Breaking a fourth world record for Bvlgari, and three world records in a single watch, the Rome based brand’s newest addition to its’s Octo collection for Baselworld 2018, the Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon was a must-see at this year’s Baselworld.
Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon
In First Place
With the Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon, Bvlgari beaks its own previously held record for the world’s thinnest tourbillon movement, set in 2014 with the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon, which measured 5mm in its entirety and featured a 1.95mm thick manually wound tourbillon movement.
The Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon also takes first place as the thinnest automatic watch as it is just 3.95mm and includes the 1.95mm thick, newly developed manufacture caliber BVL 288 movement. This minimalistic, chic timepiece also seizes the record as the world’s thinnest automatic tourbillon watch, rounding out its trio of world records!
The extraordinarily thin, multi-faceted and elegant case of the Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon has a 42mm diameter and is crafted from ultra-lightweight sandblasted titanium, making it exceptionally resilient and strong. The titanium case back has an opening reminiscent of the Bvlgari storefront on Rome’s Via Condotti, the city’s famous shopping street to show part of the meticulously crafted movement.
The automatic movement, along with the flying one-minute tourbillon is visible through the skeletonized dial which includes indication for the hours, minutes and small seconds. The watch, for its slender sophistication, has an impressive 52-hour power reserve and is water-resistant up to 30m, making it a highly function piece of horological hardware.
The sandblasted titanium bracelet is designed to fit comfortably on any wrist and along with the rest of the Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon demonstrates the high-level of precision and artistry shown by the Bvlgari craftsmen and watchmakers. The Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon is a 50-piece limited edition with each case bearing the number of the piece.
Hot Verdict: Sleek and strong, this kind of thin is a sure-fire win!