This year’s Basel watch exhibition, Bvlgari brought us a lot of surprises, especially the two series of LVCEA series and OCTO FINISSIMO. OCTO FINISSIMO not only set the world’s thinnest record for the fourth time, At the same time, a series of high-complexity and high-tech watches make people dizzying. This time I want to introduce this one to you is the Octo Finissimo series of hollow watches. Extremely thin, hollow, two difficult skills in the watch industry meet here, what kind of fun will be born?
Since the Bulgari Octo Finissimo series set the world’s thinnest tourbillon watch in 2014, ultra-thin has become an ultimate pursuit of Octo Finissimo. The reason why ultra-thin is difficult is that it has to be in a small space. , Once again shrinking, this test is not a traditional handicraft, but a series of difficult tests on the movement structure, aesthetics, production procedures and so on.
The new Bulgari Octo Finissimo skeleton watch is made of titanium, the surface is sandblasted, and the matte dark color refines the watch’s extreme masculinity.
The octagonal case is cut through a large number of facets, the shell is rich in layers, the edges and corners are prominent, the three-dimensional sense is strong, and the extremely thin thickness makes it even more unprecedented in science fiction vision.
With a diameter of 40 mm and a total thickness of 5.37 mm, it visually enhances its ultra-thin texture again. And in such an impactful case design, it is equipped with a more powerful hollowed-out movement. Through transparent gemstone glass, you can clearly appreciate every detail of the movement.
To make the time clear, the hands and time scale are blue, which contrasts with the dark tone of the movement. In addition to displaying time, the watch also has a power reserve display function.
Hollowing provides a clear overview of the movement’s structure, and the internal structure of the barrel can also be clearly displayed. Obviously, the hollow-out is not just to control the hollowed-out part reasonably, more importantly, because of the perspective, every detail needs to be carefully modified to present the exquisite mechanical beauty.
The watch is equipped with the brand-made Calibre BVL 128SK ultra-thin overall skeleton hand-wound mechanical movement, which is only 2.35 mm thick. In such a thin movement, there is still a hollowing out process. The difficulties can be imagined. Because of the thinness, the size and thickness of each part are carefully calculated. Hollowing will greatly reduce the stability of the part. Therefore, in order to allow the ultra-thin hollow-out movement to continue to run stably, each component needs to be strictly controlled, and of course, the material requirements are even more stringent.
Ultra-thin is the artistic pursuit of fine watchmaking. Hollow is the same. When the two are combined into one, its difficulty is completely beyond the sum of the two, which is why the ultra-thin hollow watch is so valuable. The new Bulgari Octo Finissimo skeleton watch is extremely lightweight, and contains high-complex mechanical art, which is truly a magical work.
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