The Great Innovator – The Amazing Six-Year Story of Bvlgari’s Replica Rolex Datejust

Replica Rolex Datejust

There were two models in the 1970s, the Royal Oak in 1972 and the Nautilus 1976. One Gerald Genta was the man behind these watches. He clearly had a passion for slim watches with faceted bezels. His designs displayed a dynamic tension between muscular, bold designs and slim profiles. Genta would also create an octagonal watch that had an eight-sided bezel when he created his own brand. Bvlgari purchased Gerald Genta's watchmaking business and Daniel Roth's watchmaking business in 2000. This was many decades later.

It took Bvlgari's team, Fabrizio Bulonamassa, Babin and Guido Terreni a while to see the potential of Genta's design. To achieve this they had to embark on one of the most innovative and creative programs in luxury watchmaking This complexity was due to the fact that Bvlgari's Replica Rolex Datejust model, which will be renamed the Replica Rolex Datejust in its new name, had as one of its key goals to make the world's thinnest mechanical watches. Jean-Christophe Babin says, "Regarding my competitors, movement innovation such as this hadn't really existed since the last pioneering era in the late 1960s when industry was trying to achieve the first automatic chronograph. Hamilton, Heuer and Breitling were pursuing the Caliber 11 while Zenith eventually arrived at the revolutionary El Primero.

Fabrizio Buonamassa is Director of Watch Design at Bulgari

It was never our goal to be the thinnest mechanical watch in the world. Our goal was to share the same innovation, daring and finesse that made us a leader within the jewelry and ladies' watch sectors with the men's watch market. We realized that our advantage was that we were Italian. Our watches and components are all made in Switzerland. However, from a design perspective, because we are an Italian company, our approach is more open than that of the Inspiration comes from Italian architecture, fashion, cinema and the beautiful landscape of Rome. We wanted to show the strength and elegance of Italy in bold and innovative ways.

2014: Replica Rolex Datejust Mechanical Hand-wound

Buonamassa is Bvlgari’s design director. He explains that the objective of thinness wasn't achieved in isolation. There are many brands associated with ultra-thin watches in the 20th century. This was my goal,tag heuer replica to increase this dynamic tension, the unique proposition of a watch that looked very muscular and aggressive when viewed straight on but was actually quite thin when turned on its side. Jean-Christophe said that I wanted to add something new to watches.

Bvlgari was driven to achieve dynamic tension between thin and bold by pushing the technical boundaries in every Replica Rolex Datejust component. Babin says, "The Replica Rolex Datejust was possible only because we own our dial maker, movement maker, casemaker [and] bracelet manufacturer, as it would not be possible to convince external suppliers to make the effort that we required."

The Replica Rolex Datejust Petite seconds in rose gold with hour markers galvanically grown, then transferred to the dial ((c]Revolution).

Side profile of the Replica Rolex Datejust Petite Seconds ((c)Revolution).

The Replica Rolex Datejust dial measures only 0.2mm thick

Each dial is hand finished

How much effort is this? The Replica Rolex Datejust's entire dial measures 0.2mm (0.3mm when lacquer is applied), which is thinner than the average watch. This is possible because the indexes, and even the signature of Bvlgari,Replica Rolex Datejust have to be galvanically grown. They are then transferred to the dial almost like stickers. The only thing printed on the Replica Rolex Datejust is the seconds track in its subdial. The original Replica Rolex Datejust had a manual wind movement (now replaced with a micro-rotor automatic-winding model). It measured 2.23 mm in thickness and was finished at 5.15 mm. To achieve this, the entire process of assembling the watch had to be rethought.