Baselworld 2018 kicked off an a high with Bvlgari setting two world records for their latest creations.
The jewellery house unveiled timepieces for both men and women in Geneva, the Diva Finissima Minute Repeater and Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic. The first has won the title of the slimmest minute-repeater and raises a majestic anthem to artistry by chiming the time on demand while also celebrating a century of watchmaking and jewellery expertise, masterfully expressed through intricate gemsetting and a dial embellished by gold-spangled Urushi lacquer. The men’s model can proudly wear the winners hat for the slimmest self-winding watch at just 3.95mm – the fourth successive record symbolizes a perfect blend of technical sophistication and aesthetic refinement. It follows the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon in 2014, the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in 2016 and last year’s Octo Finissimo Automatic.
Parallel to this world record, Bvlgari introduces two new executions of Octo Finissimo Automatic in sandblasted pink gold or steel/rhodium. These new interpretations of what is today a cult-watch epitomises Italian style and propels watch design into a whole new dimension.
Word records aside, the timepieces elegantly embody the codes of the Maison that has long been praised for fine craftsmanship and pushing boundaries of watchmaking. Bvlgari CEO, Jean-Christophe Babin, and Bvlgari Horlogerie Managing Director, Guido Terreni, presented the newest additions alongside Brand Ambassadors Shu Qi and the actress Laura Harrier.