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A TIMEKEEPER PACKED WITH MORE STAMINA THAN YOU: Bvlgari’s Octo Finissimo Skeleton 8 Days
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Bvlgari
Bvlgari’s 'Octo Finissimo Skeleton 8 Days'
Bvlgari’s 'Octo Finissimo Skeleton 8 Days'
Bvlgari’s 'Octo Finissimo Skeleton 8 Days'

If you ever thought that a week’s too short of a time to accomplish your goals, just know that Bvlgari feels the same way too. Its latest venture apart from creating one of the thinnest timekeepers in the world is extending the power reserve of your mechanical watch – for up to eight days. Makes plenty of sense to those tired of winding their pricey wares every few days or even getting a watch winder (horology’s version of a babysitter) to do it for you. Bvlgari has chosen to house this ironman-esque feature in its emblematic Octo Finissimo timepiece. To put it into perspective again: that’s 192 hours of stored energy without going into mandatory sleep mode. Bvlgari had to develop an entirely new manual-winding calibre (BVL 199 SK) in order to house it in the ultra-thin satin-brushed pink gold case. The beauty here is how the pros at Bvlgari’s Swiss workshops have mapped out the blueprint for this rakish movement, forging a gorgeous street map of Rome in metal via anthracite PVD-coated plates and bridges. And if you seek a show-and-tell, simply point to the enlarged barrel located northeast of the dial that stores a compressed spring responsible for the 192-hour package. Peep at the openworked configuration for some automobile inspirations too such as a power reserve indicator at 8 o’clock that looks like a fuel gauge and the eight days billing at 3 o’clock that looks like a font type from a famous super car. What the Octo Finissimo Skeleton 8 Days means to anyone using this in a real world situation is being able to keep it in the safe, go on a week-long vacay, and return with the timekeeper still working around the clock. But who are we kidding? A watch like this should never leave your corner.


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