Baselworld 2018: A Slim World Record Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon

Since the Octo Finissimo series was successively launched in 2014, Bvlgari has continuously challenged itself to show its exclusive and superb watchmaking skills. In 2018, the brand once again surpassed slim watches through Octo Finissimo models. To the limit, with the new Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic ultra-thin automatic tourbillon with a thickness of only 3.95mm.

2018 Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic ultra-thin automatic tourbillon writes a new world record with a thickness of 3.95mm, bringing modern men’s elegance to a new level

In the process of creating this new automatic tourbillon watch, Bvlgari must break through technical challenges and further combine top professional skills to achieve such a thin and light body structure, creating a level of beauty that conforms to Bvlgari and A classic watch with a dazzling appearance, this development process is an unparalleled journey, not only a miniature of the Octo Finissimo series, but also a wonderful reproduction.

Calibre BVL 288 is equipped with a ring-shaped automatic disk made of white gold and aluminum. These two metals have very different density characteristics, allowing the ring-shaped automatic disk to swing in an extremely regular cycle.

In addition, the new Calibre BVL 288 in the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic ultra-thin automatic tourbillon watch is based on the Finissimo Tourbillon movement launched in 2014. The peripheral automatic disk on the back of the movement is innovative and beautiful. On the winding operation, this movement also introduces a flying tourbillon equipped with a ball bearing system to further reduce the thickness of the watch body. The watch is also equipped with hour, minute and small seconds hands. The see-through case back not only allows people to appreciate the tourbillon and automatic dial operation at the same time, but also its contour design is more reminiscent of Bulgari boutique on Via Condotti in Rome. Fashion totem decorated at the shop door.

Caliber BVL 288 in Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic

The ultra-thin automatic tourbillon watch has a complicated and delicate case structure, which makes the energy and beauty in the design leap above the watch. The bulge and various angles create a light reflection effect, bringing a spectacle rare on the watch. Octo Finissimo controls the modern style perfectly and proves that he is at the forefront of Italian design trends. Judging from these elements, Octo is firmly rooted in the modern style of the 21st century, both in appearance and case design, completely out of the realm of classic reproduction. On the surface, the modern design reveals a bold character, but when you explore the core, you can see the beauty of the watchmaking technology that originated in it. Behind the thin and light body is the result of constant brainstorming, repeated research and development, and modification of the stacked back and forth. From the case, the strap, and every part of the movement, all the same creative effort is invested. A new work combining top craftsmanship and aesthetics, as Jean-Christophe Babin, global president of the brand, said: ‘The combination of beautiful design and fine machinery is all about creating legends.’

Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic

Titanium material / BVL 288 self-winding skeleton movement / hours, minutes and small seconds display / tourbillon device / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 40mm