When it comes to jewelry, especially watches, you have to mention Bulgari. The maker of these amazing timepieces, Bulgari, started in 1884 and has been at the forefront of the Italian watchmaking world since its inception. The watches are timeless, drawing inspiration from Greek and Roman art, while setting pace in the watch making industry. These watches can be found in different stores around the world that offer pure luxury when it comes to Italian designed timepieces such as Bulgari. In Italy, Bulgari watches can be purchased from Via Condotti in Rome. Some of the most timeless watches from Bulgari include:
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater
Inarguably one of the thinnest watches in the world, Octo Finissimo is a unique wrist watch that offers Octo Repetition Minutes. Its case is 6.85mm thick and 40mm wide, constructed from a smooth sand titanium material, in order to maintain the traditional appealing looks of the Bulgari watches. Sand titanium has been used in this watch in order to give the loudest but clearest sound when the dials; hour, minutes and seconds, are rotating. Its rear case is designed from sapphire crystals, owners can view the full movements of hammers and gong from the back. It has a power reserve of up to 42 hours. Attached to this timeless piece are matte black vulcanized alligator straps on a folding buckle, made from titanium. It is priced at $162,820.
Bulgari Magsonic Grande Sonnerie Tourbillon
This watch comes with complex sonnerie features; titanium and gold materials so as to absorb more sound that comes from the movement of gongs and dials and a tourbillon where one can see the dials and power reserve indicators. Bulgari even came up with an iPhone app to specifically show how this watch works. Its concept is well thought, making it a piece of art thanks to the micro engineering feat. It has a code of chimes, coming from the inbuilt gongs and hammers, dubbed Caliber 31001. It has a large case that is 46 mm wide. It goes for an insane $950,000.
Bulgari Serpenti Tubogas
This watch is meant to bring inspiration to women, thanks to the wisdom and power of its serpent like design. It’s made from an 18 carat rose gold bracelet, coiling around the wrist like the serpent. Its case, shaped like a snake’s head, comes topped by 38 diamond bezel encrust. Inside its display, there is sunburst pattern adorning the rose gold time markers. This feminine watch is water resistant up to 30 meters and utilizes the quartz movement. It's priced at $8,400.
Bulgari GG Gefica Hunter GMT Moon Phase
This watch is a member of the Gefica family that debuted in 1988 and comes with a polarizing design thanks to its designer’s safari trip to Africa. The bronze and titanium case is a tribal relic appearance that makes the watch a timeless piece of art. Its modified dials offer masterful functionality and legibility. The original retrograde minute hand has been replaced by a GMT hand that works with the moon phase indicator. The simplicity employed on the hour and minute hand is a thing of beauty. The Bulgari name is engraved in the watch's buckle and also little titanium balls are all over the199m thick and 47mm wide case, signifying the African tribal items. It also has an alligator strap that is comfortable on the hand, thanks to the tight snap its offers. Its price hovers around $18,930.
Bulgari Diagono Scuba
When it comes to status building, Diagono Scuba is the go-to watch. Retailing at $9,000, Diagono Scuba watch will perfectly fit the luxury diver and submariner, offering both design and timeless appeal in the long run. It comes with an in house made Bulgari movement, synonymous with the GMT model. It offers up to 300 meters of water resistance, thanks to the 11 mm thick and 41mm wide case. It’s designed from a two ton 18 carat gold and steel, hence its appealing looks. On its display, there is a unique date indicators positioned at the 3 o’clock mark eliminating the need for the window to standout unduly. There is also the thinly shaped hour and minute hands.
Bulgari Black Dial Automatic Winding
This watch is meant for women as it comes with elegant chronograph features; round and polished 18 carat rose gold case, black crocodile leather strap and black guilloche dial. The 12th hour mark is in Arabic format, with hands in rose gold tone and luminous tips at the end. Its date indicator is strategically located between the 4th and 5th clock position. Dials are enclosed in scratch resistant sapphire crustal window that is held by the 18 carat gold bezel. It’s water resistant up to 100 meters and comes with an automatic self-wind movement. Its price starts from $15,000.
Bulgari Tourbillon Saphir Watch Hands-On
From the name, Tourbillon Saphir, one can easily know that the watch has tourbillon and sapphire crystal bridges making it a highly distinctive watch. Its wound with a 70 hours power reserve, operating at 21,600 bhp, giving the watch a unique movement. Its transparent sapphire crystals are amazing to look at. The style of crown has spokes coming out giving the watch an extremely unorthodox look. It has a large size, 55mm wide, but wears just fine thanks to the strong alligator straps and buckle with Bulgari engraving. The timepiece goes for about $200,000.
Bulgari L’Ammiraglio del Tempo
With four hammers and gongs, a Westminster chime and a minute repeater, L’Ammiraglio del Tempo is presented with a decent escapement and a constant-force timepiece. L’Ammiraglio del Tempo means the maritime universe, and the watch was used by most sailors to determine the geographical location at sea by using the accurate time calculations. Its movement comes equipped with a constant-force device. There is a permanently wound intermediate spring that moves the gear train while transmitting regular torque to the escapement. This is done with less noise and little loss of energy. The solid part of the dial is designed from a plate in black or blue gold depending on the watch’s back case. There is a bell-shaped sapphire crystal to provide a tantalizing glimpse of the hand-crafted circular-grained movement finishes. Its price hovers from $360,000.
Bulgari PuristSPro Diagono Chronograph
Coming with a balance of casual sportiness, femininity, and classic Bulgari design, this timepiece gives women the freedom to explore casual side in women while maintaining style. The rugged durable case design and larger sizing, at 37mm diameter comes as one of the best wearable. The white ceramic offers modern age minimalistic beauty. It also has a white mother of pearl dial set, diamond indexes and polished stainless steel indicators. It has comfortable rubber straps offering flexibility and soft, smooth surface texture. It goes for $3,000.
The B.Zero watch uses the quartz movement or winding. It has a 23 mm thick stainless steel case accompanied with a clack ceramic ring. It uses the black lacquered dial offering a water resistance of up to 30 meters. It has a strong black leather strap with a steel ardillon buckle engraved with the word Bulgari. The watch goes for $2,750.
Written by Garrett Parker
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