This is the 35mm version of the Bulgari Diagono, fitted with a good automatic movement.  Model reference DG35SV.

HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?

From the warranty card, which matches the serial number on the case back, we can accurately date this watch to being made sold by Rabat of Barcelona in July 2009.  The case back also has an engraving for 23rd May 2009, so maybe this was a gift that was a bit late!  One of the main streets going through Barcelona is Avinguda Diagonal, so maybe the Diagono name had an influence on the purchase decision.

CONDITION

This Diagono has a lot of nice specification.  You get sapphire crystal, a good ETA automatic movement with hacking and quick set date, and a screw down crown.  But more impressive is the design that manages to be different without being distracting.  The strap is made from sections of reinforced rubber with steel joints for extra comfort.  The rubber and steel strap is quite long and shows now signs of cracks or crazing.  The original signed buckle is still fitted.  The dial has deep texture and lumed numerals and hour markers using super-luminova, as do the skeleton hands.  The rubber bezel is in good shape and the case for this watch is stainless steel – some Diagono watches were brittle ceramic, or soft aluminium, so steel is widely preferred over them (you could also order your Diagono in 18k gold, but they were 2.5x more expensive that the circa $3,000 cost of the steel model.)

This watch will be supplied with the original papers and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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​SIZE

Width with crown  39.8 mm

Width without crown  35.6 mm

Lug to lug length  45.5 mm

Case Thickness  9.9 mm

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 190mm/7.5 inches.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.

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