Chrono pushers integrated into the lugs…
Parmigiani’s Bugatti Aerolithe was unveiled in Milan a few months ago alongside Bugatti’s new “Lifeline Collection” of accessories and clothing, but consider it part of the brand’s 2014 stable. The Bugatti Aerolithe is a gorgeous watch inspired by a Bugatti of the same name. This watch case (Ti and white gold) has some seriously graceful and flowing curves. And look at those lugs — yes the chrono pushers are integrated into the lugs. Some might see it as a bit peculiar, but it is all done so gracefully and aerolithically that I can’t help but like it.
And the dial is also a real beauty. The deep blue color with a couple red-hands for accent, and a nice small “Bugatti” logo as well. There are a couple layers to the dial, and finishes as well — a circular sunray pattern on the outer dial, matte blue inner, and snailed chronograph counters. And how about that buckle — looks quite like the front end of a Bugatti, doesn’t it? A matching blue leather strap with red lining — Hermès leather strap, of course — finishes it off. Exquisite all around. My only quibble on an otherwise A+ watch in my book would be the tri-date window…sorry not a fan.
Parmigiani Bugatti Aerolithe Flyback Chronograph
Sketch of the Bugatti Aerolithe Type 57 (circa 1935) is in the middle