Here is one of three new “Daniel Roth” pieces launched by Bulgari for 2012. The first thing that attracts the eyes is the tourbillon at 6 o’clock — fully visible through a cutout in the dial. The watch makes masterful use of the iconic Daniel Roth case shape, and there are several subtle details which I find particularly compelling (see pictures, video below). The in-house, manual wind caliber DR 3300 has 2 barrels providing a commendable power reserve of 75 hours. In addition, there are three stacked cathedral gongs, each of which individually shaped and bent by hand and then annealed at 900°C, cleaned and fired at 500°C. The gongs are actuated by three individual hammers and strike a C-note for the hours, an E-D-C sequence for the quarters and an E-note for the minutes. I highly recommend watching the video as it gives you a good walk-through of the watch — minute repeater in particular. A really, really marvelous timepiece!
Bulgari Daniel Roth Carillon Tourbillon Minute Repeater
Limited Edition 30 pieces
43mm pink gold case
Bulgari Daniel Roth Carillon Tourbillon Minute Repeater VIDEO (1080p)
Something I have never seen: the crown is engraved with the individual watch number — very clever, I like it:
Upon close look you notice that the dial is made of a sapphire disk which does not attach to the case band or bezel — to better allow for the minute repeater to be heard:
sits beautifully on the wrist: