Bulgari has been breaking record after record when it comes to devoting watches.According for their new CEO, Bulgari is a mirror of Rome as much of the inspiration to their geometric watch designs were sourced from the geometry seen in historic Roman structure. However, the quest for ultra-thin supremacy reflects more contemporary trends within Italian culture and high fashion.
Bulgari, that has always been known as a high-end jeweler, broke many watchmaking documents because their search to create the world’s thinnest watches. This is expressly seen inside the Octo Finissimo collection.
In 2018, a double record-breaking achievement was declared with all the thinnest automatic watch that also just happened to include a flying tourbillon which makes it the thinnest tourbillon watch as well. Thus far, they have successfully made the thinnest flying tourbillon, the thinnest automatic watch, and also the thinnest minute repeater. Each one is a great accomplishment in and of itself. The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Extra Thin 40mm featured below contains an incredible case thickness of just 5.15mm.Many watch aficionados and experts might say that this was only made possible by the alliance created in 2010 between Bulgari, Gérald Genta, also Daniel Roth.Gerald Genta’s design influence can clearly be seen not only in the design of the Octo Finissimo but at the same avant-garde octagonal shape seen in many of the iconic watches that he had designed for the best and brightest in the company. With this new knowledge foundation of Bulgari managed to bring into a new level of watchmaking to the brand. Approximately 95 percent of their watch parts are now produced in house. The Le Sentier, Switzerland based manufactory that generates this opinion used to belong to Gerald Genta and what additionally utilized to be its sister firm, Daniel Roth until it was acquired by the Bulgari Group in the turn of this new millennium.Though Bulgari has been making watches for the larger half of the 20th century, even in the previous two decades since this major acquisition, Bulgari watches pulled their brand up-market to new heights with the introduction of several watches that were inconceivable before the year 2000. Imaginative designs with exceptionally innovative innovations gave birth to watches that completely defy how things were done so far.The contemporary look of the BVLGARI Octo Finissimo Extra Thin collection can equally be credited to the sandblasted finish in their stainless steel, ceramic and titanium cases. According to the managing director of Bulgari watches, this has become a signature appearance for the series.
Creating these ultra-thin watches was a complication in and of itself, and of course, the maturation of the moves would end up being among the greatest challenges since complicated watches tend to demand a greater number of inner components.This required lots of planning and the whole technology process started years prior to one caliber was introduced. Now, with all the vital abilities at their disposal, and all the necessary pieces in place, things were finally coming to life.They originally started developing this motion as a 4Hz 28,800 VpH caliber and then eventually lowered the frequency to 3Hz while reaching a 60-hour power reserve. This power reserve duration is hard to dismiss within an abysmal watch like the 40mm Octo Finissimo Extra Thin. This watch is powered with the in-house Caliber BVL 138 that is just 2.35mm thick.
One of the chief differences between an Italian brand and a Swiss manufacturer is that using an Italian brand, the aesthetics are what drive the technique and a Swiss brand will normally design the aesthetics round the technique.The two version numbers that we’re featuring here are version # 102711 bgo40c14tlxtauto that comes on a black alligator leather strap. Most people would never understand how effortless it’s to wear these watches. The ultra-thin design and engineering and ultra-lightweight materials come together to create a wristwatch that hardly allows its existence to be felt in your wrist. With slender fit becoming the black, these ultra-thin watches are much greater than welcomed accessory.