Another interesting offer from Bvlgari, presented during Dubai 2020 LMVH Week: the famous ultra-thin minute repeater now comes in a more conventional, yet unmistakably modern case material.
Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Ref. 103279
Following titanium (2016) and carbon (2018) versions, the new Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater measures 40-mm in diameter and 6.90-mm thick – only 0.05-mm thicker than its record-setting predecessors. The rose gold case and dial are sandblasted for a nice matte effect. Anyway, such a traditional watchmaking metal perfectly fits such a classical complication, and thanks to its resonance qualities, provides some extra benefits in the acoustic department.
This Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater is only 6.90-mm thick
The cut-out hour markers of the main dial and the small seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock further amplify the chiming resonance and thereby optimize the sound effect. The pusher activating the striking mechanism is positioned on the case ring at 9 o’clock. The in-house ultra-thin manually wound BVL 362 caliber still measures 3.12-mm in thickness and delivers a 42-hour power reserve. Thanks to the sapphire crystal aperture on the caseback, the owner can enjoy the movement’s excellent finishings as well as gongs and hammers in action.
The in-house ultra-thin manually wound BVL 362 caliber measures 3.12-mm in thickness and delivers a 42-hour power reserve
The water resistance is basic 30m, however it’s still quite good for a minute repeater watch – at least you’d not be terrified with a little rain. A brown matte alligator leather strap is a perfect match for the sandblasted rose gold case. The price for the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in Sandblasted Rose Gold is expected to be $170,000.
Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Ref. 103279