Bvlgari Assioma Womens Watch AAW36D1WL

Bvlgari Assioma Womens Watch AAW36D1WL by Elizabeth Lowry

Diamonds are forever. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Or as Mae West once said, “I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.” It seems as if everyone from Elizabeth Taylor to Dolly Parton has had something to say about diamonds….and we’ve all heard a lot of hype about them, but when it comes to cliches, this Bulgari Assioma women’s watch certainly doesn’t fit the bill. With a sparkling line of diamonds framing a mother-of-pearl dial on the left and right, this timepiece is nothing if not distinctive looking. If you are not too dazzled by the glittering gems, you will see that the bezel on this watch is stamped with the Bulgari logo above and below the dial and includes only no numerals; simply small silver-gold indexes. This timepiece also features a white gold casing and an ardillon buckle. For those not in the know, an ardillon buckle is also referred to as a “thumbnail” buckle—although, when discussing a luxury watch, the French word tends to sound a bit more sophisticated. The truth is that an ardillon or thumbnail buckle is simply a basic buckle that curves in the direction of your wrist as you fasten your watch. An another interesting feature of this watch is the fact that the strap is made of what Bulgari calls “technological satin.” This is basically a synthetic material that looks just like satin but is a lot more durable.

Pros: In my view, the fact that this watch has a quartz movement is a huge plus, as quartz requires little to no maintenance. It is about as reliable as you can get.

Cons: The mother-of-pearl dial may mean that the time is hard to read in bright light, particularly since there is no mention of an anti-reflective treatment on the watch’s crystal. Further, this watch only has a minute and hour hand, meaning that if you like to count seconds, this watch is probably not for you. It is also unlikely that this watch is waterproof, so you will need to remember to remove it before bathing.

This watch seems to be a dress watch, and as such, its manufacturers probably does not expect it to be worn every day. Definitely keep this in mind before you decide whether or not you are prepared to spend the $17,800.

Bvlgari Assioma Womens Watch AAP26BGG

Is this Bvlgari Assioma women’s watch actually a timepiece in its own right or a golden bracelet that just happens to tell the time? I like the ambiguity of this pink gold creation. There is something appealing about the idea of secretly wearing a watch—of looking as if one has no concern for time, yet being able to keep track of it. This Bvlgari Assioma timepiece could very easily be mistaken for a simple, yet sophisticated piece of jewelry. In essence, it is watch disguised as an 18 karat pink gold bracelet. What’s not to like? It can be worn with an evening gown without looking out of place—and it also could probably be worn for less formal occasions as a means by which to “dress up” an outfit. The black dial on this watch is small and discreet—so discreet that if the bracelet is turned around so that the dial sits on the inside of the wearer’s wrist, one need not know that it is there at all. Further, the bezel on this watch is stamped with the Bvlgari logo above and below the dial and includes only two numerals; an Arabic 12 and 6. The bracelet itself is made of closely set gold links.

Pros: In my view, the fact that this watch has a quartz movement is a huge plus, as quartz requires little to no maintenance. A quartz movement is about as reliable as you can get. I also like the way that this watch presents as a bracelet with the added bonus of a discreet watch-face.

Possible cons: Because the watch face is so discreet and because the indexes are so small, consumers may find it hard to read. But then again, this is not exactly the kind of watch that you would be wearing for time-keeping at the Grand Prix. For some consumers, another con might be that gold is a soft metal, meaning that the bracelet may scratch easily. There is also no mention of water resistance or of the durability of the crystal covering the dial.

Is this watch worth its $17700 price tag? I would say that if you are a bracelet-person who likes pink gold jewelry and attends lots of formal events, this watch could be exactly what you’ve been looking for. Furthermore, if you choose to wear this timepiece only for formal occasions, the reliability of a quartz movement should work in your favor.

Bvlgari Assioma D Women’s AA35BSS

by Jerrica Tisdale

Since 1980, Bvlgari watches have been a leader in the timepiece revolution. Blending practicality and luxury, the Bvlgari watches always standout from the crowd. If you’re considering buying one of these watches, then try one from the Assioma D collection. The collection prides itself on “The outstanding combination of material, minimalist dial and sinuous bracelet merges magnificently with the feminine soul to create an alluring piece that is timeless.”

