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Monday, April 16, 2012


Bulgari Diagono Ceramic


Bulgari always bring plenty of Italian style to their watches and the new Diagono Ceramic range is no exception. This new collection comes in steel, 18k pink gold or ceramic for both men and women.  The Diagono collection features the double 'Bvlgari' logo engraving on the bezel; a structured case and the signature screws securing it to the strap. 

Dynamic and contemporary 

 
Launched over 20 years ago, the Diagono range is said to subtly evoke the Ancient Greek word agòn, meaning “competition”. We are told that the name of the model echoes the Discobulus of Myron, the famous Greek sculpture of a discus thrower. We'll take their word for it.  The line has acquired a slimmer bezel together with a broader dial opening for easier reading of the time. 




In its masculine version, this elegant chronograph features a steel or 18-carat satin-finished pink gold case measuring 42mm in diameter. The delicately softened angles, together with alternating brushed and polished surfaces.

The overall look is accentuated by a satin-finish black ceramic bezel. It is matched by chronograph pushers also made from high-tech ceramic material, along with a ceramic-set steel or 18-carat pink gold crown.



A pure, powerful dial

 
The watch, which is water resistant to 100 metres in the men's version, is powered by Calibre B130. With a power reserve of 42 hours, it’s a mechanical self-winding movement equipped with a chronograph module. 


The functions are displayed on a pure deep-black dial in the two men’s versions, bearing three short-time hour, minute and seconds measurement counters that are either silver- or gold-toned depending on the version. The hands adopt the same colour codes in accordance with the version, while the date appears through a window at 4.30.

The Diagono comes on a mono-block black rubber strap featuring steel or 18-carat gold inserts. The strap is connected to the case via a screw-type lug system guaranteeing an ergonomic fit. The feminine version is slightly smaller but contains all of the brand’s key design codes.


Diagono for ladies


 
The 37mm ladies version is adorned with a steel or satin-finish 18-carat pink gold case, topped with a glowing white ceramic bezel. The chronograph pushers are also made from white ceramics, as is the steel or satin-finish 18-carat pink gold crown equally set with this elegant and contemporary material. 




The Diagono Ceramic for ladies also features a white mother-of-pearl dial set with eight brilliant-cut diamond hour-markers. Like its masculine counterpart, this chronograph is driven by the self-winding Calibre B130 and displays the three classic short-time measurement counters for the hours, minutes and seconds, as well as the date at 4.30.
 



Specifications

Movement
Calibre BVL 130, mechanical self-winding with displays of the date and chronograph, personalised for Bulgari.
Côtes de Genève, circular-grained and snailed motifs.
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 42 hours
37 jewels
Diameter: 28.60 mm
Thickness: 6.10 mm

Functions
Hours, minutes, chronograph, date at 4.30; seconds, hours and minutes counters at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock respectively.

Case
Steel or 18-carat pink gold, 42 mm in diameter (Men’s version) and 37 mm in diameter (Ladies’ version), ceramic bezel; ceramic chronograph pushers, screw-lock ceramic-set crown; scratch-resistant glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 100 m (Men’s version) and 50 m (Ladies’ version)

Dial
Men’s version: black dial, rhodiumed or pink gold-plated hour-markers with Superluminova®, rhodiumed or pink gold-plated facetted hands with Superluminova®.
Hand-applied facetted hour-markers on the dial and inner bezel ring; facetted hands with Superluminova® C1 treatment.
Ladies’ version: white mother-of-pearl dial, 8 brilliant-cut diamond hour-markers; rhodiumed or pink gold-plated facetted open-worked hands.

Strap
Mono-block black rubber strap with steel or 18-carat pink gold inserts (Men’s version); and white rubber (Ladies’ version).
Steel or 18-carat pink gold pin buckle, depending on the model.

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