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The Bulova Precisionist Black & Rose Gold

Equipped with a high-frequency quartz movement with a sweep seconds central hand and scintillating diamond dot indexes - Bulova spins another twist on the ultra-accurate Precisionist watch

 

Bulova is a watch brand that has always remained steadfast in its approach to unique watchmaking. It has endeavoured to stay at the forefront of timekeeping technology with several innovations including its tuning fork technology used inside the popular Accutron watch and the remarkably accurate Precisionist. Ever since the company was founded in 1875 it has carved out a reputation for itself, having featured in the first radio ad during the 1920s to promote its mass-produced Swiss-built timepieces to the entire globe. Bulova continued to push forward with research and development, creating incredibly accurate wristwatches during the 20th century. During the 1960s and 1970s, Bulova focussed on its tuning fork technology with the famous Accutron watch, which has only been surpassed in the last ten years with the brand’s HAQ (High Accuracy Quartz) watch, the Precisionist.

 

The Precisionist watch has been keeping accurate time on the wrists of Bulova fans for ten years now. The manufacturer marked this occasion earlier this year with the release of the Precisionist X Special Edition Chronograph watch – a tool crafted from polished black ion-plated stainless steel with grey Damascus top inserts, a smoky translucent lens over an exposed date ring, and a unique limited edition number engraved into its 50-meter water-resistant caseback. In this article, we’re looking at another member of the Precisionist watch family. The reference: 98D149 is integrated with precise timing to 1/1000th of a second and is clad in a luxurious black and rose gold aesthetic. The watch is more aquatically focussed, with a water resistance that exceeds that of the limited edition Precisionist X Special Edition watch covered here. Instead, it features a 300-meter water-resistant case whilst still holding the manufacturer’s proprietary three-prong quartz crystal at its centre.

 

When it comes to Precisionist watches – the clue is in the name. These wristwatches were not just built to sporty chronograph standards. Yes – they offer the desirable sports watch aesthetic - but the core of the design is much more focused on accuracy than you may at first realise. Precisionist watches are popular for many reasons. The three-prong quartz crystal, developed by talented craftsmen and highly skilled specialists at Bulova, is capable of performing at a staggering frequency. Surpassing the capabilities of any standard quartz movement, it operates at a vibrational frequency that is eight times greater - 262kHz to be exact. This produces a flawlessly gliding second hand – a feature that is usually associated with mechanical wristwatches.

 

 

In addition to the graceful sweeping central second hand, Precisionist watches also feature little details that embody values of quality and authenticity. The B-shaped motif acting as a counterweight balance at the base of the second hand is one example – the Infinity logo being another. To protect the performance of the hi-beat quartz movement, Bulova chooses from a premium selection of robust, high-quality materials. Some of these materials include mineral crystal glass fronts, leather bands, strong metal bracelets and 316L hypoallergenic surgical grade stainless steel cases.

 

Adhering to these standards in expert watchmaking, the Bulova Precisionist reference 98D149 is a bold and stealth-like men’s model measuring a daring 46mm diameter. Its case has been crafted from a dark grey Ion-Plated stainless steel material integrated with 300-meter water resistance and topped with a strong scratch-resistant mineral crystal glass front. The glass has also been integrated with layers of anti-reflective technology to assist with timekeeping whether under direct sunlight during the day or artificial lighting by night. Speaking of which, if you do happen to find yourself caught in low-light conditions or need to reference the time at night, you can do so thanks to a layer of luminous materials applied to the surface of the central hour and minute hands. The baton indexes arranged with precision around the hour track are represented by scintillating round brilliant-cut diamonds. Together with a rose gold-coloured bezel, the colour of the hands are matching and are in-line with the rest of the luxurious design.

 

 

The display of this Bulova Precisionist watch is a two-tone black and grey colour and has been equipped with a useful date feature at 3 o’clock, represented in a retrograde style. This feature, along with other details like the iconic Bulova lettering at the top of the dial, are all protected underneath a curved mineral glass lens. As mentioned earlier, this Precisionist watch is powered by the brand’s quartz crystal Precisionist movement with a 262kHz vibrational frequency. The sweeping central hand is a focal feature to admire when watching the passing seconds of the day as they tick by.

 

The Bulova Precisionist black and rose gold watch with diamond dot indexes will appeal to those who like bold and daring designs underpinned by a strong sense of luxury. The sumptuous watch is completed on a dark grey ion-plated stainless steel bracelet with two elegant rows of rose gold links running down the central section. The watch is available to order from Jura Watches now by visiting the following link, or why not give our sales team a call and speak to someone in person to place your order on 01335 453453.

Technical Specifications of the Bulova Precisionist black and rose gold watch

  • Case: 46mm – dark grey ion-plated stainless steel – curved anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass front – the screw-down crown – screw-down caseback = 300-meter water-resistant
  • Dial: Two-tone black and grey – rose gold coloured hands and indexes – luminous-coated hands – 11 diamond dot indexes – retrograde date at 3 o’clock
  • Movement: Powered by a quartz crystal - Precisionist movement - 262kHz vibrational frequency
  • Strap: Dark grey ion-plated and rose gold coloured bracelet – fold-over safety clasp
  • Price: £579
  • Reference: 98D149
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