Bulgari reveals first Octo Roma Chronograph along with new tourbillon models

2023 sees luxury brand Bulgari launch new, elegant models in the Octo Roma collection.
After a focus on their jewellery timepieces for the LVMH Watch Week, Italian luxury fashion house Bulgari has elevated its famed Octo Roma collection with an automatic watch, a chronograph, and a tourbillon piece. Retaining the iconic octagonal shape of the case of the collection, the new Octo Roma Automatic and for the first-time ever Octo Roma chronograph models, which come with an interchangeable wristband system, a crown safeguarded by crown protectors and seamlessly integrated into the case. The models are water resistant up to 100 metres. 

Octo Roma Automatic
The 41mm automatic timepiece comes equipped with the in-house Calibre BVL 191 movement with three hands and a date display. It houses a power reserve of 42 hours. The model is available in three dial variations: Blue, anthracite, and white. The hands are coated with Super-LumiNova,  along with the hour markers and the Arabic numerals at 6 and 12 o’clock. 

The Octo Roma Automatic comes with a polished and satin-brushed stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp. An additional rubber bracelet with a pin buckle is also included.

Bulgari Octo Roma Automatic

Octo Roma Chronograph
Housing the Calibre BVL 399, the 42mm Octo Roma chronograph is a new addition to the Octo Roma line - it features a chronograph function with a central seconds hand, a 30-minute counter, and a 12-hour counter. The date is displayed between 4 and 5 o’clock with the chronograph readings at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock in three sunburst counters.  Two pushers have been integrated into the case that sits on a polished and satin-brushed stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp – and comes with an alternate rubber bracelet option. The movement is a new in-house Swiss movement. It comes in two dial options: Blue and black. 

Bulgari Octo Roma Chronograph

Octo Roma Tourbillon
Bulgari announces not one, not two, not three, but four new tourbillon models this year. The Octo Roma Striking Papillon Tourbillon and the Striking Tourbillon Saphir come with a sporty, new case featuring the tourbillon at 6 o’clock.

You can read the hour through a fixed window at 12 o’clock, while the minutes are displayed in a semicircle from 0 to 60, in the Octo Roma Papillon Tourbillon. The dial features two diamond-shaped hands. The piece is available in a titanium case with tones of vivid green throughout the dial including the stitching on the rubberized black alligator strap. 

Octo Roma Striking Papillon Tourbillon and Striking Tourbillon Saphir

The Octo Roma Striking Tourbillon Saphir features two central hands, the tourbillon at 6 o’clock, and is equipped with a skeletonised movement that offers a 64-hour power reserve. The titanium case integrates a push-button at 3 o’clock that activates the time setting. It sits on a rubberized black alligator strap with green stitching and a titanium folding buckle. 

The other two tourbillons, the Octo Roma Precious Naturalia and Tourbillon Lumière feature jewelled aesthetics. The Octo Roma Precious Naturalia features a dial adorned with a tiger’s eye and a chatoyant hard stone with brown and gold accents. The miniature movement with the flying tourbillon is placed at 6 o’clock. The watch comes with a brown alligator strap with a rose gold folding buckle. 

Octo Roma Precious Naturalia and Tourbillon Lumière

The 38mm Octo Roma Precious Tourbillon Lumière is the only model created for women in the Octo Roma collection. Displaying a skeletonised movement with rose gold, the dial is encircled by a delicate diamond minute track that is punctuated every five minutes by a ruby and two central hands in the same shade. The tourbillon is suspended at 6 o’clock. The case, bezel, lugs, and crown are diamond-paved. The watch sits on a red alligator strap with a diamond-set folding buckle. 

Images: Courtesy Bulgari

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