WATCHES & WONDERS 2021: New Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar and all Bvlgari Jewellery watches
Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar
Bvlgari continues the series of world records for thin complicated watches. The Octo Finissimo represents the thinnest Perpetual Calendar ever and it comes as the 7th world performance since the launching of the Octo Finissimo collection.
Octo Finissimo has made its mark on the Haute Horlogerie landscape in a very short space of time. After exploring ultra-miniaturisation in the fields of the automatic movement as well as the minute repeater, chronograph and tourbillon, Bvlgari presents Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar, the slimmest in the world. This new record is available in two variations: the “signature” titanium like all Bvlgari’s World Record, and a platinum version.
Aesthetics are inseparable from functionality when it comes to reinterpreting a sophisticated classic horological complication in a resolutely contemporary manner. No less than 408 components interacting within the extremely limited space provided by the slender 5.80 mm case of the Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar. The development of the 2.75 mm calibre required the movement design engineers of the Manufacture in Le Sentier to devise new solutions, such as the use of a micro-rotor and the optimal use of the space between the components without reducing their dimensions. Testifying to true genius in the realm of miniaturisation, this development powers the hours and minutes hands along with all the perpetual calendar functions: retrograde-display date, day, month and retrograde-display leap years. They are adjusted by means of three correctors: one for the date at 2 pm, another for the month at 4 pm and a third for the day between 8 and 9 o’clock. The owner will be able to read the time without worrying about having to adjust the indications before February 2100.
Octo Finissimo Tadao Ando
How can one construct and interpret time in the most refined way possible? Bvlgari and the Japanese architect Tadao Ando have attempted to provide an answer to this equation by creating the 160-piece Octo Finissimo Tadao Ando limited series. After a first Octo Finissimo limited series jointly created by Bvlgari and Tadao Ando, in which the architect – impressed by Octo Finissimo pure shape – expressed time by means of a spiral engraved on the dial, a symbol of the black hole from where time is born, this second special edition picks up this theme dear to the Japanese construction specialist and based on the Mikazuki concept. Mikazuki represents the crescent moon, which is the first stage of the next moon that will in due course become full. This evolution symbolises the transitory nature of time, with the shadow of the earth partially masking the moon to reveal only a crescent.
Divissima and Allegra Cocktail Watches
The latest versions of the Divissima and Allegra Cocktail Watches offer an exciting and contemporary update to two classic Bvlgari designs, uniting irresistible style and jewellery making expertise to reveal a new chapter of the fascinating Bvlgari Watches Colour Treasures journey.
Bvlgari has always dared to be different. Since the 1950s, it has broken conventions by using bright blocks of colour and giving prominence to glossy cabochon gems and smooth surfaced, generous-sized stones in rich, saturated colours. This very Italian version of precious jewellery and watches captures the spirit of la Dolce Vita that is symbolic of the brand.
Serpenti Misteriosi Cleopatra
Worthy of the Queen of the Nile herself, the Serpenti Misteriosi Cleopatra is the latest chapter in Bvlgari’s love affair with the iconic serpent, brought to life with an intense passion for gloriously bold combinations of coloured gemstones and a touch of majestic irreverence. Part of a new chapter in Bvlgari’s Colour Treasures series, this High-Jewellery, one-of-a-kind cuff watch showcases the Roman jewellery house’s expertise in gemstones, with a magnificently opulent and eye-catching new skin revealing a precious surprise: a diamond-set dial, hidden behind a faceted hexagonal see-through rubellite of over 5 carats.