Bulgari's latest timepiece, Diagono Scuba goes to show that sportswatches do not necessarily have to look overtly sporty while negating refinement and elegance. Wear this from the sailboat to a cocktail party as its aesthetic and contemporary edge makes for a versatile accessory. This summer sees an upgrade from its classic 1994 version with cases of 18K pink gold and/or steel fitted with a metal bracelet or rubber strap; while technical specifications boast a water resistance up to 300 metres, Manufacture BVL 191 Solotempo calibre, and instantaneous date change equipped with a stop-seconds device serving to block the balance when the crown is pulled out—an energy-saving disconnecting system that avoids wear of the pinions.
"The approach that guided the reinterpretation of the new Diagono Scuba absolutely had to preserve the spirit of the Scuba first-generation: an extremely chic watch symbolising Italian elegance," says Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, director of Bulgari's Watch Design Center. "The essential elements of the original design have been maintained: a dial and bezel picking up the architectural codes of the Roman column and arches, as well as similar hands and hour-markers."