|Winding:||Automatic, Central Rotor Automatic Winding|
|© Bulgari||Complications:||2-Button, 7-Column Chronograph, Chronograph, Column Wheel Chronograph, Date|
|Hands:||12 Hour Chronograph Hand at 6:00, 30 Minute Chronograph Hand at 3:00, Central 60 Second Chronograph Hand, Central Hour Hand, Central Minute Hand, Date Window at 4:30, Small Seconds Hand at 9:00|
|Distinguishing Technical Characteristics|
Clockwise Balance Cock
|Production: 2014 – Current|
Cal. BVL 328 is an automatic integrated chronograph movement from Bulgari. The company refers to it as “Velocissimo” in marketing materials. Although Bulgari often suggests that this movement was an in-house design, it is in fact based on the famous El Primero design from LVMH sister company, Zenith.
Cal. BVL 328 is an advanced high-beat movement, with a silicium escapement ticking at 5 Hz (36,000 A/h). It uses a column wheel to operate the chronograph mechanism, and this is visible just past 6:00 on the back.
Bulgari uses Cal. BVL 328 in the Octo L’Originale chronograph watch line. It was introduced in 2014 and continues in production as of 2020.Images are taken from official publications and are used here for commentary and educational purposes. Copyright is held by the original owner as noted.