THE DIAGONO SCUBA GETS A COLOURFUL BOOST IN LUMINOUS WHITE, SPARKLING YELLOW AND DYNAMIC ORANG
DIAGONO SCUBA is the sportiest Bulgari watch. Right from 1994, this stylish, high-performance diver’s watch water-resistant to 300m easily met the expectations of sea lovers and watersports enthusiasts. Bulgari now springs a vivid surprise with three new variations of the DIAGONO SCUBA attired in white, yellow and orange. The colours are bright and brimming with energy, bringing an additional ‘cool factor’ to the dynamic lines of an exceptional diving model.
White is a luminous symbol of purity and clarity. In this interpretation, DIAGONO SCUBA plays with contrasting material and finishing effects, notably with the satin-brushed finish of the stainless steel case and the one-way rotating bezel. The hour-markers, large numerals and rhodium-plated hands coated with Super-LumiNova® stand out clearly against the background. The immaculate dial naturally extends into a white vulcanised rubber strap, secured by a steel pin buckle. The reflective nature of white creates an optical effect of enlargement, although the DIAGONO SCUBA actually asserts a distinctive yet reasonable presence with a 41 mm diameter and a thickness of just 10.75 mm.
These dimensions are shared by the two other colourful versions. Yellow has since ancient times been regarded as symbolising success. This warm and dynamic shade attracts attention and promotes concentration, qualities that are bound to please devotees of water sports and related nautical activities. Above and beyond its style, this glowing version proves particularly pleasant to use in the heat of the action, with its immediate readability by day or night thanks to luminescent hands and hour-markers. Its tangy energy proves extremely compelling.
In addition to these sterling qualities, the bubbly and zestful orange version adds a singular touch of personality by daring to introduce a colour not often seen in the watch industry today. Orange is believed to spark the imagination and whet the appetite. This highly dynamic and energetic shade is attuned to a joyful lifestyle. It’s a warm shade that grabs attention and facilitates communication. Frank Sinatra had made it his favourite colour and liked to say that “orange is the happiest colour”. It provides a forceful expression for the inherent strength of design.
Surprisingly, this watch designed as a men’s watch has become a style statement on the wrists of Italian women looking for a more assertive water-resistant model, while preserving a chic and elegant look compared with many others that are full-on instruments for professional scuba divers. A sophisticated trend, born under the Mediterranean sun, and which has since become a token of recognition among fashionable women on many shores the world over.
Design accentuates performance
Style thus supports performance, since DIAGONO SCUBA is a fully qualified diver’s model, water-resistant to a depth of 300 metres, and powered by Calibre Solotempo BVL191: a self-winding movement developed and assembled in-house. Endowed with a 42-hour power reserve, it beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour ensuring optimal precision. Its indications focus firmly on essentials: hours, minutes, large seconds hand and date.
In addition to its all-terrain nature, the DIAGONO SCUBA is also a resolutely all-purpose watch. Entirely in its element when used in water, on the beach, when scuba diving or engaged in all kinds of underwater activities, it is also perfectly at ease in the more relaxed circumstances of daily life… And of course for urban wear, thanks to its bold style and distinctive personality. Bulgari cannot deny its dual heritage: that of a Rome-based jeweller building on more than 130 years of creativity and specific skills, while endowed with substantial experience in the realm of Swiss haute horlogerie. An ideal combination for imagining exceptional watches merging the sparkling boldness of Italian style with the precision required by exceptional timepieces – a category to which the DIAGONO SCUBA unequivocally belongs.
Calibre Solotempo 191, Manufacture-made self-winding movement entirely designed, developed and produced in-house: 28,800 vph (4Hz); 42-hour power reserve; hours, minutes and seconds, date window at 3 o’clock; snailed, sandblasted and adorned with Côtes de Genève motif; bevelled and polished bridge rims, circular satin-brushed wheels, burnished pivots, chamfered holes; domed and polished screw heads.
Case and dial
Stainless steel case, 41 mm in diameter: notched one-way rotating bezel serving to measure dive and decompression times, screw-locked crown with ceramic insert; water-resistant to 300 m. White, yellow or orange dial depending on the model, hours and hands coated with Super-LumiNova® treatment guaranteeing perfect legibility.
White, yellow or orange vulcanised rubber strap fitted with a stainless steel pin buckle.
DIAGONO SCUBA in steel with white rubber strap (41mm). HK$46,500
DIAGONO SCUBA in steel with yellow rubber strap (41mm). HK$46,500
DIAGONO SCUBA in steel with orange rubber strap (41mm). HK$46,500