One of many stars of the LVMH Group, Bvlgari, the Swiss producer with Italian roots, has earned a spot within the watchmaking highlight by constantly presenting record-breaking watches with the Octo Finissimo assortment. And yr after yr, because the first one in 2014, the model doesn’t disappoint. Positive sufficient, in 2021, we noticed the introduction of the world’s thinnest Perpetual Calendar watch and winner of the GPHG 2021. However that was not all. Bvlgari additionally expanded the Octo Roma assortment and offered a cool new GMT model of the Bvlgari Bvlgari Aluminium. Right here’s our recap of Bvlgari’s finest for 2021.
Bvlgari Octo Finissimo S Metal Silvered Dial
The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automated was just about an on the spot basic when launched in 2017. Packing the thinnest automated motion out there on the time, the Octo Finissimo was greater than only a mechanical showcase of Bvlgari’s watchmaking capabilities. The sharp, angular design with an built-in bracelet rapidly made it a signature assortment. A number of editions adopted, and in 2020 it was up to date into the Octo Finissimo S, with upgraded ending, specs and dials. This yr the Octo Finissimo S Metal Silvered Dial joined the ranks, returning to the complete monochromatic look of the unique. The dial now contains a vertical brushing, whereas the remainder of the specs are the identical – nonetheless 40mm broad, 100m waterproof and nonetheless with the ultrathin BVL138 automated motion.
Fast Details – 40mm x 6.40mm – chrome steel case, brushed and polished – sapphire crystal on either side – 100m water-resistance – vertically brushed silver-coloured dial – silver-coloured utilized indices and palms – calibre BVL138 Finissimo, in-house – ultra-thin automated motion with micro-rotor – 36 jewels – 21,600vph – 60h energy reserve – hours, minutes, small seconds – built-in metal bracelet, brushed and polished – EUR 12,300
Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar
You can not ignore the truth that Bvlgari has created a mighty spectacular legacy with the Octo Finissimo vary. No fewer than seven world data – and never displaying any signal that the model is relenting – this yr, we noticed the world’s thinnest Perpetual Calendar watch ever made, which took residence the highest prize on the 2021 version of the GPHG. With a case peak of simply 5.80mm and a motion that’s about half that (2.75mm), it’s a exceptional achievement made potential by the horizontal building of the motion and the incorporation of a micro-rotor. The signature daring, angular structure stays, with the indications finished in deep black over a titanium dial. The QP format is a reminder of the work by Gerald Genta, with a retrograde date and bissextile year indication. Subsequent to the monochromatic titanium mannequin, a platinum case and blue dial model are additionally out there.
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Fast Details – 40mm x 5.80mm – sandblasted titanium case or satin and polished platinum case – 3 correctors in caseband to regulate the date, month and day – sapphire crystal on either side – 30m water-resistance – sandblasted titanium or blue lacquered dial – skeletonised palms – calibre BVL 305, in-house – automated built-in QP motion – micro-rotor – 36.6mm x 2.75mm – 35 jewels – 21,600vph – 60h energy reserve – hours, minutes, day of the week, month, retrograde date and bissextile year – sandblasted titanium bracelet or blue alligator leather-based strap – EUR 60,000 in titanium or EUR 90,000 in platinum
Bvlgari Octo Roma Worldtimer
The Octo Roma was offered initially as a softer, much less extravagant Octo. Nonetheless, the Octo DNA continues to be very a lot alive within the Roma, with the signature lugs and round dial set in an angular mid-case. The Bvlgari Octo Roma Worldtimer is a horny traveller’s watch in basic chrome steel and blue dial, or with a black DLC-coated case and a black dial. Each fashions characteristic a metropolis ring on the surface edge, with a 24h ring on the within. The center part of the dial is reserved for the time, with strongly contrasting indices and palms. The Bvlgari Octo Roma Worldtimer got here with the brand new BVL257 motion, utilizing 261 parts and developed by the Bvlgari manufacture. It’s worn on both an built-in metal bracelet or a black rubber strap with textile embossing.
Fast Details – 41mm x 11.35mm – chrome steel case, additionally out there with black DLC coating – rounded octagonal design – sapphire crystal on either side – 100m water-resistance – sunburst blue or sandblasted black dial – utilized hour indices – central hour, minutes and seconds palms – revolving time zone ring – revolving 24h ring – calibre BVL257 – built-in motion with automated winding – 28,800vph – 26 jewels – 42h energy reserve – built-in metal bracelet or black rubber strap with pin buckle – EUR 8,600
Bvlgari Bvlgari Aluminium GMT
To say Bvlgari is all concerning the Octo assortment is one thing we are able to perceive, however not totally correct. The model additionally re-launched the Bvlgari Bvlgari Aluminium final yr, and this yr launched a GMT model to the gathering. That includes all the weather that made the unique Bvlgari Bvlgari Aluminium such a groundbreaking piece, this new one continues its legacy. The segmented rubber strap, as an illustration, or the rubber-clad bezel are immediately recognisable. This GMT model has a horny blue color scheme, with touches of white and crimson. The 24h scale is split right into a crimson and blue half, with a crimson triangular-tipped hand. The central seconds hand additionally options crimson components, offering a pointy distinction in opposition to the blue dial and white indices. Energy comes from the Sellita SW330 primarily based Bvlgari B192 calibre.
Fast Details – 40mm x 9.70mm – aluminium case with titanium crown and caseback – 68.6 grams – blue rubber bezel – 100m water-resistance – matte blue dial with blue and crimson 24h GMT scale – indices and palms with Tremendous-LumiNova – calibre B192 (Sellita SW330 base) – automated winding – 25 jewels – 28,800vph – 56h energy reserve – hours, minutes, seconds, GMT, date – blue rubber with aluminium strap – aluminium pin buckle – EUR 3,500
Bvlgari Octo Roma Central Tourbillon Papillon
One of the crucial advanced items by Bvlgari this yr, subsequent to the Octo Finissimo QP, after all, is the Octo Roma Central Tourbillon Papillon. After buying each the Gerald Genta and Daniel Roth manufacturers in 2000, Bvlgari gained vital watchmaking know-how. The Octo Roma Central Tourbillon Papillon makes use of Roth’s signature “butterfly” time indication, mixed with a leaping hour mechanism and a central flying tourbillon escapement. The 2 trapezoidal-shaped indicators revolve across the semi-circular 60-minute scale. When one indicator enters the size, it rotates outward whereas the opposite one rotates inward and exits the size. It’s set within the octagonal-shaped Octo Roma case, executed in 18k rose gold. The hand-wound calibre BVL332 is made in-house and has an influence reserve indication on the reverse.
Fast Details – 41mm diameter – 18k rose gold case, brushed and polished – sapphire crystal on either side – matte black dial – rose gold retractable minute (papillon) palms – 24h leaping hour show at midday – central flying tourbillon – semi-circular minute monitor with gold numerals – calibre BVL332, in-house – handbook winding – patented Papillon minutes, leaping hours on a ceramic ball bearing – 21,600vph – 60h energy reserve – matte black alligator strap with a rose gold folding clasp – EUR 130,000
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