Bulgari Creates Diagono Calibre 303 Chronograph Watch

Jan 28, 2010
The illustrious watchmaker Bulgari is proud to announce its Diagono Calibre 303 chronograph watch, which represents a successful combination of extreme aesthetic and technical refinement.

The name of the Bulgari watch stems from the ancient Greek word “agon”. When translated into English, it sounds like “athletic contest”, referring to Myron’s Discobolus, which happens to be a source of inspiration for the model’s simple, dynamic and modern style.

Since its original appearance 20 years ago, the Diagono collection has successfully gone through time and conquered its place at the pinnacle of timelessness. The line’s continuous development does not undermine its exquisite classical characteristics, which include a sophisticated architecture.

The Bulgari Diagono Calibre 303 watch is animated by an automatic mechanical movement – the caliber BVL 303, entirely hand-crafted in the brand’s workshops. To engineer this movement, which incorporates 303 individual parts, the company’s specialists have invested 3,520 hours of painstaking efforts.

The movement’s integrated construction with a column wheel and a pinion with a vertical clutch is bound to fascinate true connoisseurs. This smart system keeps the chronograph seconds hand away from skipping when it starts, stops or is reset, thus offering a remarkably precise distribution of the chronographic functions. The chronograph buttons are channeled for most comfortable grip.

The mechanism ensures an easy way of measuring short time periods by virtue of three graduated 12-hour, 30-minute and 60-second sub-dials. They are kept company by a date aperture, located at 6 o’clock.

The sapphire crystal case-back shows off the enchanting details of the movement, including such decorative elements as graceful Cotes de Geneve, perlage and satine soleil finishes. The movement features a balance wheel making 21,600 alternations per hour. Studded with 37 jewels, the movement boasts a 40-hour power reserve.

All technical treasures of the new Bulgari watch are housed in a 42 mm case, manufactured from 75 elements and sculptured in brushed steel. Its thickness is 12.95 mm. The case is fitted with a polished 18K white gold bezel, embossed with the Bulgari logo. The masculine external ring, with a unique protection of the crown, houses the pins for an elegant strap. The water-resistance of the watch is down to 100 meters.

The case of the Diagono Calibre 303 chronograph embraces a three-level dial, embellished with a vertical and satine soleil finish. It is completed with hand-applied faceted indexes and flange. Indicating hours, minutes and seconds are faceted hands, treated with Superluminova C1 coating.

The extraordinary Bulgari Diagono Calibre 303 chronograph watch is mounted on a blue alligator leather strap, equipped with a three-prong stainless steel folding buckle and the safety system.

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