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The new, simple and elegant Bulgari Octo Watch

By Adrian Prisca


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Having debuted sometime ago under the Swiss name Gerald Genta, the Octo is now quite a well indurate name in the industry of timekeeping. The Octo has now moved under Bulgari tutelage, as the Italian brand had acquired Gerald Genta in 1999/2000. It has taken a whopping 10 years for Bulgari to announce the full integration of the Gerald Genta brand, alongside Daniel Roth, under their hostage.

The timepiece was named after the eight-sided case it boasted with. In addition, it featured a plethora of complications, one of them being the fabled Grand Sonnerie Tourbillon. The new Bulgari Octo watch, though, is rather simple, elegant and, how to call it, perfect! It features a 41.5 mm case clad in pink gold or steel, 10.5 mm thick, and an automatic mechanical movement manufacture BVL 193 caliber.

If you look carefully, you may notice that even the lugs are angular, following the polyhedron shape of the timepiece – it comprises a total of 110 facets, each and every one of them hand finished, mixing satin with polished surfaces.

The inhouse manufactured automatic movement, the Bulgari Caliber BVL 193, is quite a common one, to be honest. It sports 50 hours with 2 barrels, providing simple date and time functions, alongside a few pieces of décor – circular-grained mainplate, satin brushed wheels, polished pivots, chamfered and polished bridge edges and Côtes de Genève motif embellishments.

The steel version of the Bulgari Octo costs a decent $9,500, while the 18 carat pink gold version is much more expensive, setting buyers back $28,300. In fact, this is the proper way for Bulgari to manufacture timepieces.


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