Brova started the new company to collaborate with the Recording Academy, the annual Grammy Awards – and the Latin Recording Oscar and Grammy Museum – three special edition Grammy watches, released this weekend at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards Beauty award. This is what you need to know about the new watch.
Bulova’s Special Edition Grammy watches come from the brand’s Precisionist collection, which debuted in 2010. Precisionist watches are outfitted with the Bulova-exclusive, three-prong quartz crystal Precisionist movement, which vibrates at a frequency of 262 kHz, fully eight times faster than a standard quartz watch movement. An industry first, the Precisionist movement is notable for its continuously sweeping seconds hand, which beats 16 times per second (for more on the Precisionist movement, click here), and its 4-eye, 12-hour chronograph function, providing accurate timing to 1/1000th of a second.
The watches’ 46.5 cases are in matte black IP stainless steel, with black and gold accents. The dial, which features a calendar function at 3 o’clock, is adorned with musical motifs, including sound wave patterns and the legendary Grammys gramophone logo in gold — an image that also appears on the gold-colored caseback, along with the words “Grammy Awards Special Edition.” The dials — which feature either a black or gold-colored minute track — are topped by a curved sapphire crystal. The case is 14.8 mm thick and water-resistant to 300 meters. Prices are $695 for the version with golden minute track and rubber strap; $750 for gold minute track and black leather strap; and $850 for black minute track with black steel bracelet.
President Blova called the special edition watch company “Just take a look at what it is for our music collaboration” recording academy, so it is likely that more Grammy-influenced watches are on the horizon.