It’s difficult to exceed a wrist watch such as the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon. Its style is subtle, yet clearly Bulgari, Roman flair combined with very best in Swiss watchmaking. That last part, that outstanding ultra-thin tourbillon, having a height of just 1.95 mm happens to be hidden behind a dial with simply a dent for that tourbillon. That’s now going to change using the new skeleton form of this remarkable watch.
Bulgari did a bit more than simply take away the dial from the watch. Not just did they skeletonized the movement, they also applied a PVD coating around the bridges and primary plate to improve the contrast and highlight the moving components within the watch. Even though it is already difficult to develop a record-breaking, ultra-thin tourbillon, skeletonizing it requires it to some entirely unique level. Specifically in watches as thin because the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon, you actually need much of your primary plate and bridges to keep the structural integrity from the movement. Without them, precision could suffer.
When holding and putting on the timepiece, you undoubtedly realize how much of an accomplishment Bulgari achieved. The apparatus train appears to just about float in mid-air, helped through the black coating on which areas of the mainspring and bridges that remain. Thing about this experience can also be the ultra-thin situation. Bulgari could place the 1.95 mm thick movement right into a situation calculating only 5 mm thick. Including a azure very on the leading not to mention the rear to actually showcase the skeleton movement. Although possibly more extrovert compared to previous version, the skeleton is visually a properly-balanced piece, in which the moving areas of the movement match the colour from the situation and also the primary plate and bridges those of the strap. Despite the fact that there’s a great deal to see, away from the least the flying tourbillon, the timepiece is within full harmony with itself as only an Italian design could be.