Bvlgari combines its triumphant army of Octo L’Originale watches with the arrival of two new varieties. With similar building plan as their Finissimo brothers , who have gotten a great many triumphs in the fight for super slim, the Octo l’Originale watches come with marginally thicker cases, sportier clothing and less fatty costs. Sheathed in complimenting black DLC-covered steel and featured with sumptuous rose gold subtleties, the sculptural states of the Octo case become significantly more articulated on these new Octo l’Originale Solotempo and Chronograph watches.
All Roads Lead to Rome
The virtuoso of the Octo lies in its exceptionally sculptural, powerful case plan. What is considered by numerous individuals as the actual encapsulation of a contemporary case plan – which weds a round bezel to an articulated octagonal base – was truth be told enlivened by building highlights of Ancient Rome. This gutsy juxtaposition of shapes has its beginnings in Rome’s royal design, to be exact, in the coffering of the Basilica Maxentius in the Roman Forum.
Both watches are housed in a 41mm case, however the stature of the chronograph is, as you would expect, somewhat higher than the Solotempo. The strain between the contradicting mathematical shapes is boosted with the differentiating utilization of sandblasted steel covered with black DLC and brilliant 18k rose gold sandwiched in the middle of the components and interspersed with a gold crown. The life systems of both is cases is indistinguishable with a round black DLC steel bezel settling upon a marginally projecting rose gold octagonal stage, which thus lays on the lower layered black components of the case. There are no less than 110 features working on it alone and when seen from the side you can truly value the suddenly ventured dividers at the base finishing in a smooth round bezel on top.
A change of suit for the Octo l’Originale Solotempo
Basically a similar watch we saw a year ago in a downplayed and lightweight full titanium suit , the new Solotempo model is sheathed in a sandblasted steel case treated with black DLC – a nanocomposite covering famous for its jewel like hardness, consumption obstruction and matte completion – with differentiating 18k rose gold subtleties on the dial and case. The case size of this upscale three-hander with date stays unaltered and measures 41mm in width with a tallness of 10.6mm and water-obstruction of 100m. The combination of sandblasted metal and DLC makes an exceptionally alluring, somewhat abrasive surface that is completely with regards to the contemporary idea of the Octo.
Another angle you will see after handling this model is the extra weight presented working on it by the combination of steel and gold. Despite the fact that I love the calm, recognized looks of the titanium Solotempo , its daintiness was an issue for me. I truly need to feel the heaviness of my watch.
The shading plan is shrewdly proceeded on the dial with its anthracite foundation and hand-applied rose gold lists and numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock. The date window at 3 o’clock feels marginally less prominent than on the titanium model. In the event that you take a gander at the border of the dial, you will see one more octagonal theme outlining the dial, which for this situation, and fortunately, has not been lifted up in rose gold.
Underneath the sapphire precious stone caseback is Bulgari’s Caliber BVL 191 Solotempo, a self-winding, fabricate development. A quality development, it beats at 28,800 v/ph and offers a 42-hour power hold. The development is appropriately – assuming modernly – got done with chamfered edges and Geneva stripes. The octagonal bezel outlining the caseback gem likewise includes eight golden pentagonal screws with cleaned heads.
To proceed with the smooth dim look of the dial and case, the incorporated and tightened elastic lash has likewise been treated in black. On the wrist, as you can find in the image, the watch oozes a sexy dull virility with a hint of debauched rose gold. Cost for the Solotempo is CHF 7,900 or EUR 8,400.
Octo L’Originale Chronograph
Just like the Solotempo model over, the Octo l’Originale Velocissmo Chronograph has had a makeover and shows up in a 41m sandblasted steel case with black DLC and a 18k rose gold octagon and crown. In the event that the case development is indistinguishable from the Solotempo, the case is marginally thicker coming in at 13.07mm, given the chronograph development inside.
By modifying the case materials and shedding the tachymeter scale that was highlighted on the bezel of the 2018 adaptation of the Octo L’Originale Velocissmo Chronograph , the watch has abandoned the chilly, specialized look of the titanium model and becomes an object of fascinating magnificence. The bits of 18k rose gold and smooth black DLC-covered steel give the watch an extravagant warmth once in a while found on your normal chronograph. The dial is likewise created in a matte anthracite tone and highlights hand-applied rose gold files and an exemplary tri-compax design for the registers.
This snappy chronograph is controlled by Bulgari’s self-winding type BLV328 Velocissimo, which is as a matter of fact Zenith’s incredible El Primero – a high-level incorporated development with a section haggle grip, which is utilized by Bvlgari because of cooperative energies inside the LVMH Group. This rendition of the great recurrence Zenith chronograph is managed with a silicon escapement. Beating at 36,000vph or 5Hz, it takes into consideration the accuracy estimation of 1/10 of a second (Velocissimo signifies “extremely quick” in Italian). The force hold is 50 hours. Noticeable through the show caseback, the development shows an openwork rotor and exquisite completes the process of including Geneva stripes, perlage and anglage.
The Octo l’Originale Chronograph is worn on a huge, tightened elastic lash coordinated into the case. It is gotten with a collapsing clasp guaranteeing a comfortable fit. The cost for this model is CHF 10,900 or EUR 11,500.
The combination of black and gold is quite often inseparable from style and extravagance. With this dapper combination, these new Octo Solotempo and Chronograph lift up the considerable engineering of their cases. With the hyper-tough DLC-covered steel case and decent 100m water-opposition, the Octo Solotempo is certainly a watch that can be worn day in, day out. Despite the fact that I can’t envision anyone utilizing the Octo chronograph to commit to a yacht and time a regatta, it positively brings a feeling of running Italian appeal to the table. Indeed, Bvlgari figures out how to intertwine components of exemplary Roman engineering, Italian plan pizazz and better Swiss mechanics than expand its invulnerable army of Octo watches.
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