Bvlgari reveals the next generation of legendary, luxury watches at Bvlgari Boutique, Valletta, Malta.
A luxury watch is always high on most people’s wish lists: whether a particular brand, design or movement is the driving factor, watches are more than timepieces. They can be status symbols, lifestyle choices and rewards – think of the watch as the ultimate life gift.
Bvlgari is an Italian luxury brand with a flagship headquarters on Rome’s famous Via Condotti and a reputation, spanning over a century, for exquisite design in jewellery and fine watches.
This year, Bvlgari set a new world record at Baselworld 2018 with its unveiling of the world’s thinnest, automatic watch, the Octo Fortissimo Tourbillon Automatic.
Octo Finissimo sets the fourth time world record; a perfect blend of technical sophistication and aesthetic refinement.
At a staggering 3.95mm thickness, Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic claims a new watch industry record for the fourth time. The new Automatic movement, equipped with a Tourbillon, is a landmark and eloquently expresses Bvlgari’s mastery of the watchmaking art, duly acknowledged at last year’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, which rewarded both the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton and the Octo Finissimo.
This is clearly a case of the watchmaking art serving innovation and style, as Bvlgari has been vividly demonstrating since 2014 with the successive Octo Finissimo launches. The development and production of an ultra-thin watch is a very distinctive undertaking. It in no way represents a mere miniaturisation of an existing model, particularly with the benchmark Octo Finissimo.
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While powerfully expressed through audacity, this modernity stems from the beauty of the watchmaking art. The slimness of a watch is based on an ability to rethink, redesign and remodel volumes. It is a global approach relating to all elements of the watch, meaning the case and bracelet as well as each movement component. Bvlgari has chosen an ultra-contemporary material, titanium, to guarantee a combination of sturdiness and lightness.
In just 3.95 millimetres, Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic redefines the frontiers of Haute Horlogerie
Futuristic high-tech materials dedicated to Haute Horlogerie, acoustics and aesthetics. Much like a stealth plane, the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon is so light and slim that one could easily forget it is even on the wrist, elegantly offering a new journey through time leading straight to the future.
This year, the world’s thinnest Minute Repeater appears attired in black. Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon follows on from the model that, in 2016, set a new standard in the striking watch category. Clad in its high-performance black livery, this new execution picks up the fundamentals of its predecessor in an interpretation oozing strength, technology and a touch of mystery.
Octo Finissimo Automatic Sunblasted
Two new executions for a cult watch epitomising Italian style. Available in rose gold or sandblasted rhodium-plated steel versions, Octo Finissimo Automatic propels watch design into a whole new dimension.
Vivid, luminous colours expressed through a matt-type approach preserving the chromatic gleam of the metal: Octo Finissimo Automatic returns to centre stage with two new interpretations in rose gold and rhodium-plated steel. Following on from the titanium version launched in 2017, their sandblasted surfaces flaunt a resolutely contemporary and unexpected look to create a distinctive chromatic trilogy. The original surface treatment of these two Octo Finissimo Automatic models accentuates the sophisticated structure of an emblematic case that has – within just a few years – become a shining example of contemporary design firmly anchored in the 21st century.
A beautiful and unusual twist is for this 21st century watch to be worn with a heritage, hand crafted alligator strap.
Octo Finissimo Automatic Skeleton Sunblasted
Spectacular yet elegant, the new Octo Finissimo Skeleton enables the most discerning Haute Horlogerie connoisseurs to immerse themselves in the heart of the movement. Devotees of precision will be captivated by the incredible slim and easily understandable skeleton version with its understated, yet complex, architecture dressed in a rose gold sandblasted case.
Each component, fashioned with infinite precision, becomes part of a precious lacy pattern creating the precious, sensual impression of a watch clothed in gold. A voluptuous and fiery watch that is exceptional in terms of both its extreme slenderness and its finishes and is equipped with Manufacture Calibre BVL 128SK, a mechanical hand-wound movement powering small seconds and power-reserve displays. This skeleton mechanism measuring barely 2.35 mm thick is endowed with an approximately 65-hour power reserve. Several technical and aesthetic feats are daringly united within a highly contemporary watch.
Whatever your style, Bvlgari has your watch waiting for you. Visit Bvlgari Boutique, Valletta to find out which one it is. For further information or an appointment, please contact:
298 Republic St, Valletta VLT1110, Malta
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