Meet the Bulgari Octo Tourbillon Sapphire. The watch has a top and bottom case made of black DLC-coated titanium which sandwich a sapphire caseband/middle and green luminous cylinders. Bulgari’s circle-within-octagon case DNA is still present, but a fair departure from its traditional codes to create this bold looking watch
Bulgari Octo Tourbillon Sapphire
Price: 65,000 Swiss Francs
44mm x 12.45mm titanium and sapphire case
The openworked, 3D architecture of the BLV206 movement is impressive, including a flying tourbillon and ten bridges which radiate from the center of the caliber. The bridges are enhanced with a green, luminous material and also serve as hour indicators. The caliber also incorporates a smart time-setting indicator: pressing the crown displays a red dot in a tiny aperture at 3 o’clock, thereby signalling that the time may be set by simply turning the crown. Once the operation is complete, another press causes the dot to vanish and locks the time-setting mechanism.
A power reserve indicator is also prominent on the caseback.
The Bulgari Octo Tourbillon sapphire is fitted on a black rubberized alligator strap closed with a titanium folding buckle.