Diagono Ceramic, a distinctive instrument whose dynamic and contemporary aesthetic reinterprets the fundamental values of an iconic model born over twenty years ago.
Its powerful personality asserts itself at first glance.
The new Diagono Ceramic proudly proclaims the resolutely contemporary and sporting vocation it has successfully maintained from the time of its launch. Interpreted in steel/ceramic & pink gold/ceramic versions, Diagono plays on its size as well as the colour of its bezel and of the natural rubber strap, depending on whether it is designed for men or women. In both cases, this new model asserts its undeniable presence as a distinctive timepiece and an efficient measuring instrument.
Several signature features set the seal on the Diagono collection, making it a coveted style icon : the double Brand logo engraving on the bezel; a skilfully structured case based on a complex construction; and the instantly recognisable screws securing it to the strap.
Dynamic and contemporary aesthetic appeal
Born over 20 years ago, the Diaaono line is nurtured by history and ancient mythology, an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Bulgari. Subtly evoking the Ancient Greek word agòn, meaning “competition”, the name of the model echoes the Discobulus of Myron, the famous Greek sculpture of a discus thrower underlying the aesthetic essence of this dynamically contemporary model. Its roots firmly planted in Ancient Greece bear vivid testimony to its timeless modernity.
The line has ingeniously evolved over the years, acquiring a slimmer, purer bezel providing a broader dial opening that guarantees optimal readability of the information.
Loyal to its enduring spirit, the Diagono 2012 vintage reinterprets the fundamental values of the line through a bold and refined approach. In its masculine version, this elegant chronograph features a steel or 18-carat satin-finished pink gold case measuring 42 mm in diameter. The delicately softened angles, together with alternating brushed and polished surfaces, endow it with a strong personality entirely in tune with its vocation as a sports instrument.
The overall effect is accentuated by a satin-finish black ceramic bezel bearing the double Brand logo. It is matched by chronograph pushers also made from this high-tech material, along with a ceramic-set steel or 18-carat pink gold crown.
A pure, powerful dial
Diagono Ceramic is powered by Calibre B130, a mechanical self-winding movement equipped with a chronograph module. The functions are reflected on an extremely pure deep-black dial in the two men’s versions, bearing three short-time hour, minute and seconds measurement counters that are either silver- or gold-toned depending on the version. The hands adopt the same colour codes in accordance with the version, while the date appears through a window at 4.30.
This distinctive watch is teamed with a mono-block black rubber strap featuring steel or 18-carat gold inserts, ensuring an excellent hold on the wrist as well as a supple and comfortable feel. It is connected to the case via an extremely sophisticated screw-type lug system guaranteeing an ergonomic fit.
The masculine version of the Diagono Ceramic is matched by an exquisitely feminine and slightly smaller version that nonetheless carries all the collection’s keynote design codes.
Immaculate whiteness and dimensions tailored to feminine tastes
This 37 mm variation intended for women is adorned with a steel or satin-finish 18-carat pink gold case, topped with a glowing white ceramic bezel. The chronograph pushers are also made from white ceramics, as is the steel or satin-finish 18-carat pink gold crown equally set with this elegant and contemporary material.
The sporty vocation of this Diagono Ceramic is slightly softened by the immaculate radiance of the colour matched by the white mother-of-pearl dial set with eight brilliant-cut diamond hour-markers. Like its masculine counterpart, this chronograph is driven by self-winding Calibre B130 and displays the three classic short-time measurement counters for the hours, minutes and seconds, as well as the date at 4.30.
Now clearly evolving in a sphere beyond the reach of ephemeral trends, Diagono Ceramic thus escapes the grasp of time in this model imbued with timeless values expressed through harmonious proportions, and vividly symbolising refined equilibrium in terms of both form and substance.
DIAGONO CERAMIC/TECHNCICAL DATA
|MOVEMENT||Calibre BVL 130, mechanical self-winding with displays of the date and chronograph, personalised for Bulgari.
Côtes de Genève, circular-grained and snailed motifs.
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 42 hours
Diameter: 28.60 mm
Thickness: 6.10 mm
|FUNCTIONS||Hours, minutes, chronograph, date at 4.30; seconds, hours and minutes counters at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock respectively.|
|CASE||Steel or 18-carat pink gold, 42 mm in diameter (Men’s version) and 37 mm in diameter (Ladies’ version), ceramic bezel; ceramic chronograph pushers, screw-lock ceramic-set crown; scratch-resistant glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 100 m (Men’s version) and 50 m (Ladies’ version)
|DIAL||Men’s version: black dial, rhodiumed or pink gold-plated hour-markers with Superluminova®, rhodiumed or pink gold-plated facetted hands with Superluminova®.
Hand-applied facetted hour-markers on the dial and inner bezel ring; facetted hands with Superluminova® C1 treatment.
Ladies’ version: white mother-of-pearl dial, 8 brilliant-cut diamond hour-markers; rhodiumed or pink gold-plated facetted open-worked hands.
|STRAP||Mono-block black rubber strap with steel or 18-carat pink gold inserts (Men’s version); and white rubber (Ladies’ version).
Steel or 18-carat pink gold pin buckle, depending on the model.