Here at Baselworld 2017, Bulgari unveils its third record-setting Octo watch. The Octo Finissimo Automatic timepiece sets a world record for being the slimmest automatic watch on the market. The 41mm timepiece beats out the previous record holder by tiny fractions and does so with a movement consisting of 130 parts and a platinum rotor to fully wind the watch and offer 55 hours of power reserve.
The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic ultra-thin self-winding watch was several years in the making and had help from the brand’s previous Octo record setting watches (Octo Finissimo Tourbillon and Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater). The previous record holder for the thinnest automatic watch on the market was Piaget, whose movement was 2.35mm thin and the case was 5.25mm thin. Bulgari sets a new bar with a movement that is 2.23mm thick and the final case watch that measures just 5.15mm in thickness.
Bulgari’s haute horlogerie watches are built by a specialized team of master watchmakers in the brand’s Manufacture. The newest watch retails for just about 12,900 Swiss francs. Stay tuned for more details and hands on photos after Baselworld.
Tech Specs of the Bulgari 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; 2.23mm thick, 36.60mm in diameter, 21,600 V/H, 60h power reserve;
Case and dial
40mm case in sandblasted titanium, transparent case-back, 5.15mm thick; titanium crown with ceramic insert; water-resistant to 30m; titanium dial, black hands with PVD treatment;
Titanium bracelet with folding clasp or black alligator leather with titanium pin buckle.