What do orchestral conductors Beatrice Venezi and Lorenzo Viotti, artist Refik Anadol, budding astronaut Alyssa Carson, young explorer Jade Hameister or three Michelin-star chef Niko Romito have in common? All these prominent figures share a virtuosic mastery of their field that propels them to new heights. They also introduce us to their respective worlds in a series of podcasts launched by Bulgari under the title “What it takes to break records”. With a series of episodes lasting around 15 minutes each and available on all the usual platforms, B*Maestro gives the floor to people for whom excellence is an integral part of their daily lives and whose diverse experiences are a source of learning in themselves. The presenters were not selected at random and each of them embodies the spirit of the emblematic Octo Finissimo collection. Accordingly, eight prominent figures describe their motivation, share their passion for ever-greater performance, and explain in detail how they manage to push beyond their own limits. The number eight is significant, as the number of watches that have broken world records in the universe of ultra-thin timepieces. The adventure begins with the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Manuel and culminates in the Octo Finissimo Ultra, the slimmest mechanical watch ever made, at a height of just 1.80 mm. Perfecting each chapter called for imagination, technical mastery and rigour. Like a top athlete, learning and repeating a perfect movement help us to progress, surrounded by a close-knit team, studying the latest innovations and enhancing our knowledge of materials. The expertise acquired by the manufacture for each single piece has allowed us to write a memorable page in the history of watchmaking. With its creations driven by the pursuit of performance, Bulgari has elevated craftsmanship to the rank of art.