A closer look at the Bulgari Aluminum GMT Amerigo Vespucci Special Edition watch

The iconic Bulgari brand decently represents Italy’s rich heritage for inspiration with the launch of the GMT Amerigo Vespucci Special Edition watch. Named after a ship temporarily moored in Naples, Italy, the Bulgari Aluminum GMT Special Edition watch pays homage to the legendary ship Amerigo Vespucci and the exceptional spirit of adventure it symbolizes. In addition to watch features specifically designed for the modern traveler, this special edition timepiece is presented in the same iconic colors of the legendary ship across its white, yellow and black dial. At the same time, it sports the same sleek design combination in the aluminum case, black rubber strap and bezel. The Bulgari Aluminum Amerigo Vespucci Special Edition watch is equipped with a mechanical manufacture movement, caliber B192, 40 mm aluminum case, HMSD and GMT, black rubber bezel with BVLGARI engraving and automatic winding. Here we are going to take a closer look at the Bulgari Aluminum GMT Amerigo Vespucci Special Edition watch.


The first launch of Bulgari Aluminum GMT watches in 1998 caused a stir in the watch industry. This was attributed to the watch’s unusual combination of lightweight aluminum and a black rubber bezel, resulting in an eccentric yet exceptionally attractive sports watch. In 2020, Bulgari has decided to release the highly anticipated return of the Amerigo Vespucci watch with automatic movements and increased water resistance of 100 meters available in all chronograph, GMT and time & date models. One of the standout features of this new Bulgari Aluminum GMT watch is the thick black rubber bezel inscribed with BVLGARI. Like the namesake’s black shell, the GMT Amerigo Vespucci’s rubber bezel is trimmed in black to match the watch’s black rubber strap. The dial is adorned with bright yellow and black detailing and white 24-hour flanged numerals within a central hand-lime-coated yellow arrowhead. The elegant details of the dial represent the black railings and gold trimmings of the legendary ship, the Amerigo Vespucci. Designed with convenience in mind, the Bulgari Aluminum GMT Amerigo Vespucci watch is an efficient timepiece that offers home and local time at a glance. The sealed titanium caseback is engraved “Nave Scuola Amerigo Vespucci”. The automatic movements of the BVL 192 caliber are hidden underneath, allowing the GMT hand to be adjusted in hourly intervals. It offers an impressive 50-hour power reserve and beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. Like the previous Aluminum GMT model, the Aluminum GMT Amerigo Vespucci model shares impressive features like a 40mm aluminum case with a height of 9.70mm. Other features include; a titanium crown coated with DLC, a caseback engraved with Amerigo Vespucci’s signature logo, a black rubber strap and a black inner dial.

Dial and case

The center of the dial of the GMT Amerigo Vespucci watch is adorned with bold black and white indications designed to mimic the black hull of the Amerigo Vespucci ship with white stripes. There are large Arabic numerals at 6 and 12 o’clock and long white indexes, all coated with Super-LumiNova. This ensures that you can take accurate readings from the watch, even in low light conditions. The missing index at 3 o’clock is replaced by a rectangular date window with black numerals and a white background. This special edition watch comes with an aluminum case that is approximately 40% lighter than titanium and 75% lighter than steel. The Amerigo Vespucci watch case has a total weight of just 68.60 grams. The case back design is a little more vocal on the priceless Italian inspiration, with three different languages ​​engraved on the back, namely, Limited Edition Of 1000 in English, “Non chi cominicia ma quell che persevere”, in Italian; which means “Not the one who starts, but the one who perseveres” and Fabrique en Suisse in French. The hands and indexes are luminescent from Super-LumiNova, and the titanium rims are presented in black and gold. Other yellow-colored details of the Bulgari Aluminum GMT watch include the tip, the minute track and the circular counterweight of the central second hand. Another exceptional detail that refers to the legendary ship Amerigo Vespucci is the Italian flag placed at 6 o’clock.


According to Monochrome Watches, the Bulgari Aluminum GMT Amerigo Vespucci Special Edition watch is equipped with a Swiss-made automatic manufacture movement, which allows the GMT hand to be adjusted at one-hour intervals at the crown. The watch operates at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz) and boasts an impressive 50 hour power reserve. While sporting the BVL Caliber 192, this timepiece comes in iconic combinations particularly suited to the modern traveler. The Bulgari Aluminum GMT watch pays true homage to the Italian ship Amerigo Vespucci, with its white, yellow and black dial representing the ship’s spirit of adventure. Additionally, the watch comes with an exclusive mahogany box and is powered by the BVLGARI Swiss-Made B192 in-house movement. This special edition watch also features a black rubber bezel, 100 meters of water resistance, a DLC coated titanium crown and an impressive 50 hour power reserve.

Availability and prices

The Bulgari Aluminum GMT Amerigo Vespucci is a limited edition watch that symbolizes the true spirit of adventure of the Italian ship Amerigo Vespucci. According to Ablogtowatch, only 1,000 pieces of this watch will be made and are expected to retail for $3,950. To commemorate the legendary ship Amerigo Vespucci, the iconic watch-making brand – Bulgari has made some changes to its aluminum watch collection, giving it an improved aesthetic appearance by adding features that represent Italy’s rich heritage. Like the original model of the Bulgari Aluminum watch launched in 1998, this new Bulgari Aluminum GMT watch highlights the comfort of a unique, reliable, sporty and modern timepiece.


There’s no better watch for your summer adventure than this new Bulgari Aluminum GMT Amerigo Vespucci Special Edition watch. Since this is a limited edition, with only 1,000 pieces available for sale, get started today and pick up this fantastic timepiece for just $3,950.

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