The new Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic now is the slimmest ultra-thin self-winding watch on the market.
After introducing the ultra thin Tourbillon in 2014 and the ultra thin Minute Repeater in 2016, Bulgari just unveiled its latest creation featuring a total thickness of just 5.15 mm, while its self-winding Calibre BVL 138 is just 2.23 mm (!!) thick for a 40 mm diameter.
That´s an impressive timepiece that also really looks good.
I talked to Guido Terreni, responsible for the watches and watchmaking at Bulgari. He will give some insights of the Calibre and tell you how long it took him to develop the new Octo ...
Bulgari has developed a new in-house movement to power the Octo Finissimo Automatic: The Bulgari Calibre BVL 138 is just 2.23mm thick, today it earns the title of the slimmest self-winding movement currently on the market.
To ensure smooth energy regulation, the balance-wheel oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 A/h (= 3 Hz) and has a 60-hour power reserve. The automatic winding is done by a platinum micro-rotor. Due to his weight a perfect source of energy. The watch is water-resistant to 30 metres.
About the OCTO FINISSIMO AUTOMATIC
Mechanical Manufacture movement with automatic winding via a platinum micro-rotor; Caliber BVL 138 Finissimo, decorated with Côtes de Genève finishing, chamfered bridges and a circular-grained mainplate; 2.23 mm thick, 36.60 mm in diameter, 21,600 A/h, 60 hours of power reserve.
Case and dial
40 mm case in sandblasted titanium, transparent case-back, 5.15 mm thick; titanium crown with ceramic insert; water-resistant to 30 m; titanium dial, black hands with PVD treatment;
Titanium bracelet with folding clasp or black alligator leather with titanium pin buckle.