With a name that evokes the grandeur of Venice’s water parades, the new “Bucintoro” version 2.0 from Venezianico is a horological nod to the legacy of seafaring and the art of watchmaking.
The Bucintoro chronograph is a celebration of Venetian craftsmanship and horological progress, combining historical reverence with modern ingenuity. Venezianico’s decision to etch the image of the swift Venetian ship on the case back of the timepiece serves as a constant reminder of its maritime heritage and the speed that once dominated the Venetian lagoon.
Striking a balance between old-world charm and contemporary design, the Bucintoro watch features a 42mm case crafted from durable 316L stainless steel. This case is noticeably slimmer than its predecessor, with a refined thickness of just 11.7mm. Its proportions have been carefully calibrated to enhance the watch’s poise on the wrist, ensuring comfort without sacrificing the elegance synonymous with the Venezianico brand.
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A touch of technological artistry can be found in the watch’s complex sapphire crystal. The double curvature of 1.9 mm adds a subtle yet striking element to its aesthetics, harmonizing form and function.
The Bucintoro is presented in two different color palettes, each one catching the eye and underlining individual style. The “Panda” version features a white dial set against black counters and a tachymeter ring – a timeless look that exudes sophistication. The Reverse Panda has a black dial with silver counters and a black tachymeter ring for a sporty and elegant look.
At the heart of Venezianico’s latest marvel is Seiko’s NE88 movement, renowned for its precision and reliability. This modern chronograph caliber is equipped with a trio of counters that provide accurate readings of the minutes, seconds and hours. The inclusion of a column wheel and a vertical clutch places the Bucintoro firmly in the realm of high-end chronographs.
Venezianico offers four versions of the Bucintoro, each designed to reflect the wearer’s personal taste. With options featuring the Canova steel bracelet or the handcrafted Italian leather straps, the watch reflects a commitment to quality and finesse. For those who prefer a different touch, there’s the option to purchase a rubber strap, enhancing the versatility of this watch to transition from formal to casual with ease.
This chronograph can withstand the pressure of up to 100 meters underwater, and the BGW9 Super-LumiNova® on its hands ensures readability in low-light conditions.
The nautical-inspired Venezianico “Bucintoro” chronograph is a tribute to the nautical history that continues to inspire men of distinction. With its feet firmly planted on the decks of tradition and its eyes set on the horizon of innovation, the Bucintoro is destined to become a beloved timepiece for those who appreciate a seamless blend of history and horological craftsmanship.
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