Bulgari x Ducati: An Exclusive Collaboration That Revolutionizes The Standards of Luxury Sports Watches

  • Ducati and Bulgari sign a new partnership based on shared values of lightness, technology, design and passion for beauty
  • The Bulgari Aluminum Ducati Special Edition chronograph redefines the standards of luxury sports watches with premium materials and exclusive colors
  • Produced in a limited series of one thousand pieces, the watch is personalized with the Ducati brand and carries an engraving on the case back

Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), May 19, 2022 - Ducati and Bulgari announce a new partnership, a collaboration between two iconic Italian brands in their respective worlds who share a common vision of innovation and design, as well as a great passion for beauty.

The collaboration gives birth to the Bulgari Aluminum Ducati Special Edition chronograph, an elegant sports watch produced in a limited edition of one thousand pieces that celebrates the partnership between the jewelry Maison and the iconic Italian motorcycle manufacturer. A combination of excellence, performance and passion.

The Bulgari Aluminum Ducati Special Edition redefines the standards of what a luxury sports watch can be. The chronograph presents a stunning dial in Ducati red color and three subdials with a sporty style inspired by the Ducati rev counter graphics: black background, white indexes and red sphere. The hour markers also refer to the aesthetics of the Italian motorcycle manufacturer.

Andrea Ferraresi, Ducati Centro Stile Director: "The collaboration with Bulgari is based on many elements that we have in common, first and foremost the fact that it is another Italian brand for which design is much more than a corporate asset, it is a true raison d'être. The quest for lightness, obsessive attention to detail, the use of fine materials and the creation of a distinctive and immediately recognizable design are the values that have inspired us in this project. Working on this project with Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, Bulgari's Product Creation Executive Director, whom I have known for 15 years, was a way of bringing together our passions: motorbikes and high-end watchmaking.”

Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, Bulgari's Product Creation Executive Director: "I had a great pleasure to visit once again the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale in Italy and exchange with Andrea Ferraresi, discussing the many parallels between motorbikes and watches, our common passion for the beauty of the mechanics and the Italian design approach. For this special collaboration the Bulgari Aluminum model was a natural choice due to its combination of materials, sporty character and iconic look. The red color and the recognizable font that we use for the numerals on the dial are a nod to the captivating universe of Ducati motorbikes.”      

Made of premium materials, the watch features a 40 mm diameter aluminum case with the iconic bezel and bracelet in black rubber, while the crown and chronograph pushers are made of titanium. The chronograph is water-resistant to 100 meters and the mechanical automatic BVL 130 movement, beating inside at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour, ensures tenth-of-a-second accuracy.

The titanium case back, with anti-wear DLC treatment, is personalized with the Ducati brand and production number, to attest to the uniqueness of the limited edition piece. The watch is delivered in a special anodized aluminum case with rubber interior and soft touch finish, bearing the signatures of the two brands Ducati and Bulgari.

For Ducati the collaboration with another Italian brand such as Bulgari is an occasion to celebrate the excellence of Made in Italy. At the same time, this represents an opportunity to offer passionate Ducatisti experiences and products outside of the motorcycling world that enhance beauty, technology and passion.

The Bulgari Aluminum Ducati Special Edition chronograph is already available for sale in Bulgari stores and with authorized retailers as well as on the brand's website.