Bulgari is all geared up for Basel, stepping into the show with a world record holding openworked tourbillon.
Clocking in at 3.95mm slim, Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo Tourbillon is claimed to be the thinnest self-winding piece to date, as well as the thinnest piece fitted with a tourbillon.
The new automatic movement equipped with a Tourbillon follows the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon in 2014, the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in 2016 and last year’s Octo Finissimo Automatic.
The new updated movement is the Calibre BVL 288, measuring just 1.95mm thick and capable of a 52-hour power reserve, the movement is housed in a sandblasted titanium case revealing the entirely openworked skeleton movement.
The piece also indicates the hours, minutes and small seconds centrally.
The 42mm timepiece is limited to a production of 50 and limited to the general public too with its €125,000 price tag.
The launch of several Basel collections, as well as the world record, was celebrated by the Bulgari team. Bulgari CEO, Jean-Christophe Babin, and Bulgari Horlogerie Managing Director, Guido Terreni, led the press conference alongside several brand ambassadors who joined on stage: Brand Ambassador Shu Qi and the actress Laura Harrier.