Ducati and Bulgari, two of Italy's most legendary motorcycle and luxury companies, have teamed together to create a special product designed specifically for the discriminating Ducatista who also has perfect taste in timepieces. Both businesses are incredibly enthusiastic about their work and take pleasure in their distinct style and extensive heritage.
The outcome of the collaboration is the Bulgari Aluminum Ducati Special Edition chronograph, a magnificent sports watch produced in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces to celebrate Bulgari's partnership with the iconic Italian motorcycle company. In one bundle, the clock embodies greatness, performance, and excitement. The chronograph has a bold Ducati red dial, as well as three sporty sub-dials inspired by Ducati's classic tachometer design. The hour markers also relate to the racing-inspired design of the Italian motorcycle company. A striking black backdrop, white indexes, and red sphere make up the timepiece's other defining traits.
In a statement released by Ducati, Andrea Ferraresi, Director of Ducati Centro Stile, remarked, "The collaboration with Bulgari is based on many elements that we have in common, first and foremost the fact that it is another Italian brand for which design is much more than a corporate asset, it is a true raison d'être. The quest for lightness, obsessive attention to detail, the use of fine materials and the creation of a distinctive and immediately recognizable design are the values that have inspired us in this project."
"I had a great pleasure to visit once again the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale in Italy and exchange with Andrea Ferraresi, discussing the many parallels between motorbikes and watches, our common passion for the beauty of the mechanics and the Italian design approach. For this special collaboration the Bulgari Aluminum model was a natural choice due to its combination of materials, sporty character and iconic look. The red color and the recognizable font that we use for the numerals on the dial are a nod to the captivating universe of Ducati motorbikes.”
The watch has a 40 mm aluminum body with a black rubber bezel and strap, as well as titanium crown and chrono pushers. The mechanical automatic BVL 130 movement, which ticks at 28,800 vibrations per hour and is water-resistant to 100 meters, ensures tenth-of-a-second precision. The titanium case back, which has an anti-wear DLC coating, is etched with the Ducati name and production number to testify to the special edition piece's uniqueness. The watch is housed in an unique anodized aluminum case with a rubber interior and a soft-touch surface with the Ducati and Bulgari emblems.