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$13,750 USD

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Auction Ended
07/28/22
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Lot #1560

Bulgari City Watch Limited Edition Set of 28

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Introduction

First launched in 1975 as a limited edition run of 100 pieces, the Bvlgari Bvlgari is a timepiece with exclusivity in its DNA. Introduced as a mainstay within Bvlgari’s offerings in 1977, the deceptively simple collection began to feature strong Italian design inspiration and grow with several unique variants featuring different dial types, strap combinations, case materials and so on. With an engraved double-branded bezel atop a round case forming its aesthetic anchor, the collection soon became synonymous with Bvlgari as a watchmaker and grew in importance. As such Bvlgari used the timepiece to grow their footprint across the world with the City Series, whereby a limited production of individually-numbered Bvlgari Roma examples were dedicated to cities across the world. Offered here we have 28 individually-sealed examples from the batch of 900 produced as part of the City Watch series. All unworn, these 28 timepieces feature a sleek blacked out plastic case with a matching black dial with golden inscriptions, hands and indices which go on to match its gold winding crown. A monochromatic masterpiece of design, the Bvlgari Roma has become one of the brand’s iconic pieces of design and this City Series pays homage to one of the world’s most iconic cities, quite the combination indeed.

Loupe This Scorecard

Grade

M 10

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Briefcase, 28 Sealed Watches and Booklets

Est. value range

$15,000 – $20,000

The Details

Brand

Bulgari

Dimensions

33mm

Model

Roma City Series

Movement

Automatic

Reference

BB 33 VLP

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

1993

Condition

All unworn and individually sealed

Material

Plastic and Gold

Included

28 individually sealed watches and a briefcase

Dial Color

Black

THE DIAL

Featuring a simple black dial, each of the 900 examples sold as part of the Los Angeles series is individually numbered on their dial in gold font that matches its golden hour markers and hands.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Featuring a blacked-out aesthetic, the Roma City Series features a 33mm carbon case that matches its sleek black dial with golden dial furniture and crown which stand out against their black backdrop.

THE SET

In instant collection, 28 watches and a briefcase set all with matching serial numbers.

Condition

Watches are new and still sealed in plastic from the factory. A true "Time Capsule" collection.

Our Perspective

It is not every day that 28 timepieces from the same limited production come up for auction, but at Loupe This we love to exceed the ordinary - so here are 28 individually-sealed examples from the same limited production. Paying homage to one of the world's most iconic cities, it is only fitting that Bvlgari used one of their best-known and most recognizable designs.

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1560

Bulgari City Watch Limited Edition Set of 28

Sold

$13,750

Ended
07/28/22