Back in the 1970’s a logo-free dial could put on a place as a classic horological design. The watch in question was that the”Bvlgari Bvlgari” bezel engraved timepiece, reminiscent of an antique Roman coin. This now classic timepiece is returning to the horology marketplace in an updated thinner version, with fresh material choices.
The origins of this”Bulgari Bulgari” model could be traced back to 1975. The idea for this particular version was conceived by the three original brothers: Nicola, Gianni and Paolo that were at time running this household operate horology brand. The initial creation of this”Bvlgari Bvlgari” was limited to 100 manufactured models as a distinctive special edition gift for their 100 best customers.
The watches signature quality of a double”BVLGARI” engraved bezel, while the dial was left clean with no fresh reference, was inspired by the ancient Roman coins (which also clarifies the v-shaped”u”). This was one instance of many more aesthetic influences from ancient Rome, which might come to seem on Bvlgari watches jewelry and watches in these years. This obvious easy”Bvlgari Bvlgari” version would prove to be so successful that by 1977 it had been launched as a commercial solution, available to the wider public.
The 41mm instance on these updated versions can be had in either: bronze, bronze or black DLC-coated steel, with all of them bearing a transparent exhibition case back, allowing to see the inner workings of the mechanical movement.
Mounted to the case is the iconic double logo engraved bezel made from : black DLC-coated steel to its black DLC-coated steel instance variation or a bronze bezel for the bronze and steel case variations.
It also comes with a setting-crown and these upgraded versions have an overall bolder and thinner sizing in comparison to previous versions. Plus its long thin protruding lugs are fitted using a quick-release spring pub system to readily remove and swap straps, as need be. All topped by a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating, which also assists with water-resistance with this particular watch being able to reach around 50 meters (164 ft ).
Time is exhibited on a easy and powerful, finely grained black-lacquered dial with bronze hour index makers as well as the Arabic numerals: 6 and 12. The central hour, minute and seconds hands will also be crafted from bronze.
Besides these essential time signs, Bvlgari has also contained a black date aperture with white numerals, for an enhanced legibility, in the 3 o’clock position. And as aforementioned there isn’t any brand logo in sight on the dialup, for rather it’s been”doubled” on the bezel.
All these”Bvlgari Bvlgari” (Ref#: N/A) are powered with a self-winding mechanical movement, quality BVL191 with 26 jewels, 191 components and 28,800 Vph. It is a’solotempo’ automatic movement with central seconds and date, decorated with Geneva stripes, which includes a ball bearings for your bi-directional winding rotor. Power reserve on this watch may last up to 42 hourswhen fully wrapped. These watches are also all delivered with a grained black leather pouch containing a complementary alligator leather strap.