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In addition to the show-stopping Bulgari Gerald Genta 50th Anniversary watch and the late-breaking Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT (now the thinnest chronograph), Bulgari this past January added new pieces within each of its primary four main watch lines, Diva, Lvcea, Serpenti, and Octo.
Among the many notable debuts include the new white gold version of its Divas’ Dream Minute Repeater, a hit from a year ago. Bulgari also bolstered the collection with the Divas’ Dream Peacock, an artisanal jewelry watch set with a real peacock feather on its dial.
More color and gem-set beauty can be seen on the two new Lvcea Skeleton watches emblazoned with the Bulgari logo. One is set on a Tubogas bracelet, with a rose gold bezel, pink cabochon cut gemstone and diamonds. The other Lvcea Skeleton is forged in a white gold case set with sapphires and diamonds around the bezel. A new Serpenti includes a new Spiga version that mixes rose gold and brown ceramics, finished with a metallic sheen.
On the men’s side, the award-winning Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic is now fully dressed in carbon, the thinnest-ever automatic carbon watch. The newly darkened version also adds a super lightweight carbon bracelet that adds very little to the total 48-gram weight of the skeletonized 42mm watch with transparent sapphire caseback. And Octo now includes a pair of two-tone rose gold with steel models to its Octo L’Original collection, each made extra sporty with a rubber strap.
Now the thinnest mechanical chronograph, with its 3.30mm thick mechanical manufacture GMT chronograph movement (Caliber BVL 318), the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT , a Baselworld 2019 highlight from Bulgari, measures 6.90mm thick, with a 42mm diameter titanium case and sandblasted titanium dial. The debut underscores Bulgari’s reign as the top maker of ultra-thin watches, with this latest the fifth ultra-thin model in as many years. The new watch retains the still-unusual peripheral winding rotor seen in last year’s record-breaking Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic and adds a GMT function (local time is set by the pusher at 9 o’clock). Bulgari’s new ultra-thin movement is fully integrated and displays classic chronograph functions. Price: $17,600.
See iwmagazine.com for a deeper look at this record-breaking fifth ultra-thin watch from Bulgari. Arriving too late for a detailed look here, we’ll tell you more about in our next issue.