Apart from numerous quartz-driven watches, Bulova palette of products also consists of timekeepers with mechanical movements. One of those products from the Mechanical collection of the U.S. based watchmaker is Bulova Mechanical ladies’ timepiece, or to be more precise, three variations of this model. The timepiece is supplied with a mechanical self-winding caliber. The automatic movement is visible through a skeletonized part of the dial which includes two double heart motifs. The aperture that shows the mechanical caliber is paired with the heart-grouped sparkling stones, making the heart decorations the most prominent trait of the watch from the Bulova Mechanical collection.
The most visible characteristic visible on the watch face is the double heart motif which is repeated twice. The first one consists of an aperture that reveals the functioning of the watch’s self-winding movement paired with a conjoined heart-shaped steel ornament. This actually looks very cool, because the wearer of this women’s timepiece can clearly see how its mechanism functions, while the metaphor of a caliber being the watch’s beating heart certainly pops to one’s mind in this instance.
The second double heart motif which is located on the opposite right side of the dial is executed with the use of diamonds that are hand set on the dial. The sparkling of the heart decoration is backed up with glossy diamond hour markers placed on mother-of-pearl dials. The luxury package is rounded up with additional precious gemstones that are featured on a fixed bezel of the model by Bulova Watches.
The automatic mechanical caliber is not only visible through the heart shaped aperture on the front side of the timepiece. It is also possible to observe the functioning of the Japanese made caliber with 21 jewels through the transparent case back. The back and the front glasses are made from a scratch-resistant mineral. The face of the watch is completed with refine looking skeleton hands.
There are three different round-shaped variations of the model, with the first two being almost identical. The first version of the model with the reference number 96R122 is made with a white mother-of-pearl dial that includes round shape hour markers made from white gemstones, and is encircled with a fixed bezel completely covered with clusters of diamonds. The case of this version, just like of all the other variations has the diameter of 34 mm and the thickness of 10 mm. The first variation has a casing made of stainless steel, and a five-link bracelet made from the same metal. It is water proof to 100 meters and retails for $750.
The next version of the model from the Bulova’s Mechanical series is very much alike the previous one. The only difference is that it involves two-tone case and bracelet, as well as gold tone hands, unlike the first version that has silver toned skeleton hands. Besides, the model 98R154 has slightly lower water resistance of 30 meters, but also the slightly higher price of $800.
The third variation is somewhat different from the first two, mostly due to the different type of its bezel. It has a faceted stationary bezel with mineral glass inserts and eight diamond accents. The dial of this version is blue mother-of-pear, while its steel bracelet has three links. It is also water proof to 30 meters. Since it includes the least amount of diamonds on it bezel, it also has the lowest value of $700.