Fragment Design is a titan of contemporary vogue. Because the ‘90s, Fragment Design has left its minimalist, streetwear-inspired imprint on all the pieces from Nike sneakers to Starbucks espresso and even a customized luxurious yacht, and collaborations with watch manufacturers type a big a part of its repertoire as effectively. Bulgari’s first pairing with the Japanese vogue powerhouse happened in 2020, and for 2021 the Italian marque returns to the partnership to ship a sleekly minimal and surprisingly rebellious twist on its most elemental design. The brand new restricted version Bulgari Bulgari Fragment 2021 provides a punchy and pared-back look with a surprisingly informal bent, creating one thing far outdoors the model’s typical wheelhouse within the course of.
The case design of the Bulgari Bulgari sequence is by far its defining characteristic, and the Fragment 2021 retains the clear and vocal spirit of this sequence intact whereas inserting an array of customized touches. Measuring in at 41mm, the polished stainless-steel case of the Bulgari Bulgari Fragment 2021 blends minimalist type with vibrant Bulgari prospers. The easy cylindrical mid-case, slim straight lugs, and undersized pillbox crown all type a easy and inoffensive backdrop for the model’s extra attribute touches in photographs. Like the remainder of the road, the Fragment 2021’s pure point of interest is its broad flat polished bezel, engraved with the daring Romanesque “BVLGARI” inscription that adorns most of the model’s choices. For the 6 o’clock half of the bezel, nonetheless, the normal second “BVLGARI” script is changed with “FRGMT” – an abbreviated model of Fragment Design. It’s a slickly built-in nod to the collaboration that retains the ethos of the design alive, but additionally boldly proclaims itself in photographs. Fragment Design’s different customized case touches are comparatively subtler. The three o’clock crown is topped with a black ceramic insert stamped with the Fragment Design lightning bolt emblem, and round again the identical lightning bolt brand makes an look printed atop the sapphire show caseback. Bulgari charges the Bulgari Fragment 2021 for less than 50 meters of water resistance, however given the design’s lack of sporting pretensions that is comprehensible.
Whereas the case of the Bulgari Bulgari Fragment 2021 dabbles in minimalism with daring accents, the dial totally commits to the minimal aesthetic with a virtually featureless design. There aren’t any indices or scales of any sort to disrupt the straightforward matte black primary dial floor, and dial textual content is restricted to a daring Bulgari and Fragment Design co-signature at 12 o’clock together with a counterbalancing lightning bolt brand at 6 o’clock. Apart from these printed options, the one different factor to disrupt the dial floor is an easy cutout date window at 3 o’clock. The brightly polished stick handset maintains the basic total look, whereas offering stark distinction with the primary dial floor for simple legibility in photographs.
Contained in the Bulgari Bulgari Fragment 2021 beats the in-house BVL 191 Solotempo computerized motion. Cleanly and handsomely embellished with Côtes de Genève throughout the winding rotor and round primary bridge, the BVL 191 is a good if unspectacular performer with a 42 hour energy reserve at a 28,800 bph beat price. The model’s selection of straps for the Bulgari Bulgari Fragment 2021 is more likely to be probably the most divisive factor of the whole design, with a love-it-or-hate-it pair of nylon NATO straps. The bolder of the 2 includes a multi-stripe sample in black, medium grey, and royal blue, and wearers may also swap to a easy black NATO strap for a barely extra reserved look.
Bridging the hole between dressy minimalism and informal streetwear seems to be, the restricted version Bulgari Bulgari Fragment 2021 delivers a singular tackle the model’s most minimal sequence with impactful outcomes. Solely 600 examples of the Bulgari Bulgari Fragment 2021 shall be made, and shall be accessible by means of approved sellers in mid-November 2021 at an MSRP of $4,900. For extra particulars, please go to the model’s web site.