Unveiled in early spring, the Roman watchmaker’s self-winding chronograph, with a case architected like a work of art, draws its inspiration from the cultural wealth of the Italian city.

Like a speeding car, the creativity of the Roman watchmaker and jeweler knows no boundaries, no limits, no deadlock. Quite the contrary. It draws its luminous energy from its native city, from the rich architectural and cultural beauty that makes its walls marked by history so charming, to which it pays a vibrant tribute with the Octo Roma Chronograph duo. A pair of watches stylishly crafted, marrying different geometric figures in harmony, by Bvlgari.

Completing the three-hand pieces of the collection unveiled earlier this spring, these new references feature a 42mm-diameter steel case, octagonal in shape with softened angles, embellished with a screw-down crown that helps guarantee water resistance to a depth of 100m. An additional advantage, as summer will soon be back, is that in addition to the perfectly integrated metal link bracelet, the Octo Roma Chronograph comes with two rubber links that are closed by a pin buckle.

On the dial, which comes in an intense blue or charcoal black dominated by an oversized 12, the Clous de Paris pattern curves around three azure counters: the small seconds at 3 o’clock, which completes the central display of hours and minutes, and the chronograph totalizers at 9 and 6 o’clock, which are fed by the large second hand. The date is discreetly indicated in an aperture at 4:30. These features are brought to life by the BVL 399 caliber, a self-winding movement that delivers a 42-hour power reserve and whose inner workings can be admired through the sapphire crystal that seals the case back.