Baselworld 2017 – Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic & The World’s Thinnest Automatic Movement

Baselworld 2017 – Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic & The World’s Thinnest Automatic Movement

Bulgari stands out as truly newsworthy once more, this time with “the world’s thinnest automatic movement“. Subsequent to introducing the thinnest Tourbillon watch and movement (Baselworld 2014) and thinnest moment repeater (Baselworld 2016), we trusted Bulgari would focus on breaking one more record. We were not baffled… ! Introducing the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic fueled by an amazing slight 2.23 mm self-winding movement. We should investigate the new world record holder.

Avantgarde engineering, striking shapes, an affection for linearity, these are largely signs of Bulgari plan. In this regard, the Octo consummately catches the pith of the brand and has become its most famous watch plan. To such an extent that one model has been changed into a whole men’s watch assortment flaunting some noteworthy watchmaking accreditations, including two world records (thinnest tourbillon and thinnest moment repeater). It’s the ideal mix of Swiss watchmaking ability melded with an Italian fashion awareness…

This charming watch, the Bulgari Octo Finissimo, presently comes with automatic twisting, controlled by the in-house, record-slight BLV138 created and produced at the Bulgari fabricate in Le Sentier.

This enormous (36.00 mm) self-winding movement is an advancement of the manual injury BLV128. Instead of the force save pointer, which is obvious at the rear of the type BVL128 , a miniature rotor has been keenly coordinated all things being equal. Because of their more modest distance across, miniature rotors have a lower level of latency, henceforth a denser metal, for this situation platinum 950, is utilized. Not just has this made the watch more down to earth by taking into consideration automatic winding, it has likewise prompted the making of an extraordinarily flexible automatic movement, ! Truth be told, with the BLV138, Bulgari enhances the Piaget Altiplano’s record of 2.35 mm (with their type 1208P).

Yet, the improvement of the movement has been significantly more complex than simply adding a miniature rotor to the current BLV128. It required careful ability to stretch the boundaries of movement configuration, working with the most exact resistances. Overseeing power (kinematic chain) and the utilization of room inside the movement are basic. The BLV138 runs at 21’600 vibrations/hour (versus 28’800 for the BLV128). The automatic winding requires the utilization of an alternate origin, which clarifies the marginally decreased force save regardless of the lower recurrence. All things considered, at 60 hours, it is somewhat noteworthy, given the slimness of the movement and it is surely adequate with automatic winding. Likewise, an exceptional inverter instrument expands the twisting productivity in this Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic.

The design of the movement incorporates fine, excellent Geneva stripes, perlage and pleasant anglage. Its design highlights four huge scaffolds, a meager full equilibrium connect and a little extension to hold the rotor in place.

The instance of this Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic is 40 mm in width yet feels a lot bigger on account of its thin profile – it is in reality just 5.15mm thick. The completion of the case, in sand-impacted titanium, is stunning, further upgrading its fresh points and exact bends. Its plan is pleasantly underlined by the calm, dim dark look of titanium. The crown is set with an earthenware inlay.

Beyond the outrageous slimness of the watch and the authority of shapes, the simple outward appearance of the ulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic is improved by the unadulterated, refined plan of the dial, the completion of which pleasantly coordinates the case. It includes the Octo’s mallet style hour markers and extended Arabic numerals at 12 and 6. Like the movement underneath, its thickness has been diminished to the absolute minimum. The little seconds is demonstrated somewhere in the range of 7 and 8 o’clock, straightforwardly from the seconds wheel to keep the movement as level as possible.

The Octo Finissimo automatic is worn on a super level gator calfskin lash incorporated into the case and with no sewing. It is likewise accessible with a sandblasted titanium arm band, exquisite looking and manly simultaneously. It is shut with a collapsing fasten guaranteeing a comfortable fit on the wrist while being adaptable and light-weight with a somewhat grainy feel.

It isn’t by chance that Bulgari has set this somewhat great arrangement of records… The Octo Finissimo automatic supplies additional proof of the brand’s horological qualifications. All things considered, regardless of whether you care about records, doesn’t actually matter (I don’t mind personally). Like its manual injury kin, oneself winding Bulgari Finissimo is just brilliant while offering the additional common sense of automatic winding. It is dressy, super-thin and comfortable. Its miniature rotor movement is staggering, the sort of work we need here at Monochrome… Even its value feels legitimized, considering the unbelievable work on both the movement and the case – CHF 11,900 on croc tie, CHF 12,900 on titanium arm band. More subtleties on  www.bulgari.com .


Technical particulars – Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic

  • Case: 40mm distance across x 5.15mm thick – titanium, sand-impacted – sapphire precious stone on the front and on the back with antireflective covering – Water impervious to 30m.
  • Movement: Caliber BLV138, in-house – automatic winding (platinum miniature rotor) – 36.00mm x 2.23mm – 60h power save – 21’600 vibrations/h – 31 gems – hours, minutes, little seconds.
  • Bracelet: alligator cowhide lash or titanium wristband with collapsing clasp.
  • Price: 11,900 CHF on croc tie, 12,900 CHF on titanium bracelet