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BVLGARI Just Added 3 Sexy All Black Timepieces To Its Octo Collection

Contemporary twists to a classic collection.

BY Patrick Chew | Feb 22, 2016 | News

Images from Bulgari

The Octo is Bulgari’s distinctive octagonal case shape that it inherited from Gerald Genta when it acquired the brand back in 1999. It has since become a classic and an icon of strength with its sharp angular features, manifesting itself in reinventions and embellishments in white gold and diamonds and limited edition collaborative efforts such as the Bulgari Octo Maserati chronograph.

Now, the Italian watchmaker has unveiled the Octo Ultranero collection—three iterations in black DLC (diamond-like carbon) and pink gold. The arrayed 110-facetted structured case is immediately elevated by the use of black, which evokes masculinity and rugged sportiness. 

As Guido Terreni, Managing Director of the Bulgari Watch Division, points out, “Ultranero lends even more strength and contemporary power to the Octo watch. Its impact both visually and on the imagination is both immediate and striking. Beauty is as important as strength, so it allows itself a touch of gold, because gold is the signature of luxury according to Bulgari.”

Depending on the version, customers can choose between an all-black watch in DLC-coated steel fitted with a black rubber strap and subtly lit up only by pink gold hands and hour-markers or black DLC-coated case with pink gold crowns.

Octo Finissimo Tourbillon

Movement: Manual winding mechanical movement, flying tourbillon and specific ball-bearing system. World’s thinnest tourbillon Calibre BVL 268 Finissimo, 32.6mm diameter and 1.95mm thick; 21,6000 V/H, 52h power reserve; decorated by hand with Côtes de Genève finishing.

Case and dial: 40mm titanium case treated with black Diamond Like Carbon (D.L.C.) and transparent case-back; 18-kt pink gold crown with black ceramic insert; thickness 5.00mm; water-resistant to 30 m; Black lacquered dial with hand-applied polished hour-markers and opening above the tourbillon cage.

Bracelet: Black alligator strap and titanium pin buckle with black DLC treatment.

 

Octo Solotempo

Movement: Mechanical Manufacture movement with automatic winding and date, Caliber BVL 193 decorated with circular graining, Côtes de Genève, chamfering and snailed finishing; double barrel; 28,000 V/H, 50h power reserve.

Case and dial: 41mm steel case treated with black Diamond Like Carbon (D.L.C.) and transparent sapphire case-back; steel case treated with black Diamond Like Carbon (D.L.C.) or 18-kt pink gold bezel according to the version; screwed-in 18-kt pink gold crown with black ceramic insert; thickness 10.60mm; water-resistant to 100 m. Black lacquered polished dial with hand-applied pink gold plated hour-markers.

Bracelet: Integrated rubber strap and steel pin buckle with black D.L.C. treatment.

 

Octo Velocissimo
Movement: Mechanical Manufacture high-frequency chronograph with silicon escapement, automatic winding and date, Velocissimo Caliber BVL 328, integrated chronograph controlled by a column-wheel, decorated with circular-graining, Côtes de Genève and chamfered finishing; 36,000 V/H (5Hz), 50h power reserve.

Case and dial: 41mm steel case treated with black Diamond Like Carbon (D.L.C.) and transparent sapphire case-back; 18-kt pink gold bezel; screwed-in 18-kt pink gold crown with black ceramic insert; thickness 13.07mm; water-resistant to 100 m. Black lacquered polished dial with hand-applied pink gold plated hour-markers.

Bracelet: Integrated rubber strap and steel pin buckle with black D.L.C. treatment.