Bvlgari Octo Finissimo – The World’s Thinnest Perpetual Calendar
The celebrated Italian jeweller Bvlgari creates iconic pieces that pay tribute to its Roman roots with inventive motifs and amazing colors. Bvlgari continues to reinvent luxury codes with pieces that have become icons of contemporary design while remaining faithful to its heritage. They has just eclipsed itself with the seventh world record for thinness; the Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar, the world’s thinnest perpetual calendar, compressed inside an automatic movement just 2.75mm thick, and a case of 5.80mm.
Bvlgari has made a name for itself in the Haute Horlogerie landscape, pushing limits and setting new records, notably with its Octo Finissimo watch. The company has evolved into a player in the luxury market, with an established and growing network of stores.
After exploring ultra-miniaturization in automatic movements, as well as the minute repeater, chronograph, and tourbillon, Bvlgari presents the Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar, the world’s slimmest perpetual calendar timepiece. This is the seventh record in seven years for Bvlgari following the tremendous fresh momentum that began in 2014.
The new watch is available in two variations; the signature titanium model ike all Bvlgari world record timepieces and a platinum version. The new watch once again features technical mastery allied with Maison’s signature design aesthetic. Traditional watchmaking embraces resolutely contemporary aesthetics for striking sophistication.The Italian luxury brand is known for its jewelry, watches, fragrances, accessories, and leather goods.
While the majority of design, production, and marketing is overseen and executed by Bulgari, the company does, at times, partner with other entities. For example, Bulgari eyewear is produced through a licensing agreement with Luxottica, and Bulgari formed a joint venture with Marriott International in 2001 to launch its hotel brand, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, a collection of properties and resort destinations around the world.
In 2009, Bulgari began a partnership with Save the Children, including a co-branded jewelry collection, of which a portion of the proceeds went to the charity. As of 2018, Bulgari’s contribution has totaled $80 million.
This probably is Italian Maison’s most accomplished horological complication ever. The Perpetual Calendar is a talented reinterpretation that yields hierarchical watchmaking excellence and Italian aesthetic sensitivity.