At this year’s Geneva Watch Days, Bulgari once again showcases its tradition and artistry in jewelry. Two exceptional timepieces from the record collection of the slimmest wristwatches, the Octo Finissimo Automatic and Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar, are presented in cases crafted from “CarbonGold.” This material combination of high-tech carbon and gold elements was introduced by Bulgari in 1993.
This very lightweight and matte anthracite-colored alloy imparts a striking elegance to the Octo Finissimo CarbonGold Automatic and Octo Finissimo CarbonGold Perpetual Calendar. The hour markers, numerals, hands, characters, and crown are fashioned in gold, forming a striking luxurious contrast against the backdrop of high-tech style.
The Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar, honored with the prestigious Aiguille d’Or prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2021, marked the Maison’s 7th record for slimness. Its calibre, the self-winding BVL 305 measures only 2.75mm thick.
Despite its svelte design, this work horse offers a substantial power reserve of 60 hours and the intricate complication of a perpetual calendar, ensuring precise displays of the date, day of the week, and month, while even taking leap years into account through a retrograde indication until 1 March 2100, when the leap year will be omitted following the Gregorian calendar.
Pricing for the Octo Finissimo CarbonGold Perpetual Calendar is marked at $89,000.
The new Octo Finissimo CarbonGold Automatic has a diameter of 40mm and a height of 6.9mm. The time-only watch is powered by the automatic in-house caliber BVL 138, which is only 2.23mm high. Meticulously finished, it features a micro-rotor and provides a power reserve of 60 hours.
The Octo Finissimo Carbon Gold Automatic retails for $26,800.
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