Bulgari is generally considered the outstanding jewellery maker in a stable of watchmakers at LVMH.
The business put that reputation to bed at this year’s Baselworld by unveiling one of the great show stoppers of the exhibition, the Octo Finissimo Skeleton.
The watch is extremely light thanks to its incredible slimness and its use of titanium for the case and some of the movement.
It is also a marvel to admire, with its contemporary architectural design that Bulgari says takes inspiration from Italian constructions of Antiquity and the Renaissance.
This year’s £18,400 skeleton is the latest in a series of record-breaking Octo models thanks to their shared ultra-thin base movement.
The Octo Finissimo Tourbillon, made in 2014, is the thinnest of its type. So was the 2016 Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater, and the Octo Finissimo Automatic in 2017.