Bulgari Diagono Scuba 2016 - What's Up
The Bulgari Diagono Scuba is back and so is a type of diver’s watch that was extremely popular in Italy in the 90s, it was a trend-setter among watch fans and everybody else too. Professional divers, tycoons and sports watch aficionados all agreed on the first Bulgari Diagono Scuba, it was a sturdy timepiece that also boasted the privilege to be the perfectly successful mixture between an elegant sports watch and a professional diver’s watch.
When the Bulgari's Watch Design Center decided to re-design the new Bulgari Diagono Scuba 2016, they took their inspiration from the original idea of the Diagono Scuba. This timepiece is still pretty in fashion today and that’s why the brand has decided to re-edit some of its original design elements. Among these is the size of the glowing indexes that has been increased if compared to that of the original version, the glowing degree and the visibility degree are two fundamental features in a timepiece used for scuba-diving, the style of the winding crown has also been simplified by inserting a different special groove that has also been embellished in the middle by a round ceramic-made insert.
One of the most interesting features one can find within the 41mm case is the in-house built caliber crafted by the “manufacture” Bulgari: the BVL 191 Solotempo automatic caliber oscillates at a frequency of 4Hz and guarantees up to 42 hours of power reserve. It is an extremely compact caliber that contributes to one of the strengths of the Diagono Scuba, namely its reduced thickness, the caliber is equipped with a bi-directional winding system, polished and beveled bridges, Cotes de Geneve decorations and a quick date change feature that is automatically triggered when the time reaches midnight.
The Bulgari Diagono Scuba 2016 is already available on the market in two different versions, one version retails at 6,050 euro and it sports a blue dial and a rubber-made strap while the second version retails at 6,550 euro and it features an integrated stainless steel-made bracelet. For more information please visit the official Bulgari website.
(Photo credit: courtesy of Bulgari)
Gaetano C @Horbiter