Bulgari, formed in 1884, has been a bastion of style and luxury producing some of the most iconic jewelry collections that the world has seen. The B Zero 1 watch comes as part of a greater jewelry collection, which ranks as one of Bulgari’s more affordable lines. This series seamlessly combines watchmaking prowess and jewelry making to create an accessory so complete that it is ideal for wear under almost any circumstance.
The case of the B Zero 1 watch is crafted from stainless steel, bimetal, or 18kt gold. The size of the watch varies and can come in a 22mm version all the way up to a 35mm version. The most noticeable thing about the B Zero 1 line is the middle case which is faceted just like the jewelry piece but without the famous spring action. The watch is usually characterized by a large bezel with the inscription Bulgari engraved on it. The corrector used to set the time is found on the case back and works by being pushed in until the desired time has been reached. This feature allows the B Zero 1 to keep its perfectly round and symmetrical shape.
Dials come in various colors and are even sometimes gem set with diamonds. The dial is exceptionally easy to read, featuring triangular hour markers which are usually rhodium colored, and diamond style shaped hands also rhodium colored. Protecting the dial is a sapphire crystal, which is chosen by Bulgari for its exceptional scratch resistant properties.
This watch is powered by a Swiss made quartz movement. The B Zero 1 comes fitted with many different strap options which are usually held together by a single folding clasp. The price points on these models range from $1,500 to $2,800 for the basic steel models. Each watch is protected by a 2-year international manufacturer’s guarantee.