Luxury Italian brand Bulgari launches a technological hit at Baselworld 2016
Watchmaking brands look forward to Baselworld each and every year to showcase their very best in luxury, sophistication, and latest in watchmaking technology. The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater is one of those models that was very well received at this years edition in Basel, Switzerland.
Ultra-thin wristwatch movements are rare; and complicated ones even more so. The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater seems to be the thinnest minute repeater anyone has ever made until now. It is not known that any other watchmaker has made a repeater movement under 3.2 mm thick; the caliber BVL 362 in the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater is at 3.12 mm.
The Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater is, overall, only 6.85 mm thick. The case and dial are made from titanium, particularly suitable for minute repeaters because its lightness facilitates resonance and sound diffusion. The hour markers are cut-out, so that the sound can circulate inside the case transforming the whole watch into a miniature loudspeaker. The movement is hand-wound, delivering a power reserve of 42 hours.
The watch is a 50-piece limited edition, with the distinctive Octo case and a vulcanised black alligator leather strap. Price: $165,000