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Introducing The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater In Sandblasted Rose Gold

Introducing The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater In Sandblasted Rose Gold

Fast Take

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater was first dispatched in 2016 and at that point, it was the world’s most slender repeater underway, both regarding the case and the development. The titanium case was a simple 6.85mm thick and the development, type BVL362, just 3.12mm thick. The watch was surprising in different regards also, as time-just moment repeaters are ordinarily articulations of old style watchmaking not just in their mechanics (the repeater is the apex of complexity of the customary high complications and right up ’til the present time has effectively opposed being industrialized) yet in their plans too. Conventional round cases, basic dials, and dial furniture whose language was systematized a century or all the more prior, are the general rule. 

Bulgari made a huge break with this convention with the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater. The plan is a post-innovator practice in mathematical formalism, with an exceptionally complex engineering that mirrors Bulgari’s Italian plan legacy and the materials were fearlessly non-customary also. The 2016 dispatch model was cased in titanium, which was continued in 2018 by an extremely (considerably more) intriguing model, in carbon, with which we went through A Week On The Wrist . 

As you can see the post-pioneer case configuration has heretofore been combined with similarly contemporary materials – this notwithstanding, is the first occasion when that Bulgari has utilized a customary valuable metal for this specific watch. The utilization of rose gold, it very well may be thought, would require a discernibly thicker case yet this has not demonstrated to be so; the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater, in rose gold, is simply 6.90mm thick – just five hundredths of a millimeter thicker than the titanium and carbon fiber versions.

Beginning Thoughts

This is an intriguing move from Bulgari and has a couple of suggestions for the watch that probably won’t be from the outset evident. The Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater has consistently introduced a charming difference between the contemporary case and materials, and the extremely refined and extremely customary development. The combination has demonstrated both interesting to certain gatherers, and testing to other people however has additionally been at the core of the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater conceptually. 

Rose gold, then again, is as conventional a material for a repeater as you can get. Truly rose gold repeater cases were by and large idea the best for the complication, delivering (when the gold was worked accurately by somebody appropriately prepared in making repeater cases) an exceptionally warm, yet clear and full tone, troublesome if not difficult to accomplish with different materials (Platinum, for example, because of its inward gem design and thickness, will in general create a calmer watch with a less complex tone structure, despite the fact that there can be special cases for this general rule). 

A fine high clean to the rose gold instance of the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater would have been the conventional approach yet it would likewise have been outwardly shrill with both the plan, and with the remainder of the assortment thus Bulgari has selected a semi-matte, sandblasted case finish. This is an intriguing choice as the treatment of the metal quiets the gold a piece, and keeps it from overpowering the lucidity of the lines of the case, yet protects a portion of the sparkle of rose gold.

This would be a most intriguing watch to hear in real life, also. The instance of a repeater is a significant, and regularly conclusive, factor in the apparent nature of the sound, and I’d love to hear how the rose gold rendition of this watch sounds, next to the titanium and carbon fiber forms. We’ll attempt to get it going in 2020.

The Basics

Brand: Bulgari

Model: Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater In Sandblasted Rose Gold

Reference Number: 103279

Diameter: 40mm

Thickness: 6.90mm

Case Material: rose gold

Dial Color: rose gold

Indexes: patterns for improved sound transmission

Lume: clearly you jest

Water Resistance: 30m

Strap/Bracelet: brown matte gator with 18k rose gold ardillon buckle

BVLGARI super slender moment repeater type BVL 362.

The Movement

Caliber: Bulgari type BVL 362

Functions: time, minute repeater

Diameter: 28.50mm

Thickness: 3.12mm

Power Reserve: 42 hours

Winding: hand-wound

Frequency: 21,600 vph

Additional Details: traditional haute horlogerie movement finish; flanks and points cleaned, dark cleaned steel cap to the break wheel upper gem, level offset spring with conventional Genevan-style external stud; outward sort quiet regulator.

Valuing & Availability

Price: $170,000

Availability: not yet announced

Limited Edition: no; be that as it may, expect exceptionally restricted production

Visit Bulgari online at Bulgari.com.

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