Bulgari has announced that it will introduce the Octo Tourbillion Full Diamonds and Octo Bi-Retrograde Full Diamonds, two new timepieces that will launch as part of its collection for the year.
The first, the Octo Tourbillion Full Diamonds, will be powered by a self-winding BVL 263 movement that has been entirely developed in-house by the brand. It utilises a tourbillion device on a sapphire bridge, and beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour (3Hz), through which it achieves a minimum power reserve of approximately 60 hours.
Its 41 mm case is presented in 22-carat white gold and is paved with 262 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 11.20 carats), with a 8 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 0.15 carats) and 1 brilliant-cut diamond (approx. 0.22 carats) on the crown. Furthermore, it’s dial with full “invisible setting”, is complemented by 178 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 6.75 carats), that surround the opening of the tourbillon carriage.
Finally, it is topped off with a black alligator leather strap that is equipped with a double-blade folding clasp set with 35 diamonds (approx. 1.24 carats).
The second model, the Octo Bi-Retrograde Full Diamonds houses a self-winding Retro GG7722 calibre movement that beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (3Hz) with 35 jewels. Boasting a power reserve of 45 hours, it will feature jumping hours, retrograde minutes and a retrograde date display.
Its 43 mm case is presented in 18-carat white gold, of which is adorned by baguette-cut diamonds using the “invisible setting” technique. Whilst, the 18-carat white gold screw-lock crown is set with a specially cut solitaire diamond.
The dial, also entirely composed of baguette-cut diamonds using the “invisible setting”, is further complemented by minutes and date sectors made from ceramic marquetry.
In similar fashion to the Octo Tourbillion Full Diamonds, it is also supplied on a black alligator leather strap with double-blade folding clasp set with 35 diamonds (approx. 1.24 carats).