Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic

With this new model from Octo Finissimo line, Bvlgari presents a new breakthrough on the front of extreme slenderness. At just 3.95mm thick, Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic claims a new watch industry record for the fourth time.

The new Automatic movement equipped with a Tourbillon follows the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon in 2014, the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in 2016 and last year’s Octo Finissimo Automatic.

In the case of this new Tourbillon Automatic model, the Maison had to find technical solutions in the overall construction in order to achieve this degree of slenderness combining exceptional expertise with respect for a certain aesthetic and a model that has achieved icon status. Working on the basis of the Finissimo Tourbillon movement launched in 2014, this new development – Calibre BVL 288 – handles automatic winding via an innovative and attractive peripheral oscillating weight positioned on the back of the movement. It is made of white gold and aluminium, two metals whose contrasting density enables the circular weight to oscillate in a particularly regular manner. The movement also incorporates a flying tourbillon equipped with a ballbearing system contributing to the reduced thickness.

Measuring just 1.95mm thick and endowed with a 52-hour power reserve, Calibre BVL 288 Finissimo is housed in a sandblasted titanium case revealing the entirely openworked skeleton movement displaying all its internal organs. Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon also indicates the hours, minutes and small seconds.

An opening on the back of the watch, depicting the stylised motif adorning the entrance of the boutique on the Via Condotti in Rome, provides a chance to admire both the tourbillon and the oscillating weight in action.

Technical details
Model: Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic

Movement
Manufacture skeleton automatic movement equipped with a Tourbillon carriage mounted on a peripherally-driven ultra-thin ball-bearing mechanism, Caliber BVL 288 with flying tourbillon system; indication of the hours, minutes and small second; 1.95mm thickness, 52- hour power reserve.

Case and dial
42mm case in sandblasted titanium, 3.95mm thick; numbered sandblasted titanium crown with ceramic inlay; solid caseback with opening shaped like the entrance door to the Via Condotti boutique in Rome, water-resistant to 30m; skeletonised open dial.

Bracelet 
Sandblasted titanium bracelet fitted with a triple-blade folding clasp.

Edition
50-piece limited edition.

 

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