Headline / July 2019

The Thinnest Breakthrough

Bvlgari has once more proved that their style is unexpected. For more than a century, the brand’s designs have cast aside the old in search of what is next. Fearless designs move boldly into new territory, forever challenging themselves to be more daring, more beautiful, more elegant. True to form, Bvlgari has replicated this spirit with its exceptional timepieces, and is at the forefront of the watchmaking world. Bvlgari’s latest designs champion boundless creativity, leveraging the unique heritage of the Roman jeweler to create iconic modern timepieces. The most recent of the breakthrough piece is the Octo Finissimo which gave the brand its fifth world record - for the thinnest ever mechanical Chronograph in watchmaking history. The most extraordinary breakthrough is that it is an Automatic with GMT function and a record-setting 3.3mm thinness, which mean it is the thinnest than the insofar existing flat automatic chronograph movements. The timepiece’s is powered by mechanical manufacture chronograph and GMT movement with automatic winding (platinum microrotor) and small seconds BVL 318 caliber (3.30mm thick) with 55 hours power reserve and local timezone adjusted through the push button at 9h. The Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic represents the fifth element for the collection, in other words, it is the quintessence of Octo, a perfect fusion of design and technology in a remarkably thin body. The case of the timepiece is a 42 mm extra-thin titanium case (6.90 mm thick) with transparent case back that features a titanium crown set with ceramic and sandblasted titanium dial, the chronometer is water-resistant up to 30 meters. Neither round nor square, Octo has created its own codes since it was first released and, with its Finissimo collection, helped launch the industry trend for ultra-thin watches.