2018 was the time of the super thin watch. No discussion! Piaget and Bvlgari, which occupied with the fight for ultra several years prior, in a real sense crushed one record after another in under two months. The final word, nonetheless, went to the Roman brand, which introduced the super great Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic at Baselworld 2018. Subsequent to winning the thinness record, Bvlgari has chosen to play on the heaviness of the watch. While not breaking softness records, the new Carbon adaptation of this watch makes it as light as a feather.
March 2017, Baselworld: Bvlgari introduces the Octo Finissimo Automatic , with a 5.15mm thin case (the thinnest automatic available). December 2017, pre-SIHH: Piaget is back in the game with the 910P Altiplano Ultimate , the thinnest automatic watch at any point made, at 4.3mm. January 2018, SIHH: Piaget wins all records with the thinnest mechanical watch ever, the Altiplano Ultimate and its 2mm thin case (notwithstanding, an idea watch, not commercialized). Walk 2018, Baselworld: Bvlgari hits back with the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic , the thinnest automatic watch and the thinnest tourbillon, with a 3.95mm thin titanium case… There is no denying that the most recent year and a half have been spellbinding with regards to the super thin watches.
Let’s re-visitation of the present and the upcoming Geneva Watch Week 2019, where Bvlgari will show its “Pre-Baselworld 2019” curiosities (the brand isn’t authoritatively essential for the SIHH and displays in the downtown area of Geneva). In the wake of conquering the thinness of its watches, the brand has chosen to take a gander at another particular; their weight – something that is frequently failed to remember yet critical with regards to comfort. Using a similar formula applied to the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater , the Roman brand prepares its Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic with a multi-layer CTP Carbon fiber case.
As with the repeater form, the look is “extraordinary” – in all reasonableness, it is a problematic watch that some will cherish and others will abhor. All things considered, the outcome is outwardly striking and special, with layers of carbons playing with the original states of the watch. The case, wristband and dial are made in this dim and light material, resulting in a watch that loads just 48 grams – according to Bvlgari, this is the thinnest carbon automatic watch.
Apart from the difference in material, the watch is equivalent to the model appeared at Baselworld 2018. This implies a 1.95mm thin development with a flying tourbillon and fringe rotor and a 42mm distance across. One advancement is about the thickness, which is now 5.38mm, mainly because of the new material and to the way that the development is now obvious through a sapphire gem – which adds some thickness compared to the super level titanium caseback. The development is still skeletonized, for visual reasons as well as to gain space inside the case. This watch now has a sapphire gem covering now totally the caseback.
The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic in Carbon will be restricted to 50 pieces. Cost is set at CHF 130,000. More subtleties at www.bulgari.com .