Ours is definitely an day of transparency. This philosophy of knowledge and light-weight has driven Bulgari to discover a fresh dimension ones the most up-to-date expression, named Octo Tourbillon Sapphire, epitomises determining balance and sweetness.
This spectacular creation comes with a new interpretation from the formal purity with the octagon. The eight-sided geometrical figure, conveying loads of cultural and spiritual symbolism, may be deemed an origin of perfection since time immemorial, in the Antiquity and throughout the Renaissance. Within the wake of various formal variations for the Octo theme, it reinvents itself in 2017 with this particular 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 jewelry Maison endowed with skills admired for more than 130 years, can not be concealed. Remember at Bulgari, there isn't any question of separating form and substance. The exercise of modelling shapes hoping ideal equilibrium in design usually are not undertaken because of their own sake, but always as a way of matching functionality. Likewise, efficiency isn't sought for the sake of mere pride in performance. It is all totally above all about balance and wonder.
The formal purity of this exceptional chronograph is focused on expressing a brand new watchmaking vision: allowing light to flood in in order to showcase mechanism through a beautifully modernistic and innovative approach.
An authentic and spectacular architecture Having its transparent case-back and dial, this spectacular 44mm-diameter timepiece created from titanium which has a black Diamond Like Carbon (D.L.C.) treatment, offers enthusiasts the full visual immersion into its inner workings. The mechanical manual-winding flying tourbillon movement, Caliber BVL 206, appears the hub of the watch with 11 black DLC-coated bridges adorned with green bars of ITR2 - one particular composite material laden with carbon nanotube particles plus a hardness similar to metallic - and SLN, a high-tech luminescent material enabling the watch to present off at night every one of the light they have received throughout the daytime. The bridges forming the hour-markers are a wholly original feature. They therefore will bear and contain the movement set up, whilst serving as functional elements with over hours and minutes, and also decorative features leading to the singular identity of the watch. Moreover, the Octo Tourbillon Sapphire contains a clever development in relation to 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 simply turning the crown. When the operation is completed, another press causes the dot to fade and locks the time-setting mechanism.
On the cheap informed connoisseurs, this model thus even offers a complicated expression of horological excellence, seemingly going to life under the gaze of the person observing it, due to the regular and interesting beat in the tourbillon. Its daring and luminous decoration also can make it an especially fascinating example of contemporary design. Attired in the highly on-trend, resolutely Italian shade of black, this watch is secured towards the wrist by way of a matching black alligator leather strap with a folding clasp, having a classic appearance concealing a rubber lining that ensures perfect comfort on the wrist.
With the Octo Tourbillon Sapphire, Bulgari is constant its personal concise explaination horological excellence. A definition characterised by perfect transparency.