Introducing: The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatique (Exclusive Live Pics, Full Specs, Pricing)
The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatique, another world record holder.
The Octo Finissimo Automatique is the third world record for super flimsy watchmaking to be seized by Bulgari, following on the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon from 2014, which has a development just 1.95mm thick, and the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater from a year ago, whose caliber BVL 362 is 3.12 mm thick.
In profile, you can get a feeling of exactly how flimsy this watch is.
The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatique is housed in the Octo Finissimo assortment’s unmistakable faceted case; in this occasion, executed in sandblasted titanium. Bulgari plainly expects the watch to both allure on the strength of its own style and specialized highlights, just as to additional concrete the company’s accreditations as a specialized pioneer. A significant part of the edge Bulgari has in this last regard comes from its securing in 2000, for 37.6 million CHF, of Gerald Genta SA and Daniel Roth SA, and the company’s way of life as a watchmaker is a combination today of Swiss watchmaking ability and Italian plan flair.
The dial has a particular realistic component to it
It is by all accounts a beautiful amazing combination, with Bulgari driving or competing now in numerous basic specialized classifications, while keeping a particular plan language. Chief Jean-Christophe Babin says, “We are utilized at Bulgari to go where others don’t. This is essential for our spirit and spirit.”
The faceted hauls are essential for this current line’s DNA.
“Baselworld 2017 exhibits once again this methodology inside the field of extravagance watches, with a third world record, the Octo Finissimo Automatique that follows the two past Octo Finissimo Tourbillon and Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater.”
The type BVL 138.
On the wrist, the watch wears incredibly well.
Records in super meager watchmaking are hard to break, albeit the most recent couple of years have seen the class become one in which a few unique brands have been competing all the more vivaciously. There are presently a few curiously level repeaters, tourbillons, and time-just watches available (the super meager chronograph field having been obviously stale for some time).
The combination of titanium development and super flimsy design makes this one unimaginably light watch.
The most slender full-rotor selfwinding development as of now underway is the Vacheron Constantin type 1120, made by Audemars Piguet, which is, in the no-date rendition, 2.45mm thick; anyway the Bulgari cal. BVL 138 at 2.23mm thick, is currently the most slender self-twisting development underway. (Piaget’s long out of creation microrotor type 12P was 2.3mm thick, and the significantly slimmer Lasalle type 2000 was 2.08mm thick; anyway the last was incredibly hard to make and support, and not altogether solid; creation was suspended in 1979.)
The interface arm band is sharp and geometric.
The Octo Finissimo Automatique is everything current Bulgari watchmaking is about.
At dispatch, the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatique will retail for $$13,900 on a coordinating titanium wristband; the lash variant will retail for $12,800.
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The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatique: development, type BVL 138 Finissimo, programmed winding through a platinum miniature rotor; enhanced with Cotes de Genève, chamfered spans, and a roundabout grained mainplate; 2.23mm thick x 36.60mm, 21,600 V/H, 60 hour power save. Case, 40mm in sandblasted titanium, straightforward case-back, 5.15mm thick; titanium crown with earthenware embed; water-impervious to 30m; titanium dial, dark hands with PVD treatment; titanium arm band with collapsing catch or dark crocodile calfskin with titanium pin clasp. See Bulgari’s watch assortments online at Bulgari.com.