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Bulgari Attire New Octo Finissimos in Carbon Gold

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo CarbonGold Perpetual Calendar.
The Bulgari Octo Finissimo CarbonGold Perpetual Calendar.

On the lately concluded Geneva Watch Days timepieces honest, founding model Bulgari should have been feeling considerably upbeat, particularly given the truth that its Octo Finissimo CarbonGold fashions are making the information once more. Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin confirmed off the brand new watches on a Zoom name with us, together with the superb Serpenti Misteriosi excessive jewelry watch. The latter watch deserves its personal area and we might but get to it. The mannequin actually options prominently in our upcoming interview with Babin.

The two new Bulgari Octo Finissimo CarbonGold models handsomely side by side.
The 2 new CarbonGold fashions handsomely aspect by aspect.

For this story although, we need to carry you the information about two new Octo Finissimo CarbonGold watches, the Automated and Perpetual Calendar. Whereas the Octo Finissimo has all the time been recognized for its ultra-thin actions and circumstances, this time it’s grabbing headlines for materials innovation. Because the identify CarbonGold suggests, the circumstances of each watches are in a mixture of carbon and gold.  

side view of Octo Finissimo CarbonGold
A aspect view of the extremely slim Octo Finissimo’s physique.

Carbon composite circumstances are humdrum affairs you would possibly say, however for the Bulgari Octo Finissimo, it truly is a special story. The reason being the very slim construction, with the automated and the perpetual calendar measuring 6.9mm and seven.6mm thick respectively. Bulgari resolved this engineering problem with some sort of titanium chassis to supply structural integrity; this one isn’t within the specs and was famous within the Monochrome report on the watches. On condition that titanium is extra elastic than metal, it brings a level of flexibility to circumstances that is likely to be sturdy however brittle. Bulgari confirmed the presence of this chassis on the sidelines of our dialog with Babin.  

Octo Finissimo CarbonGold in the making
Placing the items collectively.

These of you conversant in Bulgari’s penchant for materials innovation will recall that the model debuted a mixture of carbon and gold in 1993, to not point out its early experiments with aluminium and even magnesium. Within the new CarbonGold Automated and Perpetual Calendar watches, the watches are primarily cased in a carbon composite, with rose gold that includes solely within the crowns. Certainly, the bracelet and dial are additionally in carbon. The palms and markers are gold-coloured, probably plated, and the screws securing the exhibition case again are in gold, bringing us to some really quirky parts of the watches.  

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo CarbonGold Automatic
The Bulgari Octo Finissimo CarbonGold Automated.

Each the automated calibre BVL138 and the perpetual calendar calibre BVL305 function spectacular rose gold bridges paired with platinum micro-rotors, the latter of that are rose gold-plated. That is fairly audacious and tough to parse, so we should wait to see the watches in individual. The knowledge at current is incomplete and blended, with some media even reporting that the palms and markers are in full gold when they’re spelled out as gold-coloured.  

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