Built to withstand any test, the Bulgari Aluminium Chronograph Ducati Special Edition adheres to Italian-style class and craftsmanship
Two Italian icons, Bulgari and Ducati, join hands to blaze a new trail with the launch of an inaugural Bulgari Aluminium Chronograph Ducati Special Edition. Showcasing a shared quest for performance, design and cutting-edge technology, the new timepiece brings together the brands’ commitment to elegance, innovation and historical expertise.
The new collaboration between the two Italian icons is representative of the power of collaboration, especially in the realms of mechanics. Made of aluminium and rubber, the Bulgari Aluminium Chronograph Ducati Special Edition brings forth a perfect amalgamation of mastery, strength and passion.
There’s a 40mm case structure that features a chronograph complication with a water resistance of 100 metres. The presence of a rubber bezel bearing the double BVLGARI BVLGARI logo is combined with the aluminium case while the crown and chronograph pushers are available in titanium.
The case is set with a flamboyant deep red Ducati dial (the signature colour of the historic Bologna-based factories) that houses three sporty chronograph counters, a date display between 4 and 5 o’clock and specially designed 10, 11 and 12 numerals that pay tribute to Ducati’s motorbike dashboards. The hour markers are black in colour providing the perfect contrast against the red dial. Filled with luminescent materials, the central hand measured elapsed seconds while the black counters at 9 and 6 o’clock display the chronograph minutes and hours with red hands. The small seconds hand is located at 3 o’clock
Powering this special timepiece is Bulgari’s mechanical automatic BVL 130 movement that beats at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and ensures tenth-of-a-second accuracy. Finally, the watch comes in a characteristically shaped supple strap and a dedicated aluminium and rubber presentation box bearing the DUCATI and BVLGARI signatures
Built to withstand any test, including those of time, travel, acceleration and performance, the watch adheres to Italian-style class and craftsmanship that is resolutely modern, neo-retro yet firmly geared to the future.
Here are the technical specifications of the Bulgari Aluminium Chronograph Ducati Special Edition:
Movement: Mechanical automatic movement, chronograph and date, Calibre BVL 130, 42-hour power reserve, 28,800 vph (4 Hz) frequency.
Case and dial: 40 mm aluminium case, titanium caseback with DLC coating and engraved Ducati logo; rubber bezel; crown and pushers in DLC-coated titanium; red Ducati dial, hour-markers and hours and minutes hands filled with Super-LumiNova, three black counters with red hands; date window between 4 and 5 o’clock. Water-resistant to 100 m.
Bracelet: Rubber strap with aluminium links, aluminium pin buckle.
Limited Edition: Special 1,000-piece Ducati limited edition
Watch Box: Dedicated aluminium and rubber presentation box bearing the DUCATI and BVLGARI signatures
For more information, visit the Bulgari site here.
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