The Bulgari Bulgari 2013 collection showcases emblematic strength and expresses absolute loyalty to the pure and contemporary design codes of the most iconic Bulgari watch. The Bulgari Bulgari Watch was launched in 1977 on the wave of huge success of a limited edition digital watch engraved with the inscription ‘BVLGARI ROMA’ on the bezel that only the top 100 clients received as Christmas present in 1975. The new and distinctive versions feature fresh designs, colours and materials in the strap, dial and case.
The new Bulgari Bulgari models (Date Versions) are equipped with a mechanical self winding Calibre BVL 191 which Bulgari developed and produced in house. Backed up by a 42 hour power reserve, the movement drives the hours, minutes seconds as wells as an instant date display at 3’o clock. It features automatic winding via a ball bearing mounded ceramic oscillating weight as well as an instant date changeover a short three minute period, a stop seconds device that block the balance when the crown is pulled out, and a calibre equipped with a disconnecting system that avoids wear on the pinions while saving energy when the winding system is in action my means of either the crown or the oscillating weight.
The parts – main plate, bridges and gearing train – are produced in the Manufacture Bulgari in La Chaux de Fonds, while the final assembly of the movement takes place in Le Sentier at the Bulgari Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie.
The new collection is available in two sizes, with each size featuring discreetly varying differences.
Two versions, measuring 39 mm in diameter, are crafted in 18 k pink gold. One features a lacquered and polished ivory white dial and a brown alligator leather strap, while the second displays a jet black dial matches with black alligator leather strap.
Engraves with the inscription ‘BVLGARI ROMA’ on its bezel, the latter is a 250 piece limited edition that pays tribute to the 1975 digital watch that inspired the launch of iconic Bulgari Bulgari Collection.
The 41mm diameter version, offers a range of combinations alternating between two dial colours on either the steel case or the 18k pink gold version, with a black alligator leather strap or steel bracelet; alongside an elegant two tone version combining steel and 18k pink gold on the case and bracelet.
BVL 191, mechanical calibre with automatic winding via a bidirectional oscillating weight; 28,800 vph
Hours, minutes, seconds & instantaneous date; 42 hours power reserve
Dimensions & jewelling: 26.20mm x 3.80mm; 26jewels
Bridges snailed, adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif and featuring chamfered and polished rims, sand-blasted mainplate, satin-brushed wheels, polished pivots
Ivory white or black lacquered, facetted rhodium or 18K pink gold hour-markers
Finely crafted case in 18K pink gold or steel, screw-locked crown and screw-down case-back, 41 mm, water-resistant to 50 m
Black or chestnut brown alligator leather strap; 18K pink gold & steel version with a steel bracelet; steel folding clasp on the steel version, gold pin buckle for the rose gold version
Bulgari Bulgari Chrono
The collection also introduces the Bulgari Bulgari Chrono, a steel clad chronograph fitted with a black alligator strap or a matching steel bracelet. An 18k pink gold version with a black alligator leather strap is also available.
These three variations display the classic chronograph functions; a central chronograph seconds hand, small seconds at 9’o clock, a 30 minute counter at 3’o clock and a 12 hour counter at 6’o clock.
The Bulgari Bulgari chrono is driven by the mechanical self winding Calibre BVL 328 with a column wheel and holds approximately 50 hour power reserve.
Bulgari Bulgari Tourbillon
For the admirers of complication models, Bulgari offers a tourbillon version that is powered with a 64 hour power reserve. The mechanism of the Bulgari Bulgari Tourbillon is visible at 6’o clock on a black lacquered dial and provides glimpses of its sapphire crystal bridge beneath the hour and minute indication.
A self winding movement, calibre BVL 263 – crafted entirely in Bulgari workshops in Le Sentier – is housed inside an 18k pink gold case featuring a pink gold crown set with polished ceramics as well as a circular grained and chamfered oscillating weight.