In the late 19th century a family of silversmiths, The Bulgari's, moved from their tiny Greek Village Epirus to Rome. Sotirio, the family founder. opened his first store in via Sistina Rome. In the early 20th century, his two sons Giorgio and Constantino, became fascinated with precious stones, watches and jewelry. Though they were remarkably skilled in creating jewerly masterpieces, they were still operating within the confined rules of theFrench Goldsmith School. In the mid 50's Bvlgari moved away from these strict French Goldsmith rules, and began creating exceptionally unique styles.
The inspiration was drawn from the very air they breathed and from the land they had descendant, from Greek and Roman classicism, Italian Renaissance and the19th Century Roman School of Goldsmiths.
In the 70's Bvlgari opened a store in New York, Geneva, Monte Carlo and Paris. Then in the 80's, Bvlari introduced the "Bvlgari Bvlgari Watch" an instant success and a pivotal m0ment in Bvlgari's place in Horology. Bvlgari Watches are a perfect blend of Italian design and Swiss craftsmanship.
Bvlgari incorporates a vast amount of knowledge and skill to develop the movement of each watch. The Watches with Grand Complications may take up to 10,000 hours for development and an additional 1000 hours for production, finishing and setting. As with the Blue Quadrato Ladies Watch, Bvlgari believes that the key element, of the case, is to convey the Italian style and design. Every single aspect of manufacturing a Bvlgari Luxury Watch ,from an idea to completion, is meticulously carried out with the tiniest detail in mind.
A large collection of Bvlgari Watches as well as the classic "Bvlgari Bvlgari Watch" can be found at The Watchery.