Launched in 2011, the special edition Endurer Chronosprint All Blacks, Daniel Roth collection celebrates the partnership between the prestigious Italian design house BULGARI and world famous rugby team, New Zealand All Blacks. The most important point to note that Bulgari and the All Blacks Team share the same year of birth, 1884. This special edition collection powerfully expresses a blend of technical sophistication, style and resistance through its symbolically charged aesthetic.
This sophisticated, innovative and elegant timepiece is synonymous with cutting edge performance. In addition to the classic hour and minute functions displayed along a slightly off centred axis, the mechanical self winding movement – Calibre DR 1306 – also drives a specific chronograph functions.
The latter serves to measure relatively long times expressed in hours and minutes by means of two hands of different lengths mounted on a single axis. They run across a double rail track scale bearing 12 hour and 60 minute graduations.
Contrary to standard chronographs, this function can ne be stopped but is simply reset by pressing the ergonomically ridged push button at 7.30. This automatically brings the two hands back to zero for a new measurement that begins instantly. This sophisticated movement also powers a large date display appearing through a window at 12’o clock.
This patented mechanism features a dedicated construction based on the off centres hour and minute functions enabling optimal positioning of the Chronosprint function counter. Finely decorated in harmony with the noblest Swiss craftsmanship traditions including circular grained surfaces, Cotes de Genève motifs and engraving, this high horology movement beats at a rate of 28,800 vph and has a 45 hour power reserve.
This all blacks special edition features a shaped case made in corrosion resistant Staybrite steel. It also features a DLC treatment ensuring absolute resistance. Its elliptical shape characteristic the Daniel Roth collection asserts its sporting vocations while maintaining the inherent of all exclusive haute horlogerie creations.
Topped by a concave screw locked bezel, the case frames a dial graced with s symbolic motif reflecting a Maori tattoo, the Koru. A symbol of life, growth, strength, peace and renaissance, it expresses the perpetual renewal of the All Blacks legend and the founding values that continue to guide the teams.
Maori warriors wear this decoration as an affirmation of virility, rebirth and life. The hour markers on the shiny anthracite dial are enhanced with black Superluminova offers excellent legibility during dark.
The original All Blacks logo dating back to 1905 is applied on the case back made of semi transparent tinted sapphire crystal revealing fascinating glimpses of the movement that is meticulously finished using the highest traditions of haute horlogerie. The model is fitted with a rubber strap with a pin buckle and steel PVD inserts. This special edition is delivered in a leather presentation box shaped like a life sized rugby ball and stamped with All Blacks logo.
DR 1306, mechanical with unidirectional automatic winding by an oscillating weight,
Power reserve: 45 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz (28, 800 vph)
Main plate and bridges
Circular grained main plate
Bridges adorned with Cotes de genene
Bevelled and polished steel parts
Hours and minutes
Patented large window type date display
Chronograph hours and minute function with push button resetting
DLC treated steel and polished edges
56.51 mm in diameter and 14.10 mm thick
Screw in case back with semi transparent tinted sapphire crystal and applied all blacks logo
Ergonomically ridged and PVD treated Chronosprint push button and crown
Water resistance to 100 meters
Engraved with maori motif, black superluminova treatment of hours ensuring optimal readability