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Geneva Watch Days 2021: Bulgari Highlights

Join us as we take you through the new releases from the house of Bulgari launched during the 2021 Geneva Watch Days.

For the 2021 Geneva Watch Days, Bulagri kicks off the event with timepieces that are set on a theme that offers an “open invitation to travel”. All timepieces released this year is connected to the idea of travel. Starting from the Octo Roma WorldTimer and the Octo Roma Papillon Tourbillon to the Divina Mosaica Minute Repeater and its Divina sister, each of them are reminiscent of the feeling of freedom that travel brings to our life.

Another timepiece that does stand out this year is the new Gerald Genta Arena Retrogade with smiling Disney Mickey Mouse (more on this later!)

Octo Roma Worldtimer

Ready to take on the world, the 2021 Octo Roma WorldTimer is the perfect timepiece that speaks of the Maison's offering to travel. During a time when the world is opening up and things are starting to get back to normal (in some way), there can be no better way to represent this positivity than with a timepiece like the Octo Roma WorldTimer that offers instant reading of time in 24 cities, i.e. In 24 timezones.

Set in a 41mm Octo Roma case, the timepiece is available in two materials; 904L stainless steel and another black sandblasted DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) finish stainless steel. Driven by a new integrated movement BVL257 that is made up of 261 components, the watch offers the hours, minutes, seconds and a worldtimer function and clocks in a power reserve of 42 hours. The blue sunburst dial (904L stainless steel ) and the matt black sandblasted dial ( black sandblasted DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) finish stainless steel) is home to the 24 timezones showcased via the 24-hour indicator is adjusted via the crown.

Strapped to a satin-brushed and polished stainless steel or black textured rubber strap , the Octo Roma Worldtimer is a timepiece that wants you to take that vacation right away!

Technical Specifications:

OCTO ROMA WORLDTIMER STAINLESS STEEL – 103481

Movement

BVL257 Mechanical self-winding movement with WorldTimer, hours, minutes and seconds, 24 time zones and 24-hour indicator; 42-hour power reserve, frequency: 28,800 Vph (4Hz); 26 jewels. Diameter: 33.00 mm; thickness: 6.03 mm.

Case and dial

Case in 904L stainless steel, 41 mm diameter with satin-brushed/polished nish, satin-brushed/polished bezel, 11.35 mm thick, transparent back, screw- lock steel crown set with a ceramic decoration and serving to set the time as well as the cities indication; water-resistant to 100 m. Blue sunburst dial and indicators, applied brushed rhodium-plated gold hour-markers.

Bracelet

Satin-brushed/polished steel bracelet with triple-blade folding clasp.

OCTO ROMA WORLD TIMER STEEL DLC (DIAMOND LIKE CARBON) – 103486

Movement

BVL257 Mechanical self-winding movement with WorldTimer, hours, minutes and seconds, 24 time zones and 24-hour indicator; 42-hour power reserve, frequency: 28,800 Vph (4Hz); 26 jewels. Diameter: 33.00 mm; thickness: 6.03 mm.

Case and dial

Case in 904L steel, 41 mm diameter, black sandblasted DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) nish, 11.35 mm thick, transparent caseback, screw-lock crown in DLC steel set with a ceramic decoration and serving to set the time as well as the cities indication, water-resistant to 100 m. Matt black sandblasted dial and indicators, hour-markers enhanced with Super-LumiNova® (SLN), hours and minutes hands with SLN.

Strap

Black textured rubber strap with DLC steel pin buckle.

Octo Roma Central Tourbillon Papillon

Hitting your horological sensibilities with much gusto is the new and unique Octo Roma Central Tourbillon Papillon. While complex in its construction at first glance, when you strip the watch to its bare minimum, you will notice a simple representation of reading the hours and the minutes – a feature that the brand executes with much flair.

The timepiece is inspired by a lepidopteran (a kind of a butterfly) whose flight can “cause a flutter. This is showcased with the mechanism carrying two independent retractable diamond-shaped hands that is set on a supporting disc. Each of these hands turn along a 180-degree semi-circular minute track. The jumping hour window is located at 12 o' clock and the minutes and seconds are read successively via the two hands. Quite simple, right? All of these are set on the black matt dial that also houses an open centre that reveals the tourbillon cage and the Papillon system.

The 41mm rose gold case with a see-through ccaseback houses the hand-wound mechanical Manufacture movement, Calibre BVL 332. This Manufacture marvel has been designed and assembled in the nest tradition by the master-watchmakers of the Manufacture Bulgari. It offers a power reserve of 60 hours which is uniquely showcased on the back of the rose gold case of the Octo Roma.

Technical Specifications:

OCTO PAPILLON CENTRAL TOURBILLON – 103475

Movement

Mechanical hand-wound Manufacture movement, central ying tourbillon, Calibre BVL 332; minutes indication by means of patented device with two rose gold Papillon hands, 24-hour jumping hour display via a disc on a ceramic ball bearing, power-reserve indicator on the back; 21,600 vph (3Hz), 30 jewels; 60-hour power reserve; 330 components. Diameter: 34 mm; thickness: 8.76 mm.

Case

41mm rose gold case, transparent sapphire back, rose gold crown with black ceramic insert. Black matt dial with opening revealing the tourbillon cage and the Papillon system.

Strap

Matt black alligator strap, rose gold folding clasp.

Gerald Genta Arena Retrograde With Smiling Disney Mickey Mouse

For the 2021 Geneva watch Days, Bulgari brings back vintage charm with the Gerald Genta Arena Retrograde With Smiling Disney Mickey Mouse. A delight to look at, the watch features Disney's most iconic mouse that has become a signature offering of the Gerald Genta brand and we just cannot get enough of it. Since the time Bulgari has acquired the Gerald Genta brand, the Maison has been continually offering timepieces that celebrates all that Gerald Genta stood for. For 2019 it released a limited edition platinum edition celebrating its 50th anniversary. This was followed by a new titanium Arena timepiece for 2020.

Now in 2021, Bulgari brings us a joyful and playful Gerald Genta Arena Retrograde With Smiling Disney Mickey Mouse. Faithful to the spirit and soul of the Genta brand, the timepiece marks the return of the mischievous mouse. The limited edition timepiece houses is crafted in a 41mm stainless-steel case with a white dial housing the famous mouse leaping onto the rhodium-plated sunray dial. Reading time on the dial is made easy with a jumping hour window at 5 o' clock and Mickey's left arm indicating the minutes on the 210-degree retrograde sector. Cool, isn't it?

The Gerald Genta Arena Retrograde with smiling Disney Mickey Mouse is powered by an automatic mono-retrograde movement that clocks in a power reserve of 42 hours.Limited to just 150-pieces globally, the timepiece come strapped to a red textured and padded rubber strap.

Technical Specifications:

GERALD GENTA ARENA RETROGADE WITH SMILING DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE -103613

Movement

Mono-retrograde movement, jumping hour aperture at 5 o’clock, retrograde minutes hand on a 210-degree sector, 26.20 mm diameter, 28,800 vph, 42- hour power reserve.

Case and dial

41mm, stainless steel, rhodium-plated white dial with a jumping Mickey Mouse, a jumping hour window at 5 o' clock.

Strap

Red textured padded rubber strap; Gerald Genta folding clasp in polished stainless steel.

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