OCTO FINISSIMO MINUTE REPEATER PUSHES THE UTTERMOST LIMITS OF THE STRIKING WATCH, COMBINING THE HIGHEST WATCHMAKING SAVOIR-FAIRE WITH POWERFUL AESTHETIC
After the world’s thinnest tourbillon model launched in 2014, Bulgari takes a new step in the ultra-selective field of the ultra-thin high complication watches, by introducing the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater, the thinnest minute repeater on the market. Endowed with a degree of complexity which is inversely proportionate to its thickness (3.1 mm for the Manufacture calibre and 6.85 mm for the case), this new masterpiece is strongly distinguished by an aesthetically elegant and contemporary design. The watch case is made entirely of titanium, chosen to ensure lightness and the best possible sound diffusion. The hour-markers on the dial – also made from the same metal – feature an incised, cut-out design, as too does the small seconds counter at 6 o’clock: the openings serve to amplify resonance inside the case and thereby optimise the sound effect. The circular-section gongs directly affixed to the case are individually fashioned and finished by hand throughout the production process. The two hammers are crafted with the same meticulous care. The extreme miniaturisation of the 362 components housed within this extremely slim case is vividly illustrated in the centrifugal strike governor, featuring a total diameter of just 3.3mm including its two inertia-blocks. The pusher activating the striking mechanism, fitted with an “all or nothing” safety device, is positioned on the case middle at 9 o’clock. It is designed to guarantee continuous water resistance to 30m. This exceptional hand-wound movement delivers a 42-hour power reserve once fully wound.
The Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater embodies a complete paradigm shift in terms of slenderness and lays the foundations of a new approach to mechanics and to classic complications, all the while preserving the legendary status they command and cultivating the finest watchmaking traditions. The timepieces is issued in a strictly limited 50-piece edition.
Ultra-thin Manufacture Minute Repeater movement, mechanical hand-wound, BVL Calibre 362; indication of the hours and minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock; 21,600 vph, thickness 3.12mm, 28.50mm in diameter; 42-hour power reserve; hand-crafted finishes: Côtes de Genève, circular graining and chamfering.
Case and dial
Titanium case, 40mm in diameter, total thickness 6.85mm; titanium crown set with a ceramic insert, sapphire crystal caseback; titanium dial with cut-out hour-markers and small seconds counter, facetted hands with diamond-polished tips; water-resistant to 30m.
Vulcanised black alligator leather strap, triple-blade titanium folding clasp