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Bulgari - Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon

This year, the world’s thinnest Minute Repeater appears attired in black.

Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon follows on from the titanium model - an ultra-light and highly resistant technical material endowed with impressive acoustic properties - that in 2016 set a new standard in the striking watch category. Clad in its high-performance black livery, this new execution picks up the fundamentals of its predecessor in an interpretation oozing strength, technology and a touch of mystery.

The case, the bezel and the caseback are made from an epoxy thermosetting resin called Carbon Thin Ply (CTP). It includes extremely thin carbon fibres that guarantee robustness despite their ultra-thin structure. The 40 mm-diameter case measures 6.85 mm thick.

Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon

Octo Finissimo Répétition Minutes Carbone © Bolgari

This unprecedented high-tech material has been chosen as much for its powerful and distinctive aesthetic as for its physical properties, since these polymers feature rare and surprising acoustic properties that endow the Minute Repeater with powerful sound output. The small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock and the hour-markers, also made of CTP, are strategically incised. These openings serve to amplify resonance inside the case and compensate for the absence of substantial internal volume, the latter being the customary precondition for effective sound propagation.

The manufacture-made Calibre BVL 362, a manual-winding Minute Repeater movement, is the thinnest in the world to date, at just 3.12mm thick. Once cased up, it serves to keep the total thickness of the watch down to just 6.85mm, for a total weight of just 47 grams.

Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon

The Calibre BVL 362 is decorated with Côtes de Genève motif, chamfering and circular graining © Bulgari

The circular cross-section gong-rings are affixed directly to the case. The extreme miniaturisation of the 362 components inside this extremely thin case is exemplified by the centrifugal governor featuring a diameter of just 3.3mm including its two poising weights. The striking mechanism pusher, equipped with a safety feature, is positioned at 9 o’clock on the case middle.

The case is teamed with an extremely supple carbon bracelet with titanium treated with DLC folding clasp. This futuristic Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon is a 50-piece limited edition.

Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon

Le boîtier n'accuse que 6,85mm d’épaisseur © Bulgari

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Bulgari has its own clear definition of excellence, which involves the perfect balance between design, added-value, quality of its products and its worldwide service. In the case of Bulgari watches, it all started with the Bulgari Bulgari watch that led to the creation of Bulgari Time in Switzerland in 1982.

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