A new skin for Serpenti and an extra-thin record breaker? Bulgari impresses the world of watchmaking with two all-new timepieces for Baselworld
We expected at least one or two utterly breathtaking watches that would emerge from Bulgari at this year’s Baselworld, and we were not disappointed. The Italian brand unveiled two new novelties that took our breath away. The first is the new 41mm Octo Finissimo Automatic watch, which has already set a world record for being the slimmest self-winding timepiece on the market!
Inspired by Bulgari’s two previous Octo record-setting watches released by the brand, the new ultrathin Octo Finissimo Automatic is a self-winding piece with a platinum micro rotor, and features an astonishing thickness of only 5.15mm. To ensure smooth energy regulation, it beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour and has a 60-hour power reserve.
The new Octo Finissimo Automatic has been presented alongside another breathtaking piece—the all-new Serpenti. Eternally youthful, the colorful and fresh take on the brand’s iconic Serpenti is the first entirely customizable watch ever launched by Bulgari. The new contemporary version of the icon features double wrap-around straps made from multicolour exotic leathers. A natural and legitimate continuation of the Serpenti saga, these new straps are made from karung, a skin that is particularly resistant and supple.
This Serpenti timepiece can be quickly transformed whenever and wherever thanks to an extremely practical fastening system that enables the straps to easily become interchangeable by the wearer on all models. While each watch comes with two straps – in karung or calfskin – in a variety of colours, the wearer can opt to get more straps from the wide range offered in store.
The customization doesn’t end there. Bulgari has developed an app’ designed to facilitate the customisation process, which enables the wearer to create her own Serpenti by choosing the case, dial, the gemsetting and the strap as well as an engraving of her choice on the caseback. A wide variety of cases and dials is presented, with a huge palette of combinations and colour variations.