines steel, grade 5 titanium, rubber and a DLC treated steel middle. The latter high tech treatment hardens the metal and strongly increases its scratch-resistance. The striated rubber coating on the steel pushers and crown ensures an ideal grip. The case is fitted with a screw-down transparent sapphire crystal back enabling one to admire the refined mechanism powering the Diagono X PRO.
On the front of the watch, a cambered glare proofed sapphire crystal protects a highly graphic and contemporary dial and ensures the readability of its various function displays. This black sapphire dial is composed of three superimposed elements, endowing it with understated elegance and functionality efficiency thanks to the colour contrast between the white superluminova coated hour markers, the tips of the hour and minute hands, the chronograph-function hour and minute hands, and that of the GMT pointer. Standing out from the rest, the chronograph seconds hand is red-tipped for instant readability, as is the small seconds hand.
In addition to the originality of the notched bezel, the imposing case boasts an innovative additional feature in the form of perfectly ergonomic lugs that can be adjusted along a seven degree angle in either direction. This complex device comprises shock absorbers, thus enabling the watch to easily adapt to any type of wrist while ensuring an optimal and eminently comfortable fit. It is fitted with a rubber strap fastened by a pin buckle with steel inserts guaranteeing a perfect combination of rigidity and suppleness.