Friday, December 25, 2015

Bulgari New Diagono Scuba

Diagono Scuba, Bulgari’s iconic nautical sports watch makes its return with four distinctive new versions imbued with contemporary Italian refinement and clothed in a diving suit.
Back in 1994, Bulgari introduced a nautical version of its Diagono sports watch. Its style was all about pure lines dedicated to efficiency. Diagono Scuba was much more than just an alternative among sports watches, and soon became a favourite with demanding customers, supplanting other more commonplace diver’s watches.

In the privileged circles of the international nautical world, Diagono Scuba, available in gold or steel versions fitted with the astonishing and highly specific metal bracelet or on a rubber strap, easily found its place on the decks of racing sailboats or yachts on a pleasure cruises. It offered a significant advantage in that that was no need to change watch for cocktails or a dinner, since Diagono Scuba remains elegant in every circumstance, accompanying its owner on all of life’s occasions, rather than merely serving as an indicator for strictly sporting moments.
2015 sees the Diagono Scuba return to the surface. Stronger as well as more beautiful, astonishing, luxurious and modern than ever, it proclaims its heritage and makes it an asset for the future, affirming this heredity with the boldness of novelty. Water-resistant to 300 metres, the new the Diagono Scuba is equipped with the Manufacture BVL 191 Solotempo calibre.

Technical details
Movement
Solotempo calibre, Manufacture self-winding movement entirely designed, developed and produced in-house: 28,800 vph (4Hz); 42-hour power reserve, 11.5 lignes
26.20mm x 3.80mm, 26 jewels
Hours, minutes and seconds, date window at 3 o’clock
Bidirectional oscillating weight mounted on ceramic ball bearings
Instantaneous date change equipped with a stop-seconds device serving to block the balance when the crown is pulled out; a disconnecting system that avoids wear of the pinions and saves energy when the winding device is activated, either via the crown or by the motion of the oscillating weight
Côtes de Genève, snailed and sandblasted decorations; bevelled and polished bridge rims, circular satin-brushed wheels, burnished pivots, chamfered drill holes; domed and polished screw heads

Case
Case in steel, steel and 18K pink gold or in 18K pink gold, 41mm in diameter; unidirectional ratcheted bezel serving to measure dive and decompression times; screw-lock crown; water-resistant to 300m

Dial
Matt black or opaline silver-toned dial according to the version, hands and hour-markers enhanced with Superluminova guaranteeing perfect legibility

Strap
Rubber strap fitted with a pin buckle in steel or 18K pink gold; or steel and steel/18K pink gold bracelet fitted with a steel folding clasp.

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