Two Italian icons in the realm of mechanics, Bulgari and Ducati come together to manufacture a new Bulgari Aluminium Chronograph Ducati Special Edition – a sleek 40 mm chronograph featuring a flamboyant red Ducati dial with three sporty counters and a date display between 4 and 5 o’clock.
Founded in 1926, since 1946 Ducati builds premium motorcycles characterized by performance engines, distinctive design, and innovative technology. Ducati motorcycles are the purest expression of refined engineering, unmistakable design and above all, a great passion. The essence of Italian style shows through the lines of each motorcycle, in which lightness, technology and high performance are at the service of all motorcyclists eager to live an incredible experience on two wheels. Bulgari with its designs that transcend conventions was naturally destined to share the energy and incandescence of this legendary brand. To encapsulate it in a precision watch model without curbing its passionate character nor compromising its spirit.
The new Bulgari Aluminium Chronograph Ducati Special Edition features three counters recessed into a deep red dial, the signature colour of the historic Bologna-based factories. Black hour-markers and Bulgari’s characteristic hours/minutes hands are filled with luminescent material. The 10, 11 and 12 o’clock numerals are a nod to the dashboards of Ducati motorbikes. The central hand measures elapsed seconds, while the black counters at 9 o’clock and 6 o’clock display the chronograph minutes and hours with red hands. The small second’s hand is located at 3 o’clock. The rubber bezel bearing the double BVLGARI BVLGARI logo is combined with the aluminium case, while the crown and chronograph pushers are made of titanium. The characteristically shaped supple strap enables all kinds of boldness. Together, these elements materialise the sensation of an accessory able to withstand any test, including those of time, travel, acceleration and performance. Italian-style class and craftsmanship that is resolutely modern, neo-retro yet firmly geared to the future, proudly flaunting its inherent vibrant nature. The ultimate accessory for spirited individuals and special witness to great escapes.
Boasting of both innovation and comfort since 2020, the Bulgari Aluminium houses BVL 130 mechanical calibre which is 4 Hz, i.e. 28,800 vibrations per hour, enabling tenth-of-a-second precision. In terms of its aesthetics, its smart Italian design does not sacrifice the feeling of having a uniquely styled modern watch on the wrist. It exudes an aura of self-confidence and of being up for any challenge, spiced up by timeless charm.
Like Ducati motorbikes, Bulgari has resolutely mastered the art of taking subtle detours and evokes Italian class with its inherent boldness. The Bulgari Aluminium epitomises the powerful crossfire of these multiple references, united within a watch model that in no way denies its historical and visual heritage.
The Bulgari Aluminium Chronograph Ducati Special Edition is an encounter between two icons, two legends of aesthetics and mechanics, embodiments of style and the self-confidence of natural-born adventurers. This visually eye-catching new model celebrates the union between the jewellery Maison and the prestigious Ducati motorbikes.
Bvlgari Aluminium Chronograph Ducati Special Edition – 103701
Mechanical automatic movement, chronograph and date, Calibre BVL 130, 42-hour power reserve, 28,800 vph (4 Hz) frequency.
Case and dial
40 mm aluminium case, titanium caseback with DLC coating and engraved Ducati logo; rubber bezel; crown and pushers in DLC-coated titanium; red Ducati dial, hour-markers and hours and minutes hands filled with Super-LumiNova®, three black counters with red hands; date window between 4 and 5 o’clock. Water-resistant to 100 m.
Rubber strap with aluminium links, aluminium pin buckle.
Special 1,000-piece Ducati limited edition
Dedicated aluminium and rubber presentation box bearing the DUCATI and BVLGARI signatures