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A Closer Look at The Bulgari Aluminum GMT Amerigo Vespucci Special Edition Watch

Bulgari Aluminum GMT Amerigo Vespucci Special Edition Watch

The iconic brand Bulgari decently represents the Italian's rich heritage for inspiration with the GMT Amerigo Vespucci Special Edition watch launch. Named after a ship temporarily docked in Naples, Italy, the Bulgari Aluminum GMT Special Edition watch pays homage to the legendary Amerigo Vespucci ship and the exceptional spirit of adventure it symbolizes. In addition to the watch's features specifically designed for the modern traveler, this special edition watch is presented in the same iconic colors of the legendary ship through its white, yellow, and black dial. At the same time, it sports the same sleek design combination in the aluminum case, bracelet, and black rubber bezel. The Bulgari Aluminum Amerigo Vespucci Special Edition watch is fitted with a mechanical manufacture movement, B192 calibre, 40mm aluminum case, HMSD and GMT, black rubber bezel with BVLGARI engraving, and automatic winding. Here, we will take a closer look at the Bulgari Aluminum GMT Amerigo Vespucci Special Edition Watch.


The first launch of the Bulgari Aluminum GMT watches back in 1998 created a stir in the watch manufacturing industry. This was attributed to the watch's unusual combination of lightweight aluminum and a black rubber bezel, resulting in an eccentric yet exceptionally attractive sports timepiece. In 2020, Bulgari decided to release the highly anticipated comeback of the Amerigo Vespucci watch with automatic movements and increased water resistance of 100 meters available in all chronograph, GMT, and time-and-date models. One of the most notable features of this new Bulgari Aluminum GMT watch is the thick black rubber bezel that is inscribed with BVLGARI. Like the namesake's black hull, the rubber bezel of the GMT Amerigo Vespucci is adorned in black to match the watch's black rubber strap. The dial is decorated with bright yellow and black details and white 24-hour flange numerals in a central yellow arrow-head hand-coated with lime. The sleek detailing on the dial represents the black railings and golden trimmings of the legendary vessel, the Amerigo Vespucci. Designed with user-friendliness in mind, the Bulgari Aluminum GMT Amerigo Vespucci watch is an efficient timepiece that offers home and local time at a glance. The sealed titanium caseback is engraved with "Nave Scuola Amerigo Vespucci." The BVL caliber 192 automatic movements are hidden beneath, which allows the GMT hand to be adjusted in one-hour intervals. It delivers an impressive power reserve of 50 hours and beats at a frequency of 28,800vph. Like the previous Aluminum GMT model, the Aluminum GMT Amerigo Vespucci model shares impressive features like a 40mm aluminum case with a height of 9.70mm. Other features include; a DLC-coated titanium crown, a caseback engraved with the signature Amerigo Vespucci's logo, a black rubber bracelet, and a black inner dial.

Dial and Case

The dial center of the GMT Amerigo Vespucci watch is adorned with bold black and white indications designed to mimic the vessel- Amerigo Vespucci's black hull with white strips. There are large Arabic numerals at the 6 and 12 o'clock and long white hour markers, all coated with Super-LumiNova. This ensures you can make accurate watch readings even in poorly illuminated conditions. The missing hour marker at 3 o'clock is replaced with a rectangular date window with black numerals and white background. This special edition timepiece comes with an aluminum case that is about 40 percent lighter than titanium and 75 percent lighter than steel. The case of Amerigo Vespucci watch has an overall weight of just 68.60 grams. The caseback design is quite a bit more vocal about the priceless Italian inspiration, having three different languages engraved on the back, i.e., Limited Edition Of 1000 in English, "Non chi cominicia ma quell che persevere," in Italian; which means "Not he who begins, but he who perseveres" and Fabrique en Suisse in French. The hands and hour markers are lumed with Super-LumiNova, and the titanium flange rims are presented in black and gold. Other yellow-colored details in the Bulgari Aluminum GMT watch include the tip, minute track, and the circular counterweight of the central second's hand. Another exceptional detail that references the legendary Amerigo Vespucci ship is the Italian flag placed at the 6 o'clock mark.


According to Monochrome watches, the Bulgari Aluminum GMT Amerigo Vespucci Special Edition watch is fitted with a Swiss-Made automatic manufacture movement, which allows the GMT hand to be adjusted in one-hour intervals at the crown. The watch functions at a frequency of 28,800vph (4Hz) and delivers an impressive power reserve of 50 hours. While sporting the BVL caliber 192, this timepiece is presented in some emblematic combinations that are particularly best-suited for a modern traveler. The Bulgari Aluminum GMT watch pays true homage to the Italian Amerigo Vespucci ship, with its white, yellow, and black dial representing the vessel's spirit of adventure. Moreover, the watch comes with an exclusive packaging mahogany presentation box and is powered by the BVLGARI manufacture movement Swiss-Made B192. This special edition watch also features a black rubber bezel, 100 meters of water resistance, a DLC-coated titanium crown, and an impressive 50 hours of power reserve.

Availability and Price

The Bulgari Aluminum GMT Amerigo Vespucci is a limited edition watch that symbolizes the true adventure spirit of the Italian Amerigo Vespucci ship. According to Ablogtowatch, only 1,000 pieces of this timepiece will be manufactured and are expected to be sold at a retail price of $3,950. To commemorate the legendary Amerigo Vespucci vessel, the iconic watch manufacturing brand- Bulgari has made some changes to its Aluminum watch collection, giving it an improved aesthetic look by adding features that represent the rich Italian heritage. Like the original model of the Bulgari Aluminum watch launched in 1998, this new Bulgari Aluminum GMT watch showcases the comfort of a unique, reliable, sporty, and modern timepiece.

Bottom Line

There is no better watch for your summer adventure than this new Bulgari Aluminum GMT Amerigo Vespucci Special Edition watch. Since it is a limited edition, with only 1,000 pieces available for sale, get started today and get yourself this fantastic watch for only $3,950.

Lily Wordsmith

Written by Lily Wordsmith

Lily Wordsmith is a freelance writer who has had a love affair with the written word for decades. You can find her writing blog posts and articles while sitting under a tree at the local park watching her kids play, or typing away on her tablet in line at the DMV. In addition to her freelance career, she is pursuing ebook writing with an ever-growing repertoire of witty ebooks to her name. Her diversity is boundless, and she has written about everything from astrobotany to zookeepers. Her real passions are her family, baking desserts and all things luxe.

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