22/02/2021 4:48 pm
Bulgari Octo Roma Carillon Tourbillon
Bulgari Octo Roma Carillon Tourbillon Angus Davies discusses the Bulgari Octo Roma Carillon Tourbillon and explains why, in his opinion, it is a remarkable watch. In recent years, the Bulgari nomen has become synonymous with ultra-thin watches. The Manufacture has repeatedly combined its multi-faceted Octo design with an array of complications with each variant sporting a svelte waistline. Such is the brand’s prowess in this domain it has set numerous world records. However, there is much more to Bulgari than merely slender watches. The brand is vertically integrated making movements, dials, bracelets and cases. Moreover, its Haute Horlogerie creations are made at its dedicated Manufacture located in the Vallée de Joux. This region is known for making complicated watches, especially chiming timepieces. Over the years, Bulgari has made a multitude of chiming watches, encompassing varying degrees of complexity, including the ultimate chiming watch, the Grande Sonnerie. Image – Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater, Octa Roma Carillon Tourbillon and Octa Roma Grande Sonnerie The Swiss-Italian firm has recently unveiled the Bulgari Octo Roma Carillon Tourbillon, a model which combines two ‘high complications’: a 3-hammer carillon with Westminster chime and a tourbillon. Many brands would describe this watch as a ‘Grand Complication’, however, for some reason Bulgari does not use the term in its product literature. Perhaps the brand is being unduly modest? Chiming watches – Minute Repeaters A minute repeater employs two gongs and two hammers to impart the time aurally. This complication dates back to an era when there was no […]
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