Bulova has always been a brand of ‘firsts’. Not only were they the brand behind the first national television commercial to be aired but they were also responsible for the world’s first radio clock, the world’s first electric clock and most famously, the world’s first fully electronic watch also known as the Bulova Accutron which promises an accuracy of 2 +/- seconds a day.
This year they have done it again by revealing the world’s first curved chronograph movement. Bulova are definitely going the right way to prove that their brand’s promise is true: ‘a Bulova watch is not only a timepiece; it is a piece of history’.
The first time I saw the Bulova Watch Curv was at Baselworld 2016 and I was immediately mesmerised by the fluid contours of the case and the amazing difference it made in comfort as it moulded to my wrist. Thankfully Bulova also realised that when you invent something so extraordinary people will want to see it, so through the open case back you can view the subtle curve in the chronograph movement.
My favourite Bulova Watch Curv out of the collection is the titanium model 98A162, not only because it was the one I got to try on my wrist in Basel but it is super lightweight and set with stunning rose gold indices and hands. The chronograph dials are set against a dark charcoal grey dial that is housed beneath a matching curved sapphire crystal glass. Despite the change in style, the Bulova Curv continues to promise a high performing movement with 262 kHz vibrational frequency offering an amazing accuracy as well as aesthetic. The Curv also reintroduces the famous Bulova tuning fork symbol at 12 o clock and on the face of the battery, a logo that had more recently only been used in their Accutron collection.
For more information on this brand new Bulova release, click here.