Octo, the geometry of perfection
It is a strong, charismatic personality radiating a distinctive character. Neither round nor square, but an harmonious and balanced symbiosis of the two basic shapes giving rise to the octagon – symbolising the geometry of perfection. Its eight-sided structure framed by a round bezel proclaims a bold yet subtle break with the aesthetic conventions of pure classicism. The powerful identity of Octo establishes new codes of references in the future world of men's luxury watches.
This new pure and powerful creation from Bulgari perfectly mirrors the Brand's masculine watchmaking values, imbued with charisma, personality and extremely graphic stylistic sophistication. This contemporary aesthetic ensemble is combined with an understated and classic reading of time offering the traditional usual functions. The shape of the Octo breaks with the conventional codes of this type of watch and radically renews them by asserting its distinctly horological nature through perfectly refined proportions creating an harmonious balance.
The in-house manufactured case of the new Octo comprises a total of 110 facets. All are meticulously hand-finished with alternating polished and satin-brushed surfaces, in harmony with the overall degree of execution characterising this new model of which the interior is also guided by a single criterion: excellence.
An emblematic creation naturally deserved an equally exceptional “engine”. Octo is powered by Calibre BVL 193, driving indications of hours, minutes, seconds and date window at 3 o'clock. This mechanical movement automatically wound by a unidirectional oscillating weight mounted on ball bearings – a guarantee of optimised winding – is equipped with two barrels. It guarantees enhanced long-term isochronism, synonymous with regularity of rate and thus precision. The 11.5-lignes Calibre BVL 193 beats at a cadence of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and provides a 50-hour power reserve. The finishing of the movement parts is of extremely high quality, including polished pivots and satin-brushed driving wheels. An elegant in-house crafted black lacquered and polished dial accentuates the overall purity of this new model with its traditional analogue display entirely in tune with the wealth of aesthetic features characterising the Octo line.