The iconic Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati and the jewelry Maison Bulgari joined forces to create the Bulgari Aluminum Ducati Special Edition chronograph. This elegant sports watch is offered in a limited edition of one thousand pieces.
The collaboration with Bulgari is based on many elements that we have in common, first and foremost the fact that it is another Italian brand for which design is much more than a corporate asset, it is a true raison d’être. The quest for lightness, obsessive attention to detail, the use of fine materials and the creation of a distinctive and immediately recognizable design are the values that have inspired us in this project. Working on this project with Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, Bulgari’s Product Creation Executive Director, whom I have known for 15 years, was a way of bringing together our passions: motorbikes and high-end watchmaking. – Andrea Ferraresi, Ducati Centro Stile Director
The Bulgari Aluminum Ducati Special Edition features a stunning dial in Ducati red color and three subdials with a sporty style inspired by the Ducati rev counter graphics: black background, white indexes and red sphere. The hour markers also draw inspiration from the aesthetics of the Italian motorcycle manufacturer.
I had a great pleasure to visit once again the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale in Italy and exchange with Andrea Ferraresi, discussing the many parallels between motorbikes and watches, our common passion for the beauty of the mechanics and the Italian design approach. For this special collaboration the Bulgari Aluminum model was a natural choice due to its combination of materials, sporty character and iconic look. The red color and the recognizable font that we use for the numerals on the dial are a nod to the captivating universe of Ducati motorbikes. – Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, Bulgari’s Product Creation Executive Director
The watch is crafted using premium materials. Its 40 mm diameter aluminum case features the iconic bezel and bracelet in black rubber, while the crown and chronograph pushers are made of titanium. The chronograph is water-resistant to 100 meters and the mechanical automatic BVL 130 movement, beating inside at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour, ensures tenth-of-a-second accuracy.
The titanium case back, with anti-wear DLC treatment, is engraved with production number. The watch is housed in a special anodized aluminum case with rubber interior and soft-touch finish.
The Bulgari Aluminum Ducati Special Edition chronograph is already available for sale in Bulgari stores and with authorized retailers as well as on the brand’s website.
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