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October 8, 2009updated Feb 06, 2013

Bertolucci Unveils Distinction Volta Line

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

In the Distinction universe of Bertolucci, elegance, pure lines and refinement take pride of place. Creativity, innovative shapes and style all feature in the Distinction models: sophistication and glamour, gracefulness and beauty are all key characteristics. Whatever the state of the soul, the imagination takes flight, the quest for novelty and beauty shines forth in a magic world of gentleness and ultimate elegance to satisfy all desires.

The new Distinction line VOLTA launched by Bertolucci in 2009 inherited its name from the timeless phrase “C’era una volta”: “Once upon a time”…

The four models of the new VOLTA collection reveal to you the secrets of eternal Italy, which has inspired the Brand since its creation.

Like a wave which gracefully flows beneath the Mediterranean blue waters, VOLTA plays with the sun’s reflections, leaving behind the memory of its sensual curves and summer scent. Seduced by the softness and the beauty of the sunny coasts of the Italian Riviera, it washes its diamond-like foam onto its shores of opalin.

The two different movements allow the simultaneous display of the two time zones on separate sub-dials: one placed at 10 o’clock playing with original applied indexes pointing to its centre; the other placed at 4 o’clock where four metallic Arabic numerals shine on mother-of-pearl circled with by a metallic ring.

In the evening time, the dials, whose generous opening is set with two diamond waves at 2 and 8 o’clock, will sparkle in perfect harmony on the wrist of the evening beauties … Only the Gods will be able to resist the tempting sound of the sirens, as adorned by the most Italian of the Swiss watchmakers.

Experience the summertime with VOLTA and let the waves rock you, while flowing back and forth perpetually on the gold and silver pebbles, revealing the sparkle of diamonds, the turquoise hue of blue steel, the depth of opalin and the tender pink of sapphires.

Evoking the mineral deep-sea world, the first two versions adorn a white silvered opalin or black galvanic dial set with almost 100 diamonds, a polished stainless steel case on an alligator strap and equipped with a stainless steel pin buckle.

The third version reveals the glimmering sun’s reflections under the seawater (case and pin buckle in 18Kt 5N rose gold, white opalin & mother-of-pearl dial on an ocher alligator strap).

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Material Stainless steel
Size Round, 42.00 mm diameter, 8.20 mm thickness
Finishing Mirror polished
Glass Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance 30 meters (3 ATM) – 100 feet
Functions Hours & Minutes; Time setting crown at 10 o’clock
Second time zone Hours & Minutes; Time setting by a corrector on the case back (no crown)
Case back Screw-on with 4 screws


Base Black opalin with a wave pattern set at 2 & 8 o’clock with 92 diamonds – 0.28 carat (single cut diamonds in FGH colour and VVS clarity); “BERTOLUCCI” at 6 o’clock printed in silver; principal sub-dial at 10 o’clock with a concentric pattern silvered circled, second sub-dial at 4 o’clock in black mother-of-pearl with a rhodium plated metallic ring

Index 11 “flame” indexes applied on the principal sub-dial, rhodium plated; 8 point indexes and 4 Arabic numerals applied on the second sub-dial, rhodium plated; 1 diamond – 0.01 carat – set on the principal sub-dial (full cut diamond in FGH colour and VVS clarity) and rhodium plated symbol Bertolucci “B” applied at 6 o’clock

Hands “Dauphine” polished, rhodium plated

Movements Swiss Quartz Watch, calibres ETA 51/2 x 63/4 976.001 & 47/8 E01.701 (batteries’ life ≈ 50 & 42 months)

Bracelet Black alligator leather strap with interchangeable spring bar, on stainless steel pin buckle + extra strap: white technological satin on steel pin buckle

Référence 1213.50.41.107D.501

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