Rome, la città eterna, exerts a robust gravitational pull on all Bulgari‘s merchandise. The enduring Octo household, which takes its octagonal geometry from Historical Roman architectural motifs, has many branches, together with the invincible legion of ultra-thin record-breaking Octo Finissimo fashions. The Octo Roma, launched by Bulgari in 2017, upholds its proud octagonal heritage however reveals softer traces and shows solely 58 sides in comparison with the dramatic razor-sharp edges produced by the 110 sides of its Finissimo brothers. For 2023, Bulgari refreshes its Octo Roma Automated Time-and-Date mannequin with a bunch of updates and a brand new Clous de Paris dial, a nod to the Swiss blood (motion) animating the gathering.
The beguiling juxtaposition of an octagon surmounted by a circle that characterises the Octo household was impressed by the octagonal coffering discovered on the vaults of the 310 AD Basilica of Maxentius within the Roman Discussion board. The extra rounded, softer traces of the Octo Roma mirror a particular Italian aptitude for being subtle but laid again on the similar time, for being elegant however not stuffy. To get a really feel for the flexibility of the Octo Roma, examine this glossy black up to date black DLC Worldtimer to this spectacular Octo Roma Monete, full with a Roman coin on the dial and ultra-thin tourbillon motion inside.
The size of the 41mm chrome steel case, with its thickness of 9.15mm, and the alternating satin-brushed and polished surfaces of the brand new Octa Roma trilogy haven’t modified. Nonetheless, the Octo Roma is now outfitted with a intelligent interchangeable bracelet/strap system. Positioned on the reverse facet of the case between the lugs, a easy click on of the pusher releases the bracelet or strap. Bulgari consists of a stainless-steel bracelet and rubber strap within the bundle. Different upgrades embody the brand new crown protector to make sure the elevated water-resistance of 100m.
Surmounted by the satin-brushed bezel with its polished octagonal base, the spherical dial echoes the case construction by incorporating one other octagonal form on its periphery. Maybe probably the most salient distinction over earlier Octa Roma fashions is the brand new Clous de Paris dial changing the sun-brushed dials. Obtainable in three colors – blue, anthracite and white – the basic Clous de Paris dials reference the Octo’s twin nationality: conceived in Italy however powered by a motion made in Bulgari’s manufacture in Switzerland.
Growing legibility, the utilized metallic indices and Arabic numerals at 6 and 12 o’clock at the moment are stuffed with Tremendous-LumiNova and the markers on the minute observe are considerably extra pronounced. Beforehand openworked, the hour and minute palms are additionally handled with Tremendous-LumiNova.
The one factor that hasn’t modified is the in-house automated calibre BVL 191 Solotempo powering the hours, minutes, seconds and date. With a bidirectional central rotor, a frequency of 28,800vph, 26 jewels and a 42h energy reserve, the motion is produced by Bulgari’s manufacture in Switzerland and is pleasantly completed with skinny Geneva stripes on the bridges and rotor and chamfered angles.
Availability & Value
The 2023 Octo Roma Automated replaces earlier references and will probably be obtainable in July 2023. Offered on an interchangeable metal bracelet with a folding clasp and accompanied by an extra rubber strap, the Octo Roma Automated retails for EUR 7,900. Extra data at Bulgari.com.
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