Bulgari ASSIOMA D Stainless Steel and Diamond Quartz Watch Reference AA35C6SDS

By Debra Stoddard

 

The Bulgaria ASSIOMA D stainless steel watch with round brilliant diamonds on the case lugs is a must have for a lady that enjoys fashion, style, and brilliance. This watch can be worn every single day no matter what the occasion.

 

The combination of high polished stainless steel on the edges gives a hint of flash before it melts into the satin finish on the center links of the bracelet. On the case lugs, there are thirty-two round brilliant diamonds with superb quality reflecting on the high polish finish incasing them. The dial is beautiful and elegant. The mixture of Arabic numbers at the twelve and six position and stick markers in between complement the design on the dial.

 

The watchmakers considered seeing the time to be a priority without compromising on the mystique we come to know and love from the Bulgari design house. The links on the bracelet hug the wrist gently without pulling or pinching your skin. The case itself is a rectangular 35 mm. This watch gives functionality to jewelry. It isn’t too heavy, and it sits perfectly on your wrist. The difference in the polish highlights the watch’s versatility. While the dial is subtly decorated, the sharp contrast in polish on the time indicators allows for a quick time reference, thus avoiding a heavily ornate watch that no one can see the time.

 

Pros:

  • Exquisite design
  • Easy to read the time
  • High polish edges on the bracelet draw attention
  • Satin polish on the bracelet hides scratches
  • Thirty-two excellent quality diamonds
  • Quartz movement superb timekeeping
  • Trusted brand

Cons:

  • The price is high for a stainless steel watch with diamond accents.
  • For very petite ladies, the watch might seem to swallow their wrist.
  • If the bracelet is not adjusted properly and it rotates on the wrist, there is a higher risk to cracking the crystal.

 

The Bulgari ASSIOMA D Reference AA45C6SDS is a beautiful watch with a hint of diamonds that brighten up the day. There are other versions of the ASSIOMA D family; some do not have diamonds, while others have diamonds, sapphires, and rubies. This is not the watch for someone that wants to wear it to the pool or forgets to take their watch off gardening. This is the watch for a lady that appreciates quality in craftsmanship and design.

 

SalonQP 2012 – The UK Watch Event To Visit this Year!

SalonQP 2012 is the UK Watch Event to visit this year! That’s right end your year right booking a flight to attend the SalonQP 2012 event at the Saatchi Gallery in London November 8 – 10, 2012.
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SalonQP 2012 event will be held for its fourth year at the Saatchi Gallery. The event will be hosted by QP Magazine, a UK watch magazine, lead by the magazine’s editor and SalonQP founder James Gurney. An enviable list of who’s who amongst luxury watchmakers will feature luxurious timepieces as well as a list of exhibitors of independent watchmaking brands. The list includes power names like Bell & Ross, Bulgari, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin, Christophe Claret, Sarpaneva Watches and Urwerks to name a few. For a complete list of confirmed watchmaker brand attendees go to http://www.salonqp.com/2012-exhibitors/.

Guests in attendance will have an opportunity to view rare timepieces, the latest models as well as meet the people behind some the world’s most exciting luxurious watch brands. A limited number of tickets are now available on sale for the VIP champagne and canapé reception on November 8. It is highly advisable to leap on purchasing these tickets today to avoid being disappointed. To book tickets visit www.salonqp.com or call 020 7428 2916.

Launching a new watch is TAG Heuer with its MikrotourbillonS. Urwerks will debut a new timepiece as well as British brand Meridian. Frederic de Narp CEO of Harry Winston will also feature a new timepiece at the event as well.

In addition to the SalonQP 2012 event, weekly competitions are being offered leading up to the actual SalonQP event. One lucky winner each week will win a prize. This week’s lucky winner will attend a Macarons and Martinis Masterclass event sponsored by Legend of Kremlin Vodka. The selected winner and along with a friend will enjoy whipping up tasty treats with the help of world-class pâtissiers. London mixologist will also teach the winner how to mix and shake the perfect Martini. Also up for grabs is a pair of ticket to one Masterclass, set to take place in Central London on Saturdays in the run-up to Christmas.

SalonQP is certainly making this year’s event enticing and well worth the trip to good ole London. Last year’s event included Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood. Don’t miss out on another exciting SalonQP event. The VIP Reception to be held November 8, 12pm-6pm will include a movie at 2:30 pm on George Daniels. A cocktail reception will also be held at 6pm-10pm.

Wrapping up Salón Internacional de la Alta Relojería in Mexico City

Every fall, Mexico City welcomes the world’s most influential watch brands and names during the SIAR (Salon Internacional Alta Relojeria). Brands, retailers, collectors, creators, and few others come together during this event to showcase very best of the luxury world and haute horlogerie art. The SIAR allows for the launch of new products and showcases technological breakthroughs. The conferences by world-renowned personalities is also a great learning opportunity for those visitors who want to delve in to the world of watchmaking.
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Audemars Piguet is one of the brands that will participate in the 2012 SIAR and has participated since its beginnings in 2007. This year, Audemars Piguet will be celebrating 40 years of its Royal Oak model and also showcasing a number of Grande complications. The Royal Oak celebrates its 40th anniversary with a contemporary-styled watch. Created by designer Gerald Genta in 1972, this piece is now sold in Grande Complications version and features powerful design and aesthetic. Other brands showcased during this event from October 2nd to 4th of 2012 include Cartier, Piaget, Bvlgari, and Hublot Geneve.

