Record breaking: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Chronograph Skeleton Automatic

Bulgari once again tests the limits of traditional watchmaking with its latest ultra-thin timepiece

Watches & Jewellery 2 Sep 2020

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Chronograph Skeleton Automatic

Recent years have seen Bulgari’s haute horlogerie department grow from strength to strength. Certainly the esteemed jeweller and watchmaker is no stranger to breaking records, with its sleek and stylish Octo family playing host to some of its most boundary-pushing creations to date.

This latest addition to the line is no exception, its sixth world-record timepiece in six years. With the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Chronograph Skeleton Automatic it has accomplished the challenging feat of combining a skeletonised self-winding movement, single-push chronograph function and a tourbillion into a watch that is an incredibly svelte 7.4mm.

It comes on the back of other timepieces launched this year that have pushed the limits of thinness, including Bulgari’s Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon, the smallest women’s watch on the market, which followed in the footsteps of the Diva Finissima Minute Repeater, the thinnest chiming women’s watch.

The watch builds on the Octo’s trademark design with its intriguing blend of angular and rounded lines, here presented in a contemporary sandblasted titanium case. The modern look is completed with the sophisticated, well-balanced skeletonised dial in complementary grey shades.