Hands On With The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph Record-Setting Watch

 |  May 13th, 2019

Setting another world record this year, Bulgari unveiled the world’s thinnest automatic chronograph during the recent  Baselworld 2019 exhibit. Recent I had a chance to go hands-on with this watch, and I must say it is impressively thin. Bulgari Sets New World Record with Octo Finissimo Chronograph at Baselworld 2019 BULGARI The new Octo Finissimo Chronograph measures a scant 3.3 mm (1/8th of an inch)  in thinness—about the thickness of two basic letter envelopes stacked. The integrated movement is the flattest…

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Bulgari Unveils Two Record-Setting Watches at Baselworld 2018: Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon and Diva Finissima Minute Repeater

 |  March 23rd, 2018

Yesterday on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com,  I broke the news about the record-setting Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon watch that again established records for ultra-thin watches. However, Bulgari has also set a record for the world’s thinnest ultra-thin minute repeater for women with the bejeweled Octo Finissima Minute Repeater. Bulgari Octo Finnisimo Automatic Tourbillon  Opening Baselworld 2018 with a bang, Bulgari unveiled the incredibly thin, highly technical Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon – which measures just 3.95mm thin when…

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Bulgari Unveils World Record Watch: Octo Finissimo Automatic (price)

 |  March 24th, 2017

Here at Baselworld 2017, Bulgari unveils its third record-setting Octo watch. The Octo Finissimo Automatic timepiece sets a world record for being the slimmest automatic watch on the market.  The 41mm timepiece beats out the previous record holder by tiny fractions and does so with a movement consisting of 130 parts and a platinum rotor to fully wind the watch and offer 55 hours of power reserve. The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic ultra-thin self-winding watch was several years in the making and had help from…

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A Close-Up Look at the Record-Setting Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater

 |  June 7th, 2016

Earlier this year, at Baselworld 2016, a number of world records were set. One of the most alluring may well be the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater watch — setting the world record as the thinnest hand-wound minute repeater on the market.   Part of the ultra-thin Octo collection, the  Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater houses the complicated 362-part Caliber 362, which measures just 3.12 mm thin. Even when cased, the watch is still majestically slim at 6.85 mm. Several years in…

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Breguet Breaks Records with the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique

 |  July 28th, 2014

By Gordon Henderson Breguet is a juggernaut when it comes to innovations in the advancement of horology. Founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1775, it is one of the oldest watch making brands in the world. ATimelyPerspective had the great pleasure of touring the brand’s Manufacture and its renowned tourbillon room. You can read about that here.  In fact, Breguet is touted as the author of a number of inventions beyond the tourbillon, including  the first wrist watch in 1810, and…

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