Intelligent luxury watch—Bulgari Diagono Magnesium Concept Watch

It isn’t a smart watch, but it’s an “intelligent watch.” So states Bulgari of their headliner watch at Baselworld 2015, the Bulgari Diagono Magnesium, an idea piece produced for the brand’s new Diagono Magnesium collection, that provides its owner both a conventional mechanical movement and electronic use of an electronic “wrist vault” filled with helpful data.

The Bulgari Diagono Magnesium is the effect of a partnership between Bulgari and WISEKey, a Swiss firm that is an expert in digital security and knowledge storage. In stark contrast using the producers of smart watches, as well as towards the number of traditional Swiss watch firms that have taken care of immediately all of them with their very own “connected” watches, Bulgari had little interest in creating what it really calls “multi-functional devices missing any real added value” or “objects a lot more like a gaming system than the usual luxury watch.”


Bulgari’s form of an “intelligent luxury watch” is run by a self-winding mechanical quality (having a 28,800-vph frequency along with a 42-hour energy reserve), using the only electronic components as being a cryptographic nick and invisible antenna embedded in to the movement and outfitted with WISEKey’s NFC (Near Area Communication) technology. This allows the timepiece to deliver an electronic certificate towards the “Bulgari Vault,” an application the owner downloads and creates on his IOS or Android smart phone (using its own NFC nick).


The dog owner then simply just places the timepiece close to the phone to activate the electronic vault and start storing and taking advantage of data. A few of the ways to use we’ve got the technology would come with while using watch to keep and access pass codes, make secure obligations, activate an security alarm remotely, open vehicle doorways, access transport tickets, as well as other options.


Based on Bulgari, NFC technology is easily the most secure approach to data transmission up to now, needing the two products storing the information maintain very close closeness to one another to be able to connect, unlike Bluetooth along with other wireless technologies. In addition – and when you’d question the DNA of the concept watch is Europe instead of Plastic Valley – the encoded information within the “Bulgari Vault” is saved inside a cloud that’s physically located in an subterranean military bunker within the Swiss Alps.


The Bulgari Diagano Magnesium concept watch, such as the mainstream models within the Bulgari Diagono Magnesium collection, includes a 41-mm situation whose middle is built of magnesium along with a polymer known as Look – both materials very a new comer to the watchmaking industry – having a ceramic bezel engraved using the double Bulgari logo design along with a black PVD case back. The steel PVD crown includes a black ceramic disk in the center. The Look materials are also employed for the pin buckle, which shuts the watch’s vulcanized black rubber strap. We’ll be watching intently to find out if this bold concept turns into a series-created, commercial reality.