15 September, 2020
Without us even realizing, aluminium is everywhere around us: in the interior and exterior design of the buildings we live in, in the cars we drive, in the trains and airplanes we travel on and in phones and computers. Not only is this metal reliable but it is also appealing to the eye so is attractive to those who use the material for fashion purposes.
For example, in 2020 Bulgari has decided to re-introduce aluminum into its rubber watches with a pair of Bulgari Aluminium time-and-date and an Aluminium Chronograph, which boasts the same, but even more durable aluminum case, rubber strap, and quartz movement which dates back to the 1990s. Back then presenting a non-precious-metal watch on a rubber strap as a luxury watch was still pretty revolutionary. However, now nobody doubts aluminium aesthetic. The new collection of super thin and lightweight wristwatches are now subtly revamped and technically refreshed and deserves public attention.
The combination of black rubber and lightweight aluminium resulted in an attractive, eye-catching sports watch. The updated aluminium has automatic movements and an increased water-resistance from 30m of the original to 100 metres.
Both Aluminium time-and-date and Aluminium Chronograph models come in a 40 mm aluminum case with rubber bezel engraved with the Company's logo. The variants of Bulgari Aluminium time-and-date are powered by in-house caliber B77 that provides the watches with up to 42 hours of power reserve, while the Aluminium Chronograpg watch with is powered by a in-house caliber B130 providing the same 42-hour power reserve.
According to Stephen Pulvirent, managing editor at the HODINKEE Magazine, who has already reviewed and tested the new collection "on the wrist, these watches wear exactly as you'd hope aluminum to wear. They have that 'barely-there' weight quality and sit nice and low on the wrist". This is exactly that you would expect from high-quality aluminium watch – for it to look stylish and light, yet remain durable.