Bulova watches may not ring a bell right away. But if you’re a true watch aficionado, you’ll know that this American brand has been around for more than a century now.
Launched in 1875 by Joseph Bulova — right at the start of America’s golden age of industrialisation — Bulova is so much ahead of its time. In 1924, Bulova unveiled its first full line of ladies’ watches, proving that it’s been a big supporter of women very early on. It was the very first brand to have done so. In an industry dominated by men and at a time where gender equality was barely heard of, this was a big milestone for the brand and for women all over the world.
In honour of this lesser-known, exceptional American watch brand, we highlight some of its exquisite ladies’ watches.
From dress watches to casual timepieces, Bulova has every style for different lifestyles.
Unapologetically lady-like, this Bulova Women’s Crystal watch is embellished with 440 Swarovski crystals on the bracelet, bezel and dial.
The full crystal-paved dial features silver-tone hands and hour markers, minute track, and Bulova detailing. An analog-quartz movement powers the 32mm slim dress watch, featuring water resistance of up to 30 metres.
Perfect for those important evening events, the Bulova Crystal is certainly a looker as it is a keeper.
Featuring the world’s first fully curved case and movement, the Bulova Curv conforms more comfortably to the wrist. This version in yellow gold-tone in white rubber strap marries functionality and style in a 40.5mm stainless steel case.
The white dial features a three-hand sub-dial sweep, yellow gold-tone accents, and diamond indexes. A high-performance quartz movement with a 262 kHz vibrational frequency runs the watch with maximum precision and reliability. Accents of diamonds in the case give the watch a subtle sense of opulence.
The watch is water-resistant up to 30 metres.
Fifty two full-cut diamonds adorn the bezel of this Bulova Precisionist watch in a stainless steel case. The silver-white dial features a date window at 3 o’clock and rose-gold hour and minute hands and indexes.
A Bulova three-prong quartz crystal Precisionist movement boasting a 262kHz vibrational frequency powers this 40mm watch. Four industrial-looking screws embellish the lugs, giving it a hint of rugged charm. It is water-resistant up to 100 metres. A blue croco-embossed leather strap with push-button deployant buckle completes the stylish look of this trendy timepiece.
Bulova Marine Star
The classic round dial and stainless steel bracelet combo is timeless for a reason. Just like this Bulova Marine Star, which goes well with every wardrobe and occasion. Certainly, this style never gets old.
Inspired by the intense deep blue of the ocean, the Bulova Marine Star is a stunning everyday watch. The mother-of-pearl dial features silver-tone hands and hour markers, diamond indexes, and Bulova detailing. You can see the date aperture at 3 o’clock. To add glamour to this classic piece, diamonds adorn the bezel.
A quartz movement is at the heart of this exquisite Marine Star watch.
Bulova Harley Davidson
Sassy and grunge, the Bulova Harley-Davidson charms the biker chic in you with its black dial and double-wrap black leather strap.
The black dial highlights Swarovski crystal hour markers and rose gold-toned hour, minute and second hands. Against a backdrop of a textured dial, the ‘Harley Davidson’ logo stands out. With its dainty stainless steel case in rose gold-tone, the watch can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.
A Japanese quartz movement powers this punk-rock watch.
With its rose gold stainless steel case and beige leather strap, the Bulova Classic lives up to its name. This is a classic and sophisticated everyday watch.
The 32mm grey sunray dial displays rose gold-tone hands and hour markers, single sub-dial, minute track and the Bulova detailing. It is powered by a Japanese quartz movement with 30m water resistance.
With its clean and understated look — and the neutral colour of the strap — the watch goes well with every shade of dress and outfit you have in your closet.
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