First launched in 2012, the Bulgari Octo is probably the most placing watch creations of the final decade. Naturally, the spectacular Finissimo saga, which turned the Roman Maison into the grasp of ultra-thin mechanical watchmaking, instantly involves thoughts. However as its identify suggests, the Finissimo is a component of a bigger household, the Octo. Its design combines angles, curves and a rounded octagonal form with Bulgari’s subtle design. The model now revisits the Octo Roma to create a substitute for the Finissimo. Certainly, the brand new Octo Roma is extra versatile and fewer radical; it’s extra relaxed, sportier and sturdier whereas retaining the model’s distinctive model. It is available in totally different fashions and with a brand new interchangeable strap/bracelet system. We had the chance to satisfy with Antoine Pin, Managing Director of the Bulgari Watch Division, and Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, their Product Creation Government Director, to find this tasteful redesign of the gathering.
Naturally, the primary and first modification to the Octo Roma pertains to the case. Its design has been meticulously reworked to grow to be much less radical and extra versatile. If the look stays acquainted, quite a bit has been modified. The form is extra rounded, the bezel is new, and the faceted lugs and crown guards have been redesigned. And naturally, the usage of new actions (as an example, a brand new chronograph) additionally has an influence on the design. The unprecedented and sturdy development, together with a screw-down crown, ensures that the watch is waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (300 ft). The dials are actually textured – with a clous de Paris (hobnail) sample – with luminescent utilized indexes for the time-only and chronograph in distinction to the flat, polished dials of the earlier Octo Roma watches.
One other main improve, the brand new Bulgari Octo Roma is now fitted with a user-friendly and sensible interchangeable bracelet/strap system. So, now you can change the look of your Octo Roma in seconds with no device. Final however not least, the Octo Roma can be provided at a lower cost level than the Octo Finissimo, making for a (comparatively talking) extra inexpensive possibility.
As talked about earlier than, an entire new assortment of Octo Roma is launched with fashions starting from time-only to issues.
The Octo Roma Computerized
The Octo Roma automated is available in a flexible 41mm diameter. It’s powered by the in-house calibre BVL 191, working at 4 Hz and with 42 hours of autonomy when totally wound. The dial is embossed with a advantageous clous de Paris sample in blue, anthracite or white.
Fast info: 41mm x 9.15mm metal case – 100m waterproof – black, anthracite or white dial – automated BVL 191 calibre – polished and satin-brushed chrome steel bracelet with a folding clasp – interchangeable strap system – extra rubber bracelet with pin buckle included – EUR 7,900
The Octo Roma Chronograph
Measuring 42mm in diameter, the Octo Roma Chronograph is the primary within the assortment to be powered by the brand new BVL 399 calibre (with a Bulgari BVL 191 base calibre and a Dubois-Dépraz module).
Fast info: 42mm x 12.4mm metal case – 100m water-resistance – black or blue dial – automated BVL 399 calibre – polished and satin-brushed chrome steel bracelet with a folding clasp – interchangeable strap system – extra rubber bracelet with pin buckle included – EUR 9,900
The 4 Octo Roma Tourbillon Watches
The Octo Roma can be an ideal platform to accommodate issues, and 4 tourbillons are offered. The primary two, the Octo Roma Placing Papillon Tourbillon and Placing Tourbillon Saphir are technical and trendy takes on the Roma offered in 44mm titanium instances. The opposite two, the Octo Roma Treasured Naturalia and the Octo Roma Treasured Tourbillon Lumière, are a possibility to showcase the model’s jewelry experience.
Fast info – Octo Roma Placing Papillon Tourbillon – 44mm x 11.9mm DLC-titanium case – 50m water-resistance – automated BVL 332 calibre with central tourbillon, butterfly minute show and leaping hours – rubberised alligator strap – EUR 115,000
Fast info – Octo Roma Placing Tourbillon Saphir – 44mm x 11.65mm DLC-sapphire- titanium case – 50m water-resistance – manual-winding skeletonised BVL 206 calibre with flying tourbillon – rubberised alligator strap – EUR 80,000
Fast info – Octo Roma Treasured Naturalia – 44mm x 11.35mm rose gold case – 50m water-resistance – manual-winding BVL 206 calibre with flying tourbillon and tiger’s eye inserts – alligator strap – EUR 200,000
Fast info – Octo Roma Treasured Tourbillon Lumière – 38mm rose gold case set with 267 spherical brilliant-cut diamonds (~2,48cts) and bezel set with 48 spherical brilliant-cut diamonds (~1,58cts), rose gold crown set with cabochon-cut ruby – waterproof to 30m – manual-winding skeletonised rose gold BVL 208 calibre with tourbillon – alligator strap – EUR 200,000
For extra info, please go to www.bulgari.com.