THE THIRD WORLD RECORD FOR BVLGARI
The Octo Finissimo Automatic is the slimmest ultra-thin self-winding watch on the market to date, representing BVLGARI’s third successive world record. After introducing its Tourbillon in 2014 and the Minute Repeater in 2016, the Maison unveiled its new Finissimo creation featuring a total thickness of just 5.15mm, while its self-winding movement, the Calibre BVL 138, is just 2.23mm thick for a 40mm diameter.
The iconic Octo Finissimo collection is once again pushing the boundaries of watchmaking feasibility and masculine formal elegance to an unprecedented contemporary style for the world of ultra-thin watches.
To ensure smooth energy regulation, the newly developed in-house movement BVL 138 Finissimo beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour and has a 60-hour power reserve. Automatic winding is accomplished via the platinum micro-rotor, a guarantee of efficiency. The watch is water-resistant to 30 metres. Despite the constraints involved in developing an ultra-thin watch calibre, the movement is hand-decorated with Côtes de Genève and circular-grained finishing, resulting in a timepiece that is extremely impressive in watchmaking terms, while maintain a chic and simple outward appearance.
The Octo iconic case confidently flaunts its paradoxical nature that is both very pure and yet very complex, expressed through a strong and daring design. Built in reference to the masterpieces of Italian architecture, its soul and inspiration are entirely attuned to the Roman roots of the Maison. Playing with perspective and light effects, its facets provide shimmering reflections that naturally draw the gaze. The case and dial are attired in titanium, featuring a sandblasted surface that lends a highly contemporary note to the watch. To guarantee the legibility and the highly contemporary contrast effect, the hands and hour-markers are coated with a black PVD treatment. Prolonging the sensual pleasure procured by the light feel of titanium, the watch comes equipped with a titanium bracelet composed of supple and perfectly articulated links.