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Our trip to the Bvlgari Manufacture in 140 pictures

HomeBrand of the MonthOur trip to the Bvlgari Manufacture in 140 pictures Brand of the MonthManufacture VisitsOur trip to the Bvlgari Manufacture in 140 pictures Inside the Bvlgari Manufacture in Switzerland by Robert-Jan Broer & Bert Buijsrogge July 01, 2020 MIN READOur trip to the Bvlgari Manufacture in 140 picturesLL Cool J’s lyrics “Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years” are very much in place when it comes to Bvlgari’s watches. With the recent Octo Finissimo watches, they are throwing some good punches. We’ve been raving about the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo watches a number of times, it has become one of our favorite new watches.
You are probably also aware that Bvlgari is a proper watch manufacture, located in several places in Switzerland. We visited the Pôle Habillage in Saignelégier, the assembly atelier in Neuchâtel, and the Bvlgari Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie in Le Sentier. In this article, we show you how things are done at Bvlgari.

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The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Watch In Gold — Endgame?

HomeWatch ReviewThe Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Watch In Gold — Endgame? Watch ReviewThe Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Watch In Gold — Endgame? Ultra-thin goodness in rose gold by Robert-Jan Broer June 17, 2020 MIN READThe Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Watch In Gold — Endgame?The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo watch is the darling of many watch journalists. Not only because of its thin case or the micro-rotor movement. But also because Bvlgari is doing some different from the other luxury brands. The design of the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo is attractive and somewhat “off-the-wall”. A lot of brands are on the re-edition train, but not Bvlgari.
Last month, we reviewed the stainless steel version and I explained why I think it is so great. Also compared to the other luxury steel “sports” watches out there from established brands, the Bvlgari Octo Finissmo watch stands out for me. The watch I have here today is the rose gold Bvlgari Octo Finissimo watch. On a leather strap. I am not sure if I would classify this watch ..

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The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Blue Dial In Steel Ref 103431

HomeWatch ReleasesThe Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Blue Dial In Steel Ref 103431 Watch ReleasesThe Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Blue Dial In Steel Ref 103431 More Octo Finissimo goodness by Robert-Jan Broer May 28, 2020 MIN READThe Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Blue Dial In Steel Ref 103431Bvlgari is on a roll with its Octo Finissimo! The Octo Finissimo collection receives a blue dial version as well, in satin-polished stainless steel.
I recently shared my experience of wearing the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo in satin-polished steel (here). As I commented, I believe it is one of the coolest luxury sports watches available at this moment. For me, the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo in steel is the one to buy and I even prefer it over some other hyped Gérald Genta designs out there. And that comes from deep down inside my soul, as I am a big fan of the Royal Oak and Nautilus.
But which one to buy? The choice just got a lot harder. Enter the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo in satin-polished steel with a blue dial. I am a sucker f..

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Bvlgari’s LVCEA Collection Gets An Aventurine Dial

HomeWatch ReleasesBvlgari’s LVCEA Collection Gets An Aventurine Dial Watch ReleasesBvlgariBvlgari’s LVCEA Collection Gets An Aventurine Dial An all-aventurine glass dial confirms Bvlgari's status as the Roman Jeweler of time by Robert-Jan Broer May 21, 2020 MIN READBvlgari’s LVCEA Collection Gets An Aventurine DialI have a weak spot for aventurine dials. These glass crystals with copper inclusions represent — to me — a starry sky. A perfect dial for dress watches or elegant ladies watches. Enter the Bvlgari Lvcea!
Using this beautiful material isn’t new to watchmaking. But unfortunately, only a few brands dare to use it and Bvlgari is one of them. The main problem with this material is that it can easily crack during the production process. And since it is not cheap, a lot of brands stay away from using aventurine for their dials.
…I wouldn’t mind Bvlgari come up with a gold Octo with an aventurine dial.
With the release of the new Bvlgari Lvcea models, there are now two more watc..

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Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic In Polished Ceramic

HomeWatch of the WeekBvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic In Polished Ceramic Watch of the WeekBvlgari Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic In Polished Ceramic Sleek, stealthy, and sophisticated… by Rob Nudds May 18, 2020 MIN READ Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic In Polished Ceramic Purists take cover. The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic in polished ceramic cares not for your feelings. It is here to be heard, so there’s no point ignoring what it has to say.
External ceramic components used to raise eyebrows. These days, any brand not exploring the possibilities of this fascinating material could be accused of sticking its head in the sand. Sure, it is highly unlikely that ceramic, however versatile and beautiful it is, will ever take the place..

