Bvlgari Assioma Ref. AA39C14SLD

Square does not mean boring.  In fact, the Bvlgari Assioma is anything but boring.  The square style case with rounded Bvlgari stamped top and bottom are bolted down like a roll bar on a Jeep.  The stainless steel Assioma quartz watch fits anyone.  The masterminds at Bvlgari  created a conservative watch to wear at the park, grilling for the family picnic, or dancing the night away with your sweetheart.

The 39 mm stainless steel case wraps around almost everyone’s wrist with comfort and ease.  The subtle grey, ardoise dial matches well with everyday clothes, business suits, or a nice evening on the town.  The simplicity adds versatility for the wearer.  The sleek polished bezel, crown, and bars strap down the watch.  The sapphire crystal fits snuggly underneath the raised bezel. The extra protection helps avoid chipped or broken crystals.  For anyone with a busy lifestyle, this watch accommodates a multitude of activities.  This is especially true for people that like to keep their accessories as simple and stylish as possible.

The modest price tag keeps the watch in reach for most budgets.  The quartz movement means that you never have to worry about not wearing your watch and having to wind it before you put it on your wrist.  The date window at the three o’clock position automatically update as well, unless the battery dies.  The quartz movement allows you to wear it or put it in the jewelry box.

Features

  • Quartz movement
  • Date window at 3 o’clock
  • Grey adroise dial
  • Raised high-polished bezel
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Easy to read dial
  • Black alligator strap
  • Stainless steel folding buckle

The simple, easy to read dial signals the lifestyle of a relaxed and happy person.  You do not have to worry about messing with complicated movements or study a manual to operate your watch.  The quartz movement only requires you to adjust your date every other month.  With the high-polished stainless steel case, this watch draws attention without being overpowering or ostentatious.  This a great everyday watch that was crafted to perfection by the Bvlgari designer and watchmakers.

Bvlgari Octo Chronographe Quadri-Retro Ref.BGOP45BGLDCHQR

No matter which way you turn, the Bvlgari Octo Chronographe Quadri-Retro stops you dead in your tracks.   The unique design of the chronograph version of the Octo family impresses the most conservative watch collectors.  From start to finish, this watch races around giving you every feature you will use, and more.

Dial Breakdown

The dial shows six different features: the date, the hour window, the 60 minute indicator, the stop-sign shaped seconds indicator, the chronograph 12 hour sub-dial, and the 30 minutes sub-dial.

  1. The sub-dial between the five and seven o’clock position sweeps every day to the correct date.  Keep in mind, the months with 28, 29, or 30 calendar days will require manual adjustment.
  2. The window at the 12 o’clock position displays the hour of the day.
  3. The hand between the ten and two o’clock position displays the minutes.
  4. The seconds hand runs around the stop sign shaped design inside of the dial.
  5. The 12 hour chronograph sub-dial hugs the nine o’clock position.
  6. The 30 minute chronograph sub-dial hugs the three o’clock position.

Special Features

The Octo Chronographe Quadri-Retro watch design shows the craftsmanship the Bvlgari master watchmakers invest in the watch.

  1. Automatic movement
  2. Chronograph
  3. Retrograde minute, date and chronograph counters
  4. 38 hour power reserve
  5. 18 karat pink gold folding buckle on a black alligator strap
  6. 45 mm 18 karat pink gold case

The large case will swallow a small wrist, so careful consideration should be made if it is for a small person.  While the features and complications of this watch are spectacular, the busy dial makes it difficult to discern the time in the beginning. However, you will get use to the dial quickly.  The complications justify the $60,000 dollar price tag.  Unfortunately, that stops most people from enjoying the craftsmanship of this timepiece.  The sporty design compliment the most difficult to please gentlemen desiring to have something a little different and something that will command respect.   If pink gold turns you off to this watch, it is available in white gold.

Bvlgari Octo Bi-Retro Reference BGO43BSCVDBR

Start your engines, and get ready to race with the Bvlgari Octo Bi-Retro Reference BGO43BSCVDBR.  Its zero to sixty dial does not compare to the full throttle movement bolted together inside the case.  The sweeping minute hand feels like you are riding shotgun in a ’67 GTO, and the hour aperture at the 12 o’clock position reminds you of the gas station where everyone filled the tank up on a Saturday night.  Every part of the dial received the finest touch by hand.  The creases carved into the speedometer style dial really finish the dial.  Of course, the date feature at the six o’clock position looks like the kilometer’s sub dial.   The fun does not stop there.

The outer bezel completes the look with six bolded studs hammered in every 10 minute like pistons in an engine.  The craftsman ship of this pristine timepiece blends between modern technology and old school muscle.  The polished and studded crown revolves securing the Octo Bi-Retro’s water resistance.  The good news is no waxing is required to wear it.  You might be tempted to pull out the rubber treatment for the high-end vulcanized rubber bracelet with the folding clasp.

