In Complesso Monumentale Sano Spirito in Sassio, Bulgari unvieled its newest watch called the Octo. With this watch, Bulgari has tried to capture the Roman influences and architectural designs that it values. This Octo watch, whose name refers to the case that has eight sides, is a unique and quite beautiful watch.
The case of this Bulgari Octo watch measures 41.5 millimeters in width. This is a fairly large but good size for this watch. It comes in two different versions that include the 18k pink gold or a stainless steel. The rose gold version has a black ceramic crown that looks nice next to tohe black dial. This case is water resistant up to 100 meters. Inside the case is in-house made automatic movement call the Bulgari Caliber BVL193. This high-end movement is new to the Octo watch and offers not only hour and minute functions but also date function. It also has a power reserve of up to 50 hours and features a twin barrel.
The dial of the Octo has an attractive simplicity and Italian aesthetic. The glossy black lacquer of this dial is nicely complemented by the applied gold hour indicators and hands in the pink gold version and steel hour indicators and hands in the stainless steel version.The date window can be seen at the 3 o’clock position. For those with other Bulgari timepieces, these features should be familiar. One can appreciate the classical three-hands and date functions as they are easily visible.
Technical Specifics of the Bulgari Octo:
In-house manufactured case, screw-lock crown and screw-down case, water-resistant to 100m
41.5 millimeters size
Black lacquered, pink gold or rhodium facetted hour-markers
11.5-lignes BVL 193, mechanical calibre automatically wound by a unidirectional oscillating weight
25.60mm X 3.70mm
Hours, minutes and seconds, semi-instant date window at 3 o’clock
Double barrel ensuring a 50-hour power reserve
4 Hz – 28,800 vibrations per hour
Bridges snailed and adorned with Côtes de Genève motif, chamfered and polished bridge edges, circular-grained main plate, satin-brushed wheels, polished pivots
Tone-on-tone diamond polished jewel surrounds
Black alligator leather with steel or pink gold double-blade folding clasp
This fascinating and intriguing watch is currently priced at $9,500 for the steel version and $28,300 for the 18k pink gold version. This piece is surely to become a popular collection for Bulgari with its complex case, simple dial, and high durability.