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What Makes The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo In Steel So Great

HomeWatch ReviewWhat Makes The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo In Steel So Great Watch ReviewBvlgariWhat Makes The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo In Steel So Great And why I prefer it over a Royal Oak 15202 by Robert-Jan Broer May 11, 2020 MIN READWhat Makes The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo In Steel So GreatThe Bvlgari Octo Finissimo in steel is the talk of the town since its introduction earlier this year in Dubai. During these events, you only get a few moments with the watch, to take some pictures and do a quick try & feel with the watches.
It is certainly not enough time to really let the watch really work into you. It could be me of course, but often I need some time to have it all processed. Especially when it concerns an unusual design as the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo (yes, Bvlgari and not Bulgari). To me, it wasn’t love at first sight, that I will have to admit. I like the fact that the watch has its own identity, that you can basically recognize an Octo (Finissimo) from 20 meters distance for being one..

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9 Cities Covered By The New Bvlgari Bvlgari

HomeWatch Releases9 Cities Covered By The New Bvlgari Bvlgari Watch ReleasesBvlgari9 Cities Covered By The New Bvlgari Bvlgari Rome,Tokyo, Dubai, Paris, London, Ibiza, Milan, Mexico City, and New York by Robert-Jan Broer April 27, 2020 MIN READ9 Cities Covered By The New Bvlgari BvlgariAlthough the Bvlgari Octo receives a lot of attention these days, there’s another icon in the brand’s collection that shouldn’t be overlooked. The Bvlgari Bvlgari! Today, we introduce to you the Bvlgari Cities Special Edition 2020.
Originally introduced back in 1975, the Bvlgari Roma was given to 100 of the brand’s best clients. Even in those days, without e-influencers, it mattered. As a result of Bvlgari gifting these watches to certain clients, the brand received tons of requests to extend the production of the Bvlgari Roma. There was an analog and a digital version (I tried to find a pre-owned digital version but without much luck) that had “BVLGARI” and “ROMA” engraved in its gold bezel. Then, in 19..

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No Longer Made: BVLGARI Diagono X-Pro Watch

No Longer Made is a series done in collaboration with our partners at eBay, in which aBlogtoWatch editors feature their favorite watches that are no longer in production.
I have a lot of fun collecting modern watches that many people have forgotten or never knew about to begin with. This opens my story about the truly cool Bugari Diagono X-Pro timepiece. It was in 2010 that Bulgari released the Diagono X-Pro model (on aBlogtoWatch here), and produced it (along with one limited-edition variant) for a very short period of time. I don’t believe that was because the X-Pro was not a good product, but rather because of strategic shifting at the company along with new corporate ownership. Recall that just a year after the Diagono X-Pro was released, Bulgari was acquired by LVMH in 2011 for more than $5 billion. This saw a lot of immediate strategic changes which pulled Bulgari out of much of the sports watch arena — with more of a focus on “high-design” formal or classy watches, as well as v..

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Breaking News: Bvlgari Exits Baselworld 2020

HomeBaselworld 2020Breaking News: Bvlgari Exits Baselworld 2020 Baselworld 2020NewsBvlgariBreaking News: Bvlgari Exits Baselworld 2020 Forget about Brexit. Everyone's talking about “Bexit” now… by Rob NuddsFebruary 11, 2020 MIN READBreaking News: Bvlgari Exits Baselworld 2020Stop the presses! Bvlgari has something to say…
Although I’ve always wanted to say that, I really wish it wasn’t under these circumstances. Minutes ago, the news that Bvlgari will not be attending Baselworld 2020 broke. As one of the most exciting and forward-thinking brands of the past decade, Bvlgari’s absence is a real blow to a fair already reeling from a mass exodus.

A decision for nowBvlgari has made one thing very clear: This is not yet a decision to end the brand’s relationship with Baselworld going forward. It is simply a decision for now. Given the roaring success of LVMH’s watch week and the positive reception to Bvlgari’s latest releases (such as the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater In San..

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Karina’s Korner — Bvlgari And The World’s Smallest Women’s Tourbillon

HomeKarina's KornerKarina’s Korner — Bvlgari And The World’s Smallest Women’s Tourbillon Karina's KornerBvlgariKarina’s Korner — Bvlgari And The World’s Smallest Women’s Tourbillon Serpenti Seduttori — A New Vision Of The Future by Karina KwiatkowskaJanuary 23, 2020 MIN READKarina’s Korner — Bvlgari And The World’s Smallest Women’s TourbillonBvlgari brought the mythological motifs and iconic Italian style with the highest precision that created a seductive dream on a big scale — the smallest tourbillon for women.
And, of course, welcome to this first installment of Karina’s Korner, where I will put the spotlight on women’s watches here on Fratello Magazine. I would like to kick off with the new collection of Bvlgari’s Serpenti Seduttori watches.

A Serpenti Seduttori is bornFirst conceived in the late 1940s, the Serpenti collection has long been known for its strong design. Uncompromisingly elegant, the artisanal aesthetic stands out thanks to a unique combination of vibrant ..