Features

  • Masculine appearance
  •  43 mm 316L stainless steel case
  • Automatic winding movement
  • 45 hour power reserve
  • Sweeping minute hand that resets every 60 minutes
  • Sliding date hand
  • Hand applied lacquer using the champlevé technique
  • Easy to read dial

The $18,200 dollar price tag does not fit in everyone’s budget.  The rugged, masculine size might overpower some wrists, but generally, it looks great no matter what size of the wrist.

The magnificent automatic winding movement does mean that if you take the watch off over the weekend, you will need to manually wind the watch to keep accurate time and the power reserve full.  Automatic movements run off the motion of your wrist.  When you are not wearing the watch, remember to wind it before you put it back on your wrist.  If you want to keep the movement lubricated, keep the watch on a watch winder when you are not wearing it.

While the Bvlgari Octo Bi-Retro watch is a great timepiece to add to any watch collector’s selection.  The virile design commands attention on and off the road.  The sleek design showcase impeccable talent in design.  The combination of technological advancement in watchmaking blended with the retro speedometer dial design harmonize into one amazing watch.   

Bvlgari Octo Grande Sonnerie Tourbillon Ref. BGOW44BGLTBGS

Listen closely to hear the sound of perfection.  The Bvlgari Octo Grande Sonnerie

Tourbillon chimes three different sounds, which can be silenced to avoid distraction during meetings or dinners.  This timepiece has it all.  The refined and elegant design combined with the complicated movement sings to the heart of watch collectors.  With the balance of art and timekeeping, the musical ballad of the Westminster Chime Grand or Little Strike on four gongs purrs perfection.  Don’t let the chimes fool you, this watch harnesses a powerful punch.

Starting with the design, the solid gold dial with hand applied black lacquer contrasts the cloisonné design.  The six to 12 o’clock side of the dial indicates the hour, while the small aperture between the two and four o’clock position display the minutes.  The sub-dials on the right hand side of the dial at two and four o’clock indicate the power reserve.  The sub-dials at the one and five o’clock position indicate the type of chime.  The one o’clock position sub-dial shows if the watch will chime or remain silent.  The five o’clock position sub-dial displays the selection of chime, grand or little.

The 44 mm case created in 18 karat white gold fits snuggly on the wrist.  The large diameter incases the complications of this timepiece.  Not only does this watch have the rare chiming option, it boasts a minute repeater, retrograde hour hand, minute’s disk, and a 48 hour power reserve.  The same sapphire crystal covering the dial allows direct visibility to the movement on the back.

Timepiece Features

  • 18 karat gold case
  • Double sided anti-reflection treated sapphire crystal
  • Sapphire crystal case back (or skeleton back)
  • Grande Sonnerie Tourbillon movement
  • Two Westminster chimes
  • Minute repeater
  • Retrograde hour display
  • Minute’s disk
  • Power reserve totally 45 hours in two sub-dials
  • Black alligator strap
  • Folding buckle in 18 karat gold
  • Water resistance up to 30 meters

Unfortunately, the rare complications of this watch make it hard to get your hands on, and even if you manage to find one, the price tag might scare you off.  However, the complexity of the Octo Grande Sonnerie Tourbillon sings praises of watch connoisseurs.

Bvlgari Serpenti Ref. SPP35BGDG.1T

 

Let the Bvlgari Serpenti slide around your wrist with style.  The 18kt pink gold Serpenti watch

clings around your wrist comfortably for a special night out on the town or to enjoy every day.  The Bvlgari house took pride in designing the Serpenti.  It showcases two signature symbols of the famous design house, the snake symbol and the Tubogas bracelet.  Of course, the diamonds incased in the bezel hold the same impeccable reputation for beauty and quality as the diamonds in the jewelry.  The 18 kt pink gold watch case hosts graduating diamonds around the dial.  While the dial is black, the guilloche treatment applied to the black opaline distinguishes itself as a watch for making an entrance.  Julianne Moore and Gwyneth Paltrow both wear their Bvlgari Serpenti watches to major events and when they are out and about shopping.

Pros

  • Beautiful design
  • Easy to wear
  • Difficult to lose
  • Sparkling diamonds
  • Easy to read dial
  • Quartz movement
  • 18 karat pink gold case and bracelet

This is a beautiful watch to enjoy for a special evening or an everyday trip to the grocery store.  The

diamonds display a beautiful quality and twinkle in all lighting.  The only problem with this watch might be the price.  Since the expense of gold raises the price, it does take it out of many people’s budget.  However, if that is the case, the Serpenti in stainless steel means you do not have to sacrifice on design and style.  A date window comes standard on most watches, especially high end watches set in 18 karat gold, and the Serpenti does not have a date display.  If you are wearing this watch, you probably are celebrating a special day, so the date feature really won’t make a huge difference in your life.  This watch was meant for style and fashion.