Bulgari Introduces Concept of Smart Watch

The novelty is a chip able to store and transfer data for smartphone accessory of your own

Bulgari Introduces Concept of Smart Watch

São Paulo – A Smart Watch, but not a smartwatch clock. That’s how the brand Bulgari discloses your main presentation of Baselworld this year, Bulgari Diagono Magnesium, a concept that will integrate the new collection Diagono Magnesium, that offers the user your a traditional mechanical movement with digital access to a vault of pulse “with various useful data.

Bulgari Diagono Magnesium (with the words and bold, to differentiate the model concept with other pieces from the collection) is the result of a partnership with a Swiss firm specializing in digital data storage and security, named WISEKey.

In contrast to technology companies that have launched smartwatches, and even with other Swiss watch shops have launched “connected” watches, Bulgari didn’t want to present what they call “baseless multifunction gadgets or aggregate value” or “objects that look more like a game console than with a luxury watch.

Bulgari’s version for a smart luxury watch has a self-winding mechanical movement (which operates at 28,800 vph and provides 42 hours of power reserve).

His only electronic component is a cryptographic chip and an antenna invisible, embedded in the movement and equipped with NFC system. This allows the watch to send a certificate of authentication for “Bulgari Vault”, an application downloaded directly on the user’s smartphone.

To place the clock near the phone to activate the electronic safe, it is possible to store and use data. Among the options is the use of technology for storing passwords, secure payments, activation of an alarm system remotely and even open car doors or even have access to public transport tickets.

According to Bulgari, NFC technology is one of the most secure for data transmission, once the two devices need to be next to connect, other than Bluetooth or other wireless technologies.

To ensure that the watch is 100% Swiss, even cloud data storage happens in Switzerland: the encrypted information stored in the Bulgari Vault are physically located in a military bunker in the region of the Alps.

If the phone is lost or stolen, the application will lead to the destruction of all data, making them inaccessible to third parties (but it is unclear whether the loss of clock and cell phone will allow it). The restoration of the data would be accomplished through the activation clock.

The concept features a 41 mm diameter box with the middle part built in magnesium and a polymer called PEEK, which protects the magnesium oxidation. The ceramic bezel has dual recording name of watchmaking, since other parts of the play count with black PVD coating.