Three pretty wild gem-set versions of an already stellar complicated watch.
How to bring some additional gravitas to the watch that really seems to have it all? Well, if you're one of the world's leading jewelers the answer is obvious: let the diamonds in. In all three examples here we're talking more or less the same watch and the same baguette-cut diamonds, but there are some essential differences nonetheless. The first one comes in rose gold with jade on the case ring and the movement bridges acting as the hour indices. This stone gives the Octo Roma Tourbillon Sapphire such a fresh green color that it really stands from the currently crowded green-themed segment of the market. The second rose gold version utilizes the deep blue of lapis lazuli, again in the case ring and the central bridges. And finally the third timepiece stands in all platinum with no bright colors at all. Instead it goes for some extra diamond touch with stones totally covering the bezel, the case ring, and the lugs.
The manually wound BVL 206 tourbillion movement measures crazy 1.95 mm in thickness, provides the 64-hour power reserve, and – thanks to its skeletonized architecture with tons of straight lines – serves as a main eye-catcher even next to the bunch of shiny baguettes. All the caliber components are perfectly visible from the both sides at almost any angles, for there’s really a lot of transparent sapphire crystal used in the 44-mm case. Oh, and there's a tiny but very elegant power reserve indication at the back. Each of the three novelties is a limited edition of 30 pieces. The watches are complemented by the green, blue or black leather strap respectively.
Oct. 06, 2019