Ours is an age of transparency. This philosophy of knowledge and light has driven Bulgari to explore a new dimension of which the latest expression, named Octo Tourbillon Sapphire, epitomises the quest for balance and beauty.
This spectacular creation offers a new interpretation of the formal purity of the octagon. The eight-sided geometrical figure, conveying a wealth of cultural and spiritual symbolism, has been regarded as a source of perfection since time immemorial, both in Antiquity and during the Renaissance. In the wake of various 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 with the Octo Roma line, is naturally 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 are not undertaken for their own sake, but always as a means of matching functionality. Likewise, efficiency is not sought for the sake of mere pride in performance. Everything is first and foremost about balance and beauty.
The formal purity of this exceptional watch is now dedicated to expressing a new watchmaking vision: allowing light to flood in so as to showcase mechanism through a beautifully modernistic and innovative approach.
|Mouvement||:||BVL 206, Mechanical manual winding, equipped with a flying tourbillon, sandblasted finishing |
11 black bridges treated with Diamond Like Carbon (D.L.C.) and decorated with luminescent green bars serving as hour-markers
|Power reserve||:||64 hours|
|Case||:||Titanium treated with D.L.C.|
|Numbering||:||On the crown|
|Strap||:||R rubber-lined alligator leather|