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) also traveled to Mexico with a historically themed exhibition called “The Mastery of Time” for the sixth edition at the SIAR fine watch fair in Mexico City. Founded in 2005 in Geneva, the FHH “lead dissemination of information and training on the innovation and technical expertise that are the foremost values within the tradition of fine Swiss watchmaking.” With 27 partner companies, the foundation is recognised globally with its mission to educate and train against counterfeiting.

The exhibition will feature about hundred historically significant timepieces. The exhibition has been designed to take its participants in the journey of six chapters. They will explore the defining moments on man’s quest for mastery of time. They will touch on the different states of development that made lasting impact. This informative exhibition that travels through different ages is also expected to cross continents and be presented at SalonQP in London and Belles Montres in Paris.

As stated in its mission, the FHH exhibition aims to promote and spread the culture of watchmaking in all its form and the history of time measurement. The six parts that will be presented in the exhibition will catalogue man’s quest to capture time, from the first gnomons to the micromechanical contemporary. In addition, catalogs and books are used to support this exhibition.

Bulgari Octo Watch

In Complesso Monumentale Sano Spirito in Sassio, Bulgari unvieled its newest watch called the Octo. With this watch, Bulgari has tried to capture the Roman influences and architectural designs that it values. This Octo watch, whose name refers to the case that has eight sides, is a unique and quite beautiful watch.

The case of this Bulgari Octo watch measures 41.5 millimeters in width. This is a fairly large but good size for this watch. It comes in two different versions that include the 18k pink gold or a stainless steel. The rose gold version has a black ceramic crown that looks nice next to tohe black dial. This case is water resistant up to 100 meters. Inside the case is in-house made automatic movement call the Bulgari Caliber BVL193. This high-end movement is new to the Octo watch and offers not only hour and minute functions but also date function. It also has a power reserve of up to 50 hours and features a twin barrel.

The dial of the Octo has an attractive simplicity and Italian aesthetic. The glossy black lacquer of this dial is nicely complemented by the applied gold hour indicators and hands in the pink gold version and steel hour indicators and hands in the stainless steel version.The date window can be seen at the 3 o’clock position. For those with other Bulgari timepieces, these features should be familiar. One can appreciate the classical three-hands and date functions as they are easily visible.

Technical Specifics of the Bulgari Octo:

Case
In-house manufactured case, screw-lock crown and screw-down case, water-resistant to 100m
41.5 millimeters size

Dial
Black lacquered, pink gold or rhodium facetted hour-markers

Movement
11.5-lignes BVL 193, mechanical calibre automatically wound by a unidirectional oscillating weight

Dimensions
25.60mm X 3.70mm

Display
Hours, minutes and seconds, semi-instant date window at 3 o’clock

28 jewels

Power reserve
Double barrel ensuring a 50-hour power reserve

Frequency
4 Hz – 28,800 vibrations per hour

Finishing
Bridges snailed and adorned with Côtes de Genève motif, chamfered and polished bridge edges, circular-grained main plate, satin-brushed wheels, polished pivots

Tone-on-tone diamond polished jewel surrounds

Strap
Black alligator leather with steel or pink gold double-blade folding clasp

This fascinating and intriguing watch is currently priced at $9,500 for the steel version and $28,300 for the 18k pink gold version. This piece is surely to become a popular collection for Bulgari with its complex case, simple dial, and high durability.

Bvlgari Chronosprint Endurer Watch Unveiled and Met With Intrigue

At a whopping $15,600 price tag for the Bvlgari Chronosprint Endurer timepiece, luxury and utility are top notch for the Italian watch manufacturer. Not many watch makers can match to this kind of quality. Since Bvlgari announced the arrival of the Chronosprint Endurer watch, the internet has been abuzz with talk of the beautiful new timepiece.

 

The Bvlgari Chronosprint Endurer watch features a stainless steel case and a stainless steel ardillon buckle. The 56mm x 51mm case surrounds an AR-coated (anti-reflective) sapphire crystal – a synthetic sapphire that is transparent and resistant to scratching and shattering. Beneath the crystal is a black sapphire display that creates a striking contrast with the stainless steel casing and the hour marks, grande date, and chronosprint that are placed on top of the black dial.

The most impressive features of the Bvlgari Chronosprint Endurer watch include the chronosprint, grande date, and automatic movement. The watch is mechanical with an automatic winding. The grande date is placed at the top of the dial (where the number twelve is usually found) and the chronosprint is found opposite of the grande date where the six is commonly placed. The exclusion of numerals on the dials adds to the sophisticated design of the watch.

 

In keeping with perfect balance between masculinity and elegance, the timepiece has capabilities of resisting water pressure up to 100 meters due to the Swiss Automatic Daniel Roth Caliber DR1306 movement. The watch features a 45 hour power reserve that ensures smooth timekeeping.

The strap of the Bvlgari Chronosprint Endurer watch can be a black alligator material or a steel bracelet. The choice is given so that the watch will be a pleasure for the purchaser to wear.

 

Bvlgari has been creating superbly elegant watches since 1884. The Italian influences are shown in the classic and stylish designs of their timepieces. Bvlgari’s website states that all of their watches “combine an elegance of design with sophisticated mechanisms.” Like all Bvlgari timepieces, the Chronosprint Endurer watch packs a punch with its subtle complexity and powerful technology that makes it beautiful and timeless in both design and purpose, and it is made with only the highest quality of Swiss products.

Pre-ordering is available for those who wish to get the ball rolling on purchasing this special timepiece.