Bulgari Octo Tourbillon Sapphire

The Bulgari Octo Tourbillon Sapphire is a spectacular high horology creation, which offers a new interpretation of the formal purity of the octagon.

Respecting the Roman roots of Bulgari, the new case unveiled with the Octo Roma line and distinguished by its modern, urban proportions, is  inspired by the motifs adorning the Basilica of Maxentius. The exterior of the watch allows light to flood inside so as to showcase mechanism through a beautifully modernistic and innovative approach.

With its transparent case-back and dial, this spectacular 44mm-diameter timepiece made of titanium with a black Diamond Like Carbon (D.L.C.) treatment, offers a full view of its inner workings. The mechanical manual-winding flying tourbillon movement, Caliber BVL 206, appears at the heart of the watch with 11 black DLC-coated bridges adorned with green bars of ITR2 – a single composite material laden with carbon nanotube particles and a hardness comparable to a metal – and SLN, a high-tech luminescent material enabling the watch to give off at night all the light it has received during the daytime.

The bridges forming the hour-markers are an entirely original feature. They therefore serve to bear and hold the movement in place, while also acting as functional elements for reading off the hours and minutes, as well as decorative features contributing to the singular identity of the watch. In addition, the Octo Tourbillon Sapphire incorporates a clever development relating to its time-setting operations: pressing the crown displays a red dot in a tiny aperture at 3 o’clock, thereby signalling that the time may be set by simply turning the crown. Once the operation is complete, another press causes the dot to vanish and locks the time-setting mechanism.

This model also provides a sophisticated expression of horological excellence, seemingly coming to life beneath the gaze of the person observing it, thanks to the regular and fascinating beat of the tourbillon. Its daring and luminous decoration also makes it a particularly fascinating example of contemporary design. Attired in a highly on-trend, resolutely Italian shade of black, this watch is secured to the wrist by a matching black alligator leather strap with a folding clasp, featuring a classic appearance concealing a rubber lining that ensures perfect comfort on the wrist.

Technical details

Mechanical manual winding movement, Caliber BVL 206, equipped with a flying tourbillon, sandblasted finishing; 11 black bridges treated with Diamond Like Carbon (D.L.C.) and decorated with luminescent green bars serving as hour-markers; 21,600 V/H, 64h power reserve; diameter 34mm, thickness 5mm.

Case and strap
44mm-diameter, 12.45mm thick case in titanium treated with D.L.C., sapphire case middle and transparent case-back; green luminescent hands; numbering on the crown; rubber-lined alligator leather with folding clasp; water-resistant to 50m.

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