Bvlgari has more than 350 watch workers, mastering dozens of dazzling precision craftsmanship, from Le Sentier, Saignelégier to La Chaux-de-Fonds, in Bulgari distributed throughout Switzerland In watch factories, workshops and manufacturing factories, they tirelessly pursue excellence …
The watchmaking team of Bvlgari Watch Factory currently has more than 350 members working in four different locations in the Jura mountain region of Switzerland. The place where the watch factory is located is the center zone that inherits the most precise and exquisite craftsmanship of horology. The Bvlgari watch factory continues to make breakthroughs and has now fully controlled the production of mechanical watch movements, including large complex watch movements, ultra-thin manual winding movements, and standard Solotempo automatic winding basic movements. Not only that, the manufacture of the watch’s external components, such as metal cases, bracelets, high-end dials, etc., are also completely independently produced. The Bvlgari watch factory has integrated watchmaking technology for several years, and now has reached a stable state, which has also made Bulgari one of the outstanding elites of Swiss watchmaking.
Today there are only a few watchmaking brands that can fully grasp the complicated process of manufacturing clocks and watches: from design and research and development, manufacturing mechanical movements, to manufacturing metal cases and bracelets. Whether it’s a classic or streamlined watch, a complex or advanced watch, the key to watchmaking lies in the love of this art. Just like top-level works of art, it takes a huge team of art experts to put in years of enthusiasm and persistence. Behind these complex works is a fusion of many generations of skills and cutting-edge innovations. The manufacturing process of precision watches is a huge and complex network, with various technologies related to each other and independent of each other, or based on the most advanced contemporary technology, or presented by mature traditional techniques.
Bvlgari Watch Factory is now proficient in all watch manufacturing processes and processes, and produces all kinds of watch fines completely, which is exactly the strength that top international brands should possess.
After vertical integration, Bvlgari Watch Factory is solid and progressive, and continuously completes all the technical achievements required for manufacturing watches; first, create various production departments, lead the overall situation, and draw the first sketch from the design department; the technical department uses the sketch as the basis Research on your own development until the final stage of rigorous testing. Each process is located in a different factory area, all located in the core area with the longest tradition and the most pure skills. Among them: Le Sentier workshop specializes in manufacturing large complex watches and ultra-thin Finissimo movements; Le Sentier is responsible for manufacturing and assembling Solotempo movements; Saignelégier is specifically responsible for manufacturing gold or steel cases and bracelets; La Chaux-de-Fonds Specializing in the production of top dials. In addition, Neuchâtel is the control center of the production process. It is responsible for assembling each watch and performing final control.
The heart of the watchmaking process is the mechanical movement. In the most sophisticated and complex models, more than a thousand components are compatible and integrated in a very small space of a few centimeters. Of course, following the quality standards inherited from complex movements, the Bvlgari watch factory also uses them to make simpler movements, such as Finissimo and Solotempo movements. Whether it is an ultra-thin manual or automatic movement, these strict requirements apply to the entire manufacturing process, enabling all products to meet the highest standards of flawless perfection.
There is no doubt that the movement is the core of a mechanical watch, but the power unit is only an important part of the watch. The external components of the watch are also important. The technology involved in manufacturing the case, dial, and bracelet is also complicated. . For Bulgari, all components and processes must meet the most stringent requirements. The expertise of manufacturing top dials is the same as that of top-level movements. It can be seen that the manufacturing of dials also relies on the precious experience accumulated over many years.
In the same way, the Saignelégier factory, which is responsible for the manufacture of cases and bracelets, is also a team of various professionals. The watch factory’s operating guidelines fully comply with the strict standards of Bulgari’s most classic and best product series. Entering this factory, people feel the illusion like the furnace of the vulcan god, the computer-controlled hydraulic machinery continuously works to cut gold or steel blocks; in the grinding workshop, all products are manually processed, of course Including the finest and smallest bracelet links.
These craftsmen who enable the continuous operation of the Bvlgari watch factory are distributed in different factories, representing dozens of very professional technologies and industries, fully coordinating operations every day, and the methodical operation is like ballet. Patience and enthusiasm, the pursuit of absolute precision in the smallest details, and the creation of outstanding original products with passion are their mottos. Aiming for perfection and perfect harmony in the wonderful fusion of Swiss expertise and Italian aesthetic creativity.
Bvlgari watches and jewelry have a very close relationship. Watches and jewelry are the areas where the brand is good. Bvlgari watches and jewelry have the same rich core values. Like complex-function watches, superb craftsmanship is also the core key to making jewellery watches. The jewel elements of each jewellery watch are carefully crafted by the Bulgari jewelry factory in Valenza, Italy or the high-end jewelry workshop in Rome, according to different product characteristics and preciousness. This type of production uses traditional dewaxing casting techniques. Professional goldsmiths clean, combine, and polish all metal components, shaping bracelets and gem-set bases, and other watch components. Every detail is paid special attention to, and each element is perfectly close to each other is the most basic requirement. This also ensures that the wrist can move naturally when the watch is worn, and the clasp and the inlaid base can be skillfully combined. At the more complicated stage of gem setting, professional knowledge and skilled skills are needed to ensure that each gem is firmly set in place. Finally, all watch components and movements came to Neuchâtel for assembly. After the final rigorous inspection and control, an exquisite watch was born.