A celebration of BVLGARI’s 125th birthday, the Sotirio BVLGARI series gets to showcase some of the awesome horological tricks that they picked up along the way. Remarkably, they only started their journey watchmaking in 1980.
Among the first things which make this watch stand out is its unique grooved & flared dial layout with lines emanating radially outward in the 6 o’clock position. This gives the impression that it was motivated by a picturesque sunrise. This dial pattern brings your eyes downwards as you follow the beam to its source; the retrograde date complication that sits just above the 6 o’clock position.
This disadvantage shows the date otherwise than most watches with date windows that use a round disc in the motion. The retrograde date complication utilizes an arch with the typical numerals 1 through 31 for each day of this month. The small skeletonized hand travels from 1 side of the arch to the other. Next, after the end of every month, then the hand bounces straight back into the day number 1 place.
The opinion has applied polished hour markers which are multi-faceted for its hours 1 through 11 and utilizes a daring Roman numeral’XII’ for its 12 o’clock position. A finely printed second/minute track could be seen between these hour mark and sit beneath a ribbed texture chapter ring across the flange that’s in the outer edge of the dial.
For the interest of staying focused let us discuss the Sotirio Bulgari watches Retrograde Date that is well worth reviewing on its own despite all their other achievements. The retrograde date gives it the impression of a speedometer and with its highly polished case with brushed side end, it seems like an ideal watch for a classy person with a small wild side.
The lugs (the horned part of the case that is connected to the strap displayed in the preceding picture ) possess a unique design. These lugs aren’t actually a part of the situation itself fit into grooves that are made into the situation. The part of the lugs that attach into the watch ring with visible screws dips slightly below the case back which protects the transparent sapphire crystal making it slightly elevated when you lay the watch down face up on a flat surface such as a table.
The video below also offers some different versions in the Sotirio Bulgari series too. It gives you an inside look at what makes this watch move in addition to how the dial is so intricately constructed.
This view is powered by the Swiss made BVLGARI Caliber B89 automatic movement dependent on the self-winding ébauche known as the ETA 2892-A2. It is beautifully finished in house and is fitted using an in-house retrograde module; engineered and designed by Bulgari. I hope this is only the first of several such horological complications that BVLGARI intends to make moving ahead. It defeats 28,800 VpH, contains 21 stones and contains a approximate power reserve of 42 hours on a single full wind. Even the box and packaging appears exquisite.