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Bulgari and Maserati Launch Two New Octo Special Editions (Live Photos from Frankfurt Motor Show)


Bulgari and Maserati — two Italian luxury brands which first teamed up in 2012 to produce a special-edition chronograph watch — have partnered once again to create two new Octo Maserati timepieces, the GranSport and GranLusso, which were unveiled today alongside new Maserati cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Read on for more details and live photos.

Bulgari Octo Maserati Granlusso - Front

The watches are distinguished from previous Bulgari Maserati timepieces by their unusual dial design, inspired by the rev counters on a Maserati dashboard and featuring a combination of retrograde minutes and jumping hours to indicate the time. While the colors, materials, and fonts used are evocative of Maserati style codes, the watches are also distinctly members of Bulgari’s flagship Octo collection, with the multifaceted, octagonally structured case, influenced by Italian architecture, which has become so strongly associated with this Swiss-made, Italian-rooted watch brand. Beneath the round hour display window at 3 o’clock, you’ll find the famed Maserati trident emblem, a historic reference to the statue of Neptune in Bologna, where the automotive company was founded in 1914. The topstitched leather straps are also a nod to the luxurious upholstery in a Maserati’s interior.

Bulgari Octo Maserati Granlusso - Dial
Bulgari Octo Maserati Granlusso - Strap
Bulgari Octo Maserati Granlusso - strap 2

Inside the watch’s 41.5-mm Octo case, and powering the watch’s jumping hours/retrograde minutes timekeeping combo is Bulgari’s in-house caliber BVL 262, a self-winding 33-jewel movement with a 42-hour power reserve and a 28,800-vph frequency and bearing a host of haute horlogerie finishes, including côtes de Genève, chamfering, and beveled edges.

Two versions are available: the sportier GranSport edition, whose case is in black DLC-treated carbon, with a black dial highlighted by silver-toned and blue indicators, including numerals, hour indices and counters; and the more elegant GranLusso model, in an 18k rose-gold case and featuring the same black dial but here with all its indicators also in rose gold. The GranSport is mounted on a black perforated strap with blue topstitching, while the GranLusso comes on a brown perforated strap with white topstitching. Both are available only at Bulgari boutiques; prices are 10,900 Swiss francs (about $11,350) for the GranSport and 28,900 Swiss francs (about $30,100) for the GranLusso.

Bulgari Octo Maserati Gransport - Back
Bulgari Octo Maserati Granlusso - Dial
Bulgari Octo Maserati Gransport - Front
Bulgari Octo Maserati GranLusso - Wrist
Bulgari Octo Maserati GranSport - WristBulgari Octo Maserati GranSport - Wrist
5 Responses to “Bulgari and Maserati Launch Two New Octo Special Editions (Live Photos from Frankfurt Motor Show)”

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  1. Arghya bose

    Bulgari and Maserati Launch Two New Octo Special Editions —so I want to know how much prize of this two watches ???? Tell me

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  2. Stunning design. Absolutely love the retrograde. Pity about the Maserati co-branding. Wish there were one with the co-branding.

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  3. Joseph Greenberg

    Innovative and classic the rarest of combinations. Congratulations to Bvlgari and its very talented design team doing great honor to Mssr Genta and Maserati

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