When Greek silversmith Sotirios Voulgaris (or “Sotirio Bulgari” in Italian) opened a jewelry and antiques shop in Rome in 1881, he had no idea that his small business would be worth a fortune. His brand will one day become one of the biggest luxury brands in the world. However, despite its long history, But the company didn't enter the watch world until nearly a century later in 1980, when they opened a manufacturing facility in Switzerland. Since then, Bvlgari has been responsible for some amazing models.
Bvlgari watches lie at the intersection of Italian design and Swiss precision. Although the company initially relied on third-party movements such as the Zenith El Primero, they now manufacture most of their calibers in-house. Bvlgari has earned a reputation for creating extremely flat movements, as seen in the Octo Finissimo. Tourbillon At just 1.95 mm thick, it is one of the flattest movements in the world with a flying tourbillon. The Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater and Octo Finissimo Chrono GMT are also among the flattest.
Greek silversmith Sotirios Voulgaris founded Bvlgari in Rome in 1884. He opened several jewelry and antique shops three years ago. He began operating under the name “Old Curiosity Shop” and sold mostly Art Deco jewelry until the 1930s.
In the 1950s and 60s, Hollywood royalty like Elizabeth Taylor, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Lau. Rain discovered the brand. This led to Bvlgari's international advancement. By the mid-1970s, the company had stores in New York, Paris, and Monte Carlo.
Bvlgari was founded as a serious manufacturer of luxury watches in 1980, with its roots in Bulgari Haute Horlogerie SA in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. They reinforced this status with the acquisition of Gérald Genta's brand in 2000. Bvlgari has been part of the luxury group LVMH Moet Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE since 2011.