Bulova came to Baselworld 2016 packing a couple of new, interesting quartz chronographs that left quite an impression. Bulova is very much trying to reinvent themselves these days, looking back at their history of innovation (think Accutron and the world’s first televised ad), adding a new and exciting spark to their design direction. Though they had a lot show at Basel this year, we have two offerings to look at today; one taking a step forward and one a step into the past.
Though they dabble with mechanicals, Bulova mainly produces quartz movement watches. The brand became well known for its Accutron line, which contained the famous tuning fork movement, that lead the way for the quartz technology we have today. Still pushing innovation, they now focus on High Accuracy Quartz (HAQ) movements that few other brands compete with. Now Bulova is looking to make quartz history again with the first curved quartz chronograph movement. The CURV collection of watches boast curved cases, dials and hands that are powered by the curved 262kHz frequency movement which allows for accuracy in the seconds per year. The curved movement provides the ability to have slim and ergonomic cases that are not normally seen in a chronograph. The watch quite literally wraps around your wrist.