The Baselworld 2018 Bvlgari Octo Watches (incl. the new World Record) Fully Explained

By rolex
June 13, 2021
3 min read

After progressively dispatching the thinnest tourbillon watch (the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon ), the thinnest moment repeater watch (the  Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater ) and, around then, the thinnest automatic watch (the Octo Finissimo Automatic ), we believed that the Bvlgari Watches group was going to back things off somewhat, just to allow us to relax. Wrong! For Baselworld 2018, we were left astounded again… Here are the Baselworld 2018 Bvlgari Octo Watches, completely clarified by Guido Terreni (Managing Director of Bvlgari Watches), including the new world record watch and the eminent Sandblasted Trilogy.

No need to go into subtleties; last year’s Octo Finissimo Automatic was an impact. Regardless of whether meanwhile another watch took the title for the thinnest automatic watch, this doesn’t reduce the excellence of this super slight, super strong and super current extravagance sports watch – it has all the ascribes to be in this classification. For Baselworld 2018, this stand-alone piece becomes an assortment, with the Sandblasted Trilogy . While presented in 2017 in full titanium, the Octo Finissimo Automatic currently sees steel and gold utilized for its case and arm band. The outcome is just staggering, with a hyper-white steel form and a phenomenal visual outcome on the gold version – the sandblasted strong gold looks like nothing else you’ve seen before.

The second and likely principle fascination for 2018 was the disclosing of the thinnest automatic watch on the planet and the thinnest tourbillon ever. Indeed, Piaget held the world record for the  thinnest automatic watch  for a couple of months (and it still has  the thinnest watch ever ). Yet, Bvlgari is in the groove again with the Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon and its 3.95mm case and 1.95mm development. Envision that in the thickness of a coin, you have a self-twisting development, with a fringe rotor and a tourbillon controller. The best is that no concessions have been made on the plan, which is as yet the notable Octo shape with more than 100 features. Amazing, period!

Last yet not least, in this video, Guido Terreni shows us the new form of the thinnest moment repeater watch on the planet, the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater, which is presently made of carbon fiber, including the case, the dial, the bezel, the case back and the whole arm band. The outcome is outwardly amazing and probably won’t be to everyone’s taste, yet the execution is noteworthy as each connection of the wristband must be made independently. The what tops off an already good thing? Carbon fiber sounds shockingly better than titanium with regards to sending sound and is shockingly rich and loud.

Considering what has been done in 2017 and in 2018, what should be possible after that? We’ll see at Baselworld 2019 if Bvlgari is as yet ablaze. More subtleties on www.bulgari.com .