Launched in 2018 with a black DLC-treated titanium case, this series returns this year with prized qualities which make it even more attractive.

While Bvlgari never ceases to amaze us with the extra-thin models of the Finissimo collection, there are other pieces which also deserve our attention, such as the Octo Roma Tourbillon Sapphire launched at the latest edition of Baselworld. This timepiece offers a journey into a purely mechanical universe with an open setting over a tourbillon movement. As a result, the architecture of the caliber contributes to the style of the timepiece. Within its star-shaped, deep blue skeletonized structure, the hour and minute hands pass over and point to the slimline rose gold index markers on the bridges. At 6 o’clock, the flying tourbillon placed on top of this framework regulates its hypnotic rhythm by performing one full rotation every 60 seconds. This composition comes to life within a 44-mm sandblasted rose gold case. The octagonal middle case is also made of sapphire crystal to allow more light to penetrate this exceptional mechanism.

bulgari octo roma tourbillon saphir closeupThe watch is powered by the BVL 206 caliber. All the components can be seen through the sapphire crystal case back. Once wound, this manual-winding movement provides a power reserve of around 64 hours. On the back, an indicator shows the remaining power.

bulgari octo roma tourbillon saphir sideThe combination of azure blue and this precious material accentuates the refined personality of this edition.

The Octo Roma Tourbillon Sapphire limited to 50 pieces comes with a stylish blue leather strap finished with a folding buckle.

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By Dan Diaconu