This is one of Bvlgari’s strongest collections, offering beautiful, yet simple looking, watches. One of their simplest watches is the Bvlgari Assioma D women’s AA35BSS watch.

The stainless steel design, and the little black elements really work in unison to create visual harmony. Some other great things about this watch are:

    • Scratch resistant crystal
    • Fold over clasp
    • Quartz movement
    • Black dial

If this watch doesn’t quite work for you (something missing?) then you might consider the very similar Bvlgari Assioma D women’s AA35BSDS watch. The two watches have basically the same features, but the AA35BSDS has diamonds surrounding the front. They also differ in pricing. The AA35BSDS costs $9,700 and the AA35BSS costs $5,200. Diamond and silver are great combinations, but would you rather pay over $4,000 dollars to get that combination?

The Assioma AA35BSS has a lot of excellent qualities, but also some negative ones.

Pros

  • The silver and black balance each other
  • It’s affordable
  • It’s not too showy
  • The silver design works better with the bracelet look then the gold design did

Cons

  • Not a lot of emphasis on the clock
  • Too much emphasis on the bracelet element
  • Not many extra features
  • It’s designed a lot like the other women’s watches in the collection

The Bvlgari Assioma D women’s AA35BSS watch really shines in silver. The black and silver harmoniously work together to create a unique bracelet watch. It’s fun, flirty and functional. Unlike, other watches of similar design in this collection, the AA35BSS has what others lacked. The silver makes it standout less than some other watches, and that could be a good thing. That’s a really important element if you’re a more modest woman. It’s nice to enjoy the finer things, but maybe you don’t want to declare it to the world. Some things this watch lacks,  like others in this collection, is a true focus on the clock window. It’s a very small clock window and overpowered by the silver clasp. This might not bother you if you want a bracelet and watch combination, if you just want a really nice watch then this might not be for you. The price is really good for a luxury watch, so the lack of extra features makes sense, and Bvlgari wanted to create simplicity with this collection. In this piece, I think the watchmakers did just that. So if you’re a girl that likes luxury and simplicity then this might be a perfect fit. This watch as well as many other Bvlgari watches are available at WatchesOnNet.com.

Bvlgari Assioma D Quartz Women’s Watch AA26C6SPGS Review

Written by: Olivia Do

If a single accessory could embody elegance, refinement, and power, it  would be the Bvlgari Assioma D Quartz Women’s Watch.  The name Bvlgari is synonymous with grace and sophistication and was preferred by timeless stars such as Audrey Hepburn and Ava Gardner.  Similar to other creations in the Assioma D line, this watch celebrates the resilient strength and delicate beauty of women, while still providing a practical, durable, and quality timepiece.

The design of this watch is especially attractive with its slim band of stainless steel and 18kt rose gold inserts.  The beautiful glow of rose gold is repeated in the hands and hour marks to round out the design and assure visibility against the silver-white dial.  With typical attention to detail, this watch conveniently places Arabic numerals at 6 and 12 o’clock.

A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal face combined with water resistance to 30 meters makes this watch perfect for the adventure-loving woman.  Whether you are in the boardroom, on a yacht, or at the tennis club, this watch is the ideal accessory.  The Bvlgari Assioma D Quartz Women’s Watch is both luxurious and practical, a duality that exists within every woman.

The Bvlgari Assioma Quartz Women’s Watch features:

  • Precision Swiss quartz movement
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Stainless steel and 18kt rose gold accented strap
  • Folding clasp
  • Slim case dimension: 26mm width
  • Water resistant to 30 meters (100 feet)
  • Two-year warranty

For the woman who desires more pizzazz in her accessories, the Assioma D line boasts a collection of refined watches with varying diamond settings, gold bands, pink gold bands and even a black dial for more visibility.

The listing price for this lovely watch is $6,900 and can be purchased through the Bvlgari website.  If you shop with certain online vendors like watchsonnet.com, you may find a pleasant discount on the original price.  However, please be sure to purchase from a qualified vendor as certain websites may carry only replications of this timeless watch.

The The Bvlgari Assioma D Quartz Women’s Watch is both a reliable timepiece and a beautiful bracelet.  It is certainly a fine compliment to the feminine spirit.