BULGARI Diagono Ceramic

Introduced in 2012, the Diagono Ceramic reinterprets the fundamental values of an iconic model born over twenty years ago. Available in Steel/Ceramic and pink gold/ceramic versions, the Diagono Ceramic plays on its size as well as the colour of the bezel and of the natural rubber strap, depending on whether it is designed for men or women. In both cases, this new model asserts its undeniable presence as a distinctive timepiece and an efficient measuring instrument.

Born over 20 years ago, the Diagono line is nurtured by history and ancient mythology, an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Bulgari. The line has ingeniously evolved over years, acquiring a slimmer, purer bezel providing a broader dial opening that guarantees optimal readability of the information.

Loyal to its enduring spirit, the Diagono 2012 collection reinterprets the fundamental values of the line through a bold and refined approach. In its masculine versions, this elegant chronograph features a steel or 18 carat satin finished pink gold case measuring 42 mm in diameters. The delicately softened angles, together with alternating brushed and polished surfaces, endow it with a strong personality entirely in tune with its vocation as a sports instrument.

The overall effect is accentuated by a satin finish black ceramic bezel bearing the double brand logo.  It is matched by chronograph pushers also made from ceramic, along with a ceramic set steel or 18 carat pink gold crown.

The Diagono Ceramic is powered by Calibre B130, a mechanical self winding movement equipped with a chronograph module. The functions are reflected on an extremely pure deep black dial in the two men’s versions, bearing three short time hours, minute and seconds measurement counters that are either silver or gold toned depending on the version. The hands adopt the same colour codes in accordance with the version, while the date appears through a window at 4.30.

This timepiece is worn with mono block black rubber strap featuring steel or 18 carat gold inserts, ensuring the excellent hold on the wrist as well as a supple and comfortable feel. It is connected to the case via an extremely sophisticated screw type lug system guaranteeing an ergonomic fit.

The Diagono Ceramic is also available in a 37 mm variation intended for women. This model comes in a steel or satin finished 18 carat pink gold case, topped with a glowing white ceramic bezel. The chronograph pushers are also made from white ceramics, as is the steel or satin finish 18 carat pink gold crown equally set with this elegant and contemporary material.

The sporty vocation of this timepiece is slightly softened by the immaculate radiance of the colour matched by the white mother of pearl dial set with eight brilliant cut diamond hour markers. Like its masculine counterpart this chronograph is driven by a self winding calibre B 130 and displays the three classic short time measurement counters for the hours, minutes and seconds as well as the date at 4.30.

Technical details
Movement
Calibre BVL 130
Mechanical self winding with displays of the date and chronograph, personalised for Bulgari
Cotes de Genève, circular grained and Snailed motifs
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 42 hours
Diameter: 28.60mm
Thickness: 6.10 mm

Functions
Hours, Minutes
Chronograph
Date at 4.30
Seconds, hours and minutes counters at 3,6, and 9’o clock respectively

Case
Steel or 18 carat pink gold, 42 mm in diameter (men’s version) and 37 mm in diameters ( Ladies version), ceramic bezel, ceramic chronograph pushers
Screw lock ceramic set crown
Scratch resistance glare proofed sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 100 m (Men’s version) and 50 m (Ladies version)

Dial
Men’s Version: black dial, Rhodiumed or pink gold plated hour markers with superluminova, Rhodiumed or pink gold plated facetted hands with superluminova
Hand applied facetted hour markers on the dial and inner bezel ring; facetted hands with superluminova CI treatment

Ladies version: white mother of pearl dial, 8 brilliant cut diamonds hour markers; Rhodiumed or pink gold plated facetted open worked hands.

Strap
Mono block black rubber strap with steel or 18 carat pink gold inserts (Men’s versions) and white rubber (ladies version)
Steel or 18 carat pink gold buckle, depending on the model

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