Ours is an ages of transparency. This philosophy of info and light has driven Bulgari to discover a fresh dimension ones the latest expression, named Octo Tourbillon Sapphire, epitomises searching for balance and beauty.
This spectacular creation provides a new interpretation from the formal purity from the octagon. The eight-sided geometrical figure, conveying loads of cultural and spiritual symbolism, has been regarded as a source of perfection since time immemorial, both in Antiquity and in the Renaissance. Inside the wake of numerous formal variations on the Octo theme, it reinvents itself in 2017 with this new case distinguished by its modern, urban proportions.
The new case, unveiled using the Octo Roma line, is of course inspired by the motifs adorning the Basilica of Maxentius. The Roman roots of Bulgari, a jewellery Maison endowed with skills admired for more than 130 years, cannot be concealed. As always at Bulgari, there is no question of separating form and substance. The exercise of modelling shapes and seeking ideal equilibrium in design usually are not undertaken for their own sake, but always as a means of matching functionality. Likewise, efficiency is not sought with regard to mere pride in performance. It is all totally first of all about balance and beauty.
The formal purity on this exceptional For Women is committed to expressing a whole new watchmaking vision: allowing light to flood in to be able to showcase mechanism through a beautifully modernistic and innovative approach.
An authentic and spectacular architecture With its transparent case-back and dial, this spectacular 44mm-diameter timepiece created from titanium using a black Diamond Like Carbon (D.L.C.) treatment, offers enthusiasts an entire visual immersion into its inner workings. The mechanical manual-winding flying tourbillon movement, Caliber BVL 206, appears in the centre with the watch with 11 black DLC-coated bridges adorned with green bars of ITR2 - just one composite material laden with carbon nanotube particles as well as a hardness just like metallic - and SLN, a high-tech luminescent material enabling this wrist watch to offer off at night all the light they have received during the daytime. The bridges forming the hour-markers are an entirely original feature. They therefore serve to bear and contain the movement in place, while also acting as functional elements to read by off of the hours and minutes, along with decorative features leading to the singular identity with the watch. Furthermore, the Octo Tourbillon Sapphire contains a clever development concerning its time-setting operations: pressing the crown displays a red dot in a aperture at 3 o’clock, thereby signalling that the time may be set by just turning the crown. Once the operation is finished, another press causes the dot to completely disappear and locks the time-setting mechanism.
On the cheap informed connoisseurs, this model thus even offers an advanced expression of horological excellence, seemingly going to life underneath the gaze of the person observing it, thanks to the regular and engaging beat with the tourbillon. Its daring and luminous decoration also makes it a really fascinating demonstration of contemporary design. Attired in the highly on-trend, resolutely Italian shade of black, this watch is secured for the wrist by way of a matching black alligator leather strap having a folding clasp, featuring a classic appearance concealing a rubber lining that ensures perfect comfort on the wrist.
With the Octo Tourbillon Sapphire, Bulgari is continuing its personal concise explaination horological excellence. A definition characterised by perfect transparency.