Bulgari has consistently impressed with its record-breaking ultra-thin watches. You are looking at a wristwatch that simultaneously smashes three world records. This is the world’s thinnest automatic watch, it is the world’s thinnest automatic tourbillon, and it is the world’s thinnest tourbillon. Have a look at the record-setting Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon.
Merely 3.95 mm thick, the revolutionary Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic is not just the thinnest tourbillon watch, but additionally reclaims the title as the thinnest serially produced automatic watch from Piaget.
The new watch houses the new Caliber BVL 288 with automatic winding made possible due to the integration of a peripheral rotor positioned on the rear of the movement and is manufactured out of gold and aluminium for proper density. By turning to a peripheral oscillating weight, Bulgari had extra space to work with within the caliber and added the one-minute flying tourbillon with ball bearing system.
Bulgari’s watchmakers then skeletonized the caliber, which measures 1.95mm in thickness, nevertheless still delivers 52 hours of power reserve. When cased inside of the brushed titanium 42mm case, the timepiece measures a scant 3.95 mm in thickness—just like a few stacked coins.
The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic will be a limited edition of 50 pieces, priced at CHF 120,000 or €125,000.