CONTEMPORARY ELEGANCE TINGED WITH EXTREME TECHNICAL SOPHISTICATION
Continuing its quest for beauty and elegance, BVLGARI achieves a new feat with a skeleton-worked new interpretation of its Octo Finissimo Tourbillon, the world’s slimmest tourbillon, introduced in 2014. An haute horlogerie creation that has pushed back one of the ultimate limits of the watchmaking art that of thinness with regard to one of the most delicate and coveted horological complications: the tourbillon. In 2017, BVLGARI moves to another level by offering devotees of beautiful watchmaking a new interpretation with an entirely skeleton-worked tourbillon. The whole movement is now visible and the magic spell is woven even more powerfully through this contemporary elegance tinged with extreme technical sophistication.
The Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton is driven by an ultra-thin, openworked tourbillon comprising 253 parts, featuring 13 jewels and eight ball bearings serving to reduce the overall thickness of the calibre. Beating at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, the movement delivers a 52-hour power reserve. To ensure perfect efficiency and precision, its barrel spring is equipped with a slipping spring and the tourbillon cage is fitted on a peripherally driven ultra-thin ball-bearing mechanism. This exceptional and exclusive movement houses a barrel held by three ball bearings, an innovative feature serving to double the height of the barrel spring and thus achieve an 80% increase in power reserve, an impressive accomplishment for such a slim tourbillon model. To highlight such a movement with the panache it deserves, the 40 mm case is made of platinum and features a platinum crown with ceramic insert.