Bulgari Octo Roma, The quintessence of style

Press Release – Pre-Baselworld 2018

Bulgari Octo Roma, The quintessence of style

In another vein and yet clearly part of the same heritage, Octo Roma enables style to take on substance. Formal design is not a theoretical exercise in spatial geometry.

On the contrary, the Bulgari approach is as practical as it is contemporary. It dedicates its mastery of volumes and proportions to serving creativity and aesthetic expression: Octo Roma embodies the quintessence of style.

Bulgari Octo Roma

Bulgari is presenting three new references. The first flaunts its elegance devoid of any superfluous elements on a sunburst anthracite dial framed by a steel case. It is fitted with a black alligator leather strap secured by a steel pin buckle. The second heightens its presence by teaming the steel case with a matching articulated-link bracelet. The finishing details and the contrasts between the polished and satin-brushed elements instils luminous touches accentuated by its extremely luminous sunburst blue dial.

Bulgari Octo Roma

The third version, unsurprisingly for a Maison with jewellery-making origins, showcases gold, reinforced by the black touch typical of Italian contemporary design. Octo Roma is also available with a steel case featuring a pink gold bezel and winding-crown, while the two-tone bracelet combines gold and steel.

Pleasing proportions and a high-performing calibre

The three new versions maintain the beautifully balanced proportions defined by Bulgari. The 58-facet case combining watchmaking’s typical round and square shapes is structurally complex yet aesthetically simple. The integrated lugs create a pleasingly taut overall design while contributing to the extremely pure overall aesthetic. The 41mm diameter is wide enough to make the dial with its applied hour-markers and openworked hands perfectly legible, while maintaining a distinct sense of moderation.

Bulgari Octo Roma

Watchmaking seduction naturally also encompasses a passion for mechanics. Bulgari responds to this by treating its Octo Roma watch to a Manufacture mechanical self-winding movement, Calibre BVL 191 Solotempo. It has a 42-hour power reserve, notably ensured by the efficiency of its ceramic components and its frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. Its refined finishing, drawing upon the finest Swiss skills such as chamfering and Côtes de Genève, is entirely in keeping with watchmaking traditions.

Bulgari Octo Roma

Its generosity and the craftsmanship it embodies make Octo Roma an instinctive favourite: 100% Swiss as well as 100% Italian, it is 200% a watch of passion.

Bulgari Diva's Dream Phoenix Tourbillon

A legendary crimson red bird, reborn after being consumed by flames…

Bulgari Octo Tourbillon Sapphire

It is resolutely time for transparency. This philosophy of light has led Bulgari to explore a new dimension, expressed through the Octo Tourbillon Sapphire...

Bulgari Serpenti Misteriosi High Jewellery

Nonetheless, the symbol can also be entirely renewed and take on an appearance pushing the boundaries of jewellery-making feasibility.

Titanium for Bulgari Octo L’Originale

These two timepieces representing the origins of the line appear this year in a new and eminently contemporary exterior. Titanium is a technical material...

Bulgari Diva Finissima Minute Repeater

A new world record to celebrate its most ancient horological skill, one hundred years of jewellery.