It will be difficult to conceal the way that, since a couple of years, the brand Bulgari has become a significant actor in the field of watchmaking. What has for quite some time been a wonderful gem dealer and a maker of adornments situated watches is presently perceived as a legitimate innovator and a regarded top of the line watch brand, appearing to the world an incredible ability in super flimsy developments (in-house created and delivered) blended in with a special plan propelled by Roma. To comprehend the progressions worked by Bulgari and to perceive what will be the coming developments of the brand, we plunked down with Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari, discussing his almost 4 years as CEO, about the famous Octo plan and about the new models for 2017.
Since his landing in the head of Bulgari in May 2013, Jean-Christophe Babin has worked an impressive move in the methodology of the brand. For long, Bulgari has been (and still is) perhaps the most regarded gem dealers, which additionally ended up having in the assortment a few watches, a large portion of them dependent on the plan instead of on innovative abilities (to the special case of a couple of complicated pieces). All things considered, some were symbols, for example, the Serpenti or the Bulgari-Bulgari. However, in the previous few years, under the direction of Jean-Christophe Babin, the brand has grown extensively the notable Octo range, presenting in-house developments and complex highlights. The sign of this system was obviously the Finissimo assortment , with no not exactly the slimmest tourbillon development and the slimmest moment repeater watch. Impressive.
For 2017, Bulgari proceeds with its development and presents another watch in the Octo assortment, the Bulgari Octo Roma, actually depending on the 8-aspect plan, anyway with a more metropolitan and inconspicuous plan, most likely simpler to wear than the strong and sharp existing Octo watches. As yet depending on the in-house Solotempo development, it again shows an incredible plan, an ideal execution for a competitive value (beginning under 6,000 Euro). We’ll come back on this new Octo Roma assortment soon.
Finally, there is the business side. Nobody can deny the way that industry is in a generally troublesome circumstance, with Swiss watch sends out down 9.9% in 2016 compared with 2015 fares. Obviously, we asked Jean-Christophe Babin about Bulgari’s circumstance, which we definitely knew to be fairly certain. Right now we recorded this video, LVMH (the extravagance bunch that claims Bulgari) was all the while dealing with the official outcomes, which are presently accessible. Generally speaking, the watches and adornments division of the gathering is expanding its incomes of 5% and operational outcome of 6%. Inside the branch, Bulgari makes a record year, outperforming 2015 (which was at that point a record year for the brand), with a particular notice about the Octo range, which again gains pieces of the pie in the troublesome setting of the men watches section – source: LVMH ( see here ).