Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bulgari + All Blacks - The New Endurer Chronosprint Special Edition

The Endurer Chronosprint Special Edition All Blacks is a collaboration between Bulgari and the legendary rugby team from New Zealand, the All Blacks. The team captures disciplined power and athletic grace in their game, embodying a skill that has existed for generations.
Bulgari and the All Blacks share a similar pride and desire for continuance of their legacy. They are both proud of their history and dedicated to performance and success. The All Blacks hold a strong respect for their culture. Bulgari sought to capture these values in a unique timepiece and did so with the new Endurer Chronosprint All Blacks Special Edition watch.

The dial features a Maori tattoo pattern called Koru. It is crafted in high lustre anthracite and was designed by a member of the Maori, the indigenous people in new Zealand. The design symbolizes life, growth and rebirth. The stylized "tattoo" design on the dial expresses the roots of the Maori culture and represents its continuing regeneration. For Maori, the tattoo is given to warriors as a sign of manhood and to show birthright and status.

The case-back cosists of the vintage All Blacks leaf logo from 1905, a significant year for the team as well as Bulgari. It was the year that Bulgari opened its first shop on Rome's Via Condotti and also is the year that the famous All Blacks "Originals" team set out on their tour of the northern hemisphere marking the inception of the All Blacks legend.

The watch comes encased in a box shaped like a rugby ball.

The new Endurer Chronosprint All Blacks Special Edition comes equipped with the DR1306 caliber mechanical movement with automatic winding. The finishing cosists of perlage, Cotes de Geneve and chamfering. The watch has a large date display and chronosprint function. It features a 45-hour power reserve, 28'800 Vph, 27 jewels a diameter of 25.6mm and a thickness of 6.1mm. The steel case is 56mm and water resistant to 100m (10ATM). The case has a Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) treatment with PVD crown and pushers. The case-back is semi-transparent smoked sapphire crystal with "All Blacks" logo.

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