Bulgari introduced the Diagono Scuba more than 20 years ago, and at one time even offered a slightly more extreme version with 2,000 meter water-resistance and an automatic helium-release valve (Ref. SD42SVDAUTO, 2003). The current model, launched in 2015 during Baselworld, is a bit more like a “gentleman” diver. To be more precise, it’s one of those watches that go equally well with a suit for the office, or with shorts at the beach.
The latest dial color available for the Bulgari Diagono Scuba is (dark) blue and has already started to surface at some of the brand’s boutiques, right in time for summer.
The watch is powered by Bulgari’s in-house caliber BVL 191 (191 components; 28,800 vph/4Hz; 26.2 mm x 3.8 mm; 26 jewels) which debuted in 2013 in the Bulgari Bulgari watch. The automatic movement is produced at the company’s facility in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and features côtes de Genève decoration and a 42-hour power reserve. The oscillating weight is mounted on ceramic ball bearings. And, surprisingly, the black date disk goes well with the dark blue dial.
The 41-mm case offers a water resistance of 300 meters and a unidirectional bezel, and comes on either a blue rubber strap with stainless steel buckle (Ref. 102504 DP41C3SVSD), or a steel-link bracelet with folding clasp (Ref. 102586 DP41C3SSSD). The price difference between the (matching) rubber strap and the stainless steel bracelet is $550; prices start at $6,550.
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