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.
One look at the Bvlgari Octo Velocissimo and you will be reminded of why perspectives matter. Like other Octo watches, Bvlgari has made great use of geometric shapes in designing this chronograph watch. This new model is definitely something you can not just brush off.
The designer’s creativity of blending complex geometric looks into watchmaking makes this watch stand out.One of the most admired watch designers of all times, Gerald Genta, preferred working with polygons in the majority of his works and this is one of his many creations.In 2000, Bvlgari successfully shot over the Daniel Roth and Gerald Genta designs. Ever since that time, the company has continued to create outstanding designs for every group. Now, we’ve got the Octo Velocissimo 102859. Octo Velocissimo 102859, Silver, Flat Position, Analogue, Backside, BandThe view is quite a masterpiece, even if it’s one of Genta’s least-known creations. In this review, let us talk about the Octo Velocissimo 102859 and try to give it justice.
Like many Bvlgari Octo watches, the case is consuming up to 100-metres underwater.
This Octo Velocissimo 102859 includes a circular upper bezel, while the horizontal is satin-brushed. The lower octagonal bezel has a polished surface, cropping from the top bezel, which is the watch’s main feature.One thing’s sure: you’ll find this Bvlgari watches looks great across your wrist. Since you strap it on, the very first thing to catch your eye is its own ceramic case and dial. All angles have a defined quality and meticulous crafting to get accurate time-telling. Additionally, it shows both aesthetic appeal and perfect functionality. In addition, the type of emotions evoked by this feature is not only majestic but also beautiful, making you feel as though you’re walking about wearing a 21st-century warrior.Besides its water-resistant instance and its own incredibly-crafted dial, the Octo Velocissimo 102859 can also be designed to offer you optimal time tracking.This version features a calibre of 328. In addition, it’s a whooping 31 gems hence ensuring smooth movements.Furthermore, the Octo Velocissimo 102859 includes a reserve of approximately 50 hours and a frequency of 36,000 bph. Thus, you do not have to think about your watch unexpectedly quitting at the most significant moments.
With this watch, you can elevate any look. Whether you’re sporting a plain shirt and jeans or formal wear, then you’re going to be seemingly unstoppable with the Octo Velocissimo 102859 across your wrist.Sure the Octo Velocissimo 102859 can be likened to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, which will be just another creative release by Genta. But the overall expression of the Piguet is incomparable to the relaxation and masculine quality the Octo Velissimo possesses.
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.