Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton

Continuing its quest for beauty and elegance, Bulgari achieves a new feat with a skeleton-worked new interpretation of its Octo Finissimo Tourbillon, the world’s slimmest tourbillon.
The Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton is driven by an ultra-thin, entirely openworked tourbillon comprising 253 parts, featuring 13 jewels and eight ball bearings serving to reduce the overall thickness of the calibre.
Beating at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, the movement delivers a 62-hour power reserve. To ensure perfect efficiency and precision, its barrel spring is equipped with a slipping spring and the tourbillon cage is fitted on a peripherally-driven ultra-thin ball-bearing mechanism.
This exceptional and exclusive movement houses a barrel held by three ball bearings, an innovative feature serving to double the height of the barrel spring and thus achieve an 80% increase in power reserve, an impressive accomplishment for such a slim tourbillon model. To highlight such a movement with the panache it deserves, the case of this new Octo is made of platinum.
Technical details
Model: OCTO FINISSIMO TOURBILLON SKELETON

Movement
Manual winding mechanical Finissimo Skeletonflying tourbillon movement, sapphire mainplate, Caliber BVL 268, tourbillon cage mounted on ball bearings, 253 components, 21,600 V/H, 42h power reserve; 1.95mm thick; indication of the hours and minutes. Finishing: chamfered, circular satin-brushed gear wheels, three ball bearings for the barrel

Case and dial
40 mm platinum case, water-resistant to 30m; platinum crown with ceramic insert

Bracelet
Black alligator leather strap with pin buckle

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