The second day of BaselWorld 2015 is ended, and not only have we heard...
There's an upcoming Bulgari New Faces in Time exhibition which dictates some love and recall for the brand. Beginning with an invite only opening on the 26th of January and then for public viewing from the 27th till the 30th, Bulgari will be showcasing their recently acquired and fully integrated Daniel Roth and Gerald Genta Collections at the Luxe Art Museum at Handy Road Singapore.
Though the Italian luxury purveyor has had it's fair share of critics and detractors, I am not amongst them. Fact is, though watch purists bemoan the loss of iconic watchmakers Daniel Roth and Gerald Genta, I feel that Bulgari's acquisition and subsequent complete absorption into Bulgari Horology is a step forward- with Bulgari's unique design aesthetic, both Roth and Genta collections have seen recent updates that have not only elevated the status (and sex appeal) of these two former independent brands but also an industry leap for a luxury goods company into the realm of haute horlogerie.
Iconic. Distinctive. Classic yet contemporary. The carbon fibre case is something that Bulgari has been experimenting with years before the watch industry's flirtation with "stealth" watches of late.
I love that the double logos are not in your face. Black on black laser engraved BVLGARI BVLGARI logo is pure class personified- only when the logo catches the light does its true name and visage reveal itself. An Automatic watch with a steel and carbon fiber case. It features a black dial and a leather strap with an ardillon (in case you're wondering- French for "tang" or "tongue") buckle. It's my object of desire.
Movement: Mechanical with automatic winding. 42 hours power reserve. Function: Hours, minutes, date. Case: 40 mm steel and carbon fiber with transparent back case. Dial: Black dial. Bracelet: Black leather