Bulgari, the Italian jewellery and luxury goods brand, has given its Octo collection of timepieces an update.
This year, two Octo L’Originale timepieces come newly armoured in titanium.
The material, first used in the aerospace industry, is favoured by manufacturers in many other fields because of its thermal, mechanical, hypoallergenic and corrosion-resistance properties.
It is also incredibly light, making it undeniably easy to wear. Titanium is used for the case, dial and crown protecting the heart of the watch inside.
Two versions are offered: a three-hand Octo L’Originale and an Octo L’Originale Chronograph.
These two timepieces were also the first to be created for the collection when it was launched in 2012, hence the name, “L’Originale”.
They are among the many innovative timepieces of leading luxury watch brands featured at the Baselworld 2018 trade fair in Basel, Switzerland, from March 22 to 27.
The three-hand version is driven by the Calibre BVL 191 Soltoempo, a mechanical self-winding movement with a 42-hour power reserve.
The chronograph comes equipped with the high-frequency mechanical self-winding BVL 328 Velocissimo movement, featuring a 50-hour power reserve.
Both timepieces have a 41-millimetre (1.6-inch) face and boast a transparent caseback.
Another highlight of the Octo collection is the Octo Tourbillon Sapphire, which continues to play with the idea of transparency.
The timepiece, which is now offered in blue, comes to life in the dark thanks to the 11 bars coated in Super-LumiNova (a luminescent material).
Black-coated DLC (diamond-like-carbon) bars stretch out from the centre of the case, where the calibre is, to the sides, doubling as hour markers.
The watch pushes the boundaries of what it means to have a skeletonised timepiece and is one of the best to hit Baselworld so far.
This 44-millimetre timepiece is powered by the manual-winding Calibre BVL 206.
At six o’clock on the face of the watch is the flying tourbillon looking beautiful – because there is nothing to obstruct the view.
It comes with a 64-hour power reserve.