The angular and highly effective Octo Finissimo assortment has deservedly dominated the watch division of Bulgari and in doing so has left loads of room for a line with a softer contact on the Octo design. Enter the new-for-2023 Bulgari Octo Roma and Octo Roma Chronograph watch collections that ship precisely that: A softer, extra informal manner of mixing angles and curves.
Mannequin: Octo Roma, Octo Roma Chronograph
Dimensions: Octo Roma: 41mm-wide and 9.15mm-thick; Octo Roma Chronograph: 42mm-wide and 12.4mm-thick
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Case Materials: Stainless Metal
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless Metal
Crystal/Lens: Sapphire crystal
Motion: Octo Roma: In-Home BVL 191; Octo Roma Chronograph: In-Home BVL 399
Energy Reserve: 42 hours
Working Frequency: 4Hz
Worth & Availability: Octo Roma: €7,900; Octo Roma Chronograph: €9,900
The Bulgari Octo Roma is the three-hand model with a date that debuts with three dial colour choices that vary between white, anthracite, and blue. The case measures 41mm-wide and simply 9.15mm-thick, making the Octo Roma one of many slimmest 100m-rated watches in its phase. Each factor of the Octo Roma has been restyled by Bulgari together with the attribute lugs, center case, crown guards, and bezel.
The lugs are noticeably softer and extra rounded, taking off a lot of the edginess that’s created by the mixture of what seems to be the identical bracelet however way more angular lugs on the Octo Finissimo. The huge utilized hour markers, good dial distinction and legibility, and sturdy water resistance collectively trace at Bulgari’s intentions of creating the Octo Roma a each day wearer — a requirement it has to carry out exceptionally effectively if it desires to achieve success on this extremely aggressive phase.
The Bulgari Octo Roma Chronograph sneaks two pushers into this up to date design, making this addition arguably one of many nicer integrations of this function in latest reminiscence. There are simply two dial variations right here, a blue and a black one — a “panda dial” in white, though definitely not on-brand for Bulgari, would have been enjoyable to see. The BVL 399 motion seems to be a modular resolution provided that the caseback reveals only a base caliber with none chronograph elements on show — on modular actions these are typically put in on the dial aspect of the caliber and are therefore coated by the dial. Till just lately Bulgari used to borrow LVMH sister model Zentih’s El Primero, an enthusiast-enticing selection that additionally had an impact on the value.
The Bulgari Octo Roma is a tastefully executed, self-critical revision by Bulgari — an organization that’s intelligent sufficient to want to keep away from changing into a one-watch model carried by nothing else however the Finissimo. Whereas the Octo Finissimo has deservedly earned its excellent fame, it’s also true that many will want a watch with a softer type and extra quantity from the model. The brand new Bulgari Octo Roma watch is priced at €7,900 and the Bulgari Octo Roma Chronograph is priced at €9,900 and all references include a stainless-steel bracelet and a color-matched rubber strap included. You possibly can be taught extra on the model’s web site.
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