BLU Creates New Galaxy Watches

Jun 05, 2009
BLU unveiled its Galaxy watch collection in 2000. It was the first brand that launched original orbiting dial wristwatches that are discreet and flamboyant at the same time. This year, BLU introduces new variations of its highly successful Galaxy watches.

The Galaxy watch demonstrates a concentrically rotating Aventurine dial, with time indicated with help of sparkling insert diamonds.

Aventurine, a man-made type of glass, distinguishes by its glittering look acquired due to copper particles suspended in it. The glass was discovered by Vincenzo Miotti in the 17th century. The Murano glass-maker accidently dropped copper shavings in molten glass and was surprised to see an iridescent glass paste. The glass-maker named the glass aventurine and received the exclusive rights to produce it.

The Galaxy watch features three concentrically rotating disks revolving at different speeds, indicating time by the position of the diamonds. The middle disk with two diamonds indicates the hours, while the outside disk with three diamonds shows the minutes. The seconds are indicated by a single diamond in the center of the dial.

The timepiece
is equipped with an automatic winding movement - Calibre BL706. The 21-jewel movement, beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, provides a 42-hour power reserve.

The case of the Galaxy watch is crafted in white gold, red gold and stainless steel. BLU has also created luxurious versions of the timepiece with the bezel and lugs paved with diamonds. The case back of the watch is produced from sapphire crystal.

The peculiarity of the case construction is represented by the cylindrical lugs rotating to offer a more comfortable fit on the wrist. The timepiece is 30-meter water-resistant.

The BLU Galaxy watch, reviewed by, embraces the wrist with an alligator leather strap fitted with a deployment buckle.

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