Bulgari is an Italian jeweler and luxury goods retailer. The trademark is usually written “BVLGARI” in ancient Roman style, and is derived from the surname of the company’s Greek founder, Sotirio Voulgaris.
Although the company made a name for itself with jewelry, today it is a recognized luxury brand that markets several product lines includingwatches, handbags, fragrances, accessories, and hotels.
Sotirio Voulgaris began his career as a jeweller in his home village Paramythia where his first store is still to be seen. In 1877, he left for Corfu and then Naples. In 1881 he finally moved to Rome, where in 1884 he founded his company and opened his second shop in via Sistina.
The current flagship store in via dei Condotti was opened in 1905 by Bulgari with the help of his two sons, Constantino (1889–1973) and Giorgio (1890–1966).
Bulgari opened its first international locations in New York City, Paris, Geneva and Monte Carlo in the 1970s. In 1984, Sotirios’ grandsons Paolo and Nicola Bulgari were named Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the company and nephew Francesco Trapani was named CEO. In 1995, the company was listed on the Borsa Italiana.
The company’s Swiss subsidiary, Bulgari Time S.A., is responsible for Bulgari watch production. It was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Neuchatel. Bulgari Time SA employs about 500 people.
Today, Bulgari watches make up approximately 29% of the company’s total turnover. Bulgari has started developing its own calibers and parts, including highly complicated mechanisms and basic calibers. The Bulgari watch collection comprises the following lines: Bulgari-Bulgari, Assioma, Rettangolo, Ergon, and Diagono.
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|BVLGARI||Most Watch Movements||CW||650-950|
|Aluminum Chronograph: AC 38 TAVD||MVA 080||Both||650|
|Ampitheater: AT 35 GLD AUTO||BV 220||Both||650|
|Assioma Automatic||Base ETA 2094||CW||650-800|
|Assioma Chronograph||Base ETA 2894-2||Both||650|
|Assioma Retrograde Tours||BVL 261||CCW||500|
|Bvlgari-Bvlgari: BB 33 PLD AUTO, BB 33 SLD AUTO||BV 220 G||Both||650|
|Bvlgari-Bvlgari Annual Calendar: BB 38 GLAC||DD 5733||Both||650|
|Bvlgari-Bvlgari GMT: BB 33 SLDG AUTO||ETA 2893-2||Both||650|
|Bvlgari-Bvlgari Moon Phases: BBW GLMP||Base Jaquet/ La Joux Perret 3103||Both||650|
|Bvlgari-Bvlgari Squelette: BB 33 GLSK||Base ETA 2892/A2||Both||650|
|Chrono: CH 35 WSSD AUTO / BSLD AUTO||MVA 080||Both||650|
|Diagono Chrono Aluminum, Steel||MVA 080||Both||650|
|Diagono Chrono Amplificator: CHW 40 GL / AMPLI||Base ETA 2892-A2 + DD 2027 chronograph module||Both||650|
|Diagono Gold/Rubber: AL 38 GVD||Base ETA 2892-A2||Both||650|
|Diagono Professional Aqua||B77||Both||650|
|Diagono Professional Calibro 303||BVL 303||CW||800|
|Diagono Professional GMT: GMT 40 GVD||Base DD312||Both||650|
|Diagono Professional GMT Flyback||DD 21340||Both||650|
|Diagono Professional Phases de Lune||BVL 347||CCW||500|
|Diagono Professional Regatta||Base DD 42028||Both||650|
|Diagono Professional Scuba Chrono||B224||Both||650|
|Diagono Professional Scuba Diving 2000 mt.: SD 42 SVDAUTO||Base ETA 2892-A2||Both||650|
|Diagono Professional Tachymetric Chronograph: CH 40 SSDTA||MVA 80||Both||650|
|Diagono Professional Tachymetric Chronograph Split-Second (Rattrapante): CH 40 GLor GLTARA||Jaquet 8601 or Base Valjoux 7750, modified by GP||CW||800|
|Diagono Professional Terra||B130||Both||650|
|Diagono X-Pro Chronograph||BVL 312||CW||800|
|Ergon Automatic||EG 40||Both||650|
|Ergon Chronograph||EG 40||Both||650|
|Octo Bi-Retro Steel Ceramic: GG7722||GG7722||TBD||TBD|
|Rettangolo: RT 45 SSD||Base ETA 2000-1||CW||650-800|
|Scuba GMT: SD 38 SVD GMT||Base ETA 2892-A2 (GMT Module DD 312)||Both||650|
|Sotirio: SB 43||BVL 168||Both||TBD|
|Sotirio Annual Calendar: SBP 42||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Sotirio Retrograde Date: SB 42||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Sport Scuba: SD 38 SVD AUTO||BV 220||Both||650|
|Square: SQ29 GLD AUTO||Base Frederic Piguet 951||CCW||650|