Bulgari claims world record for the thinnest automatic in history


Bulgari is all geared up for Basel, stepping into the show with a world record holding openworked tourbillon.

Clocking in at 3.95mm slim, Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo Tourbillon is claimed to be the thinnest self-winding piece to date, as well as the thinnest piece fitted with a tourbillon.

The new automatic movement equipped with a Tourbillon follows the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon in 2014, the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in 2016 and last year’s Octo Finissimo Automatic.

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The new updated movement is the Calibre BVL 288, measuring just 1.95mm thick and capable of a 52-hour power reserve, the movement is housed in a sandblasted titanium case revealing the entirely openworked skeleton movement.

The piece also indicates the hours, minutes and small seconds centrally.

The 42mm timepiece is limited to a production of 50 and limited to the general public too with its €125,000 price tag.

The launch of several Basel collections, as well as the world record, was celebrated by the Bulgari team. Bulgari CEO, Jean-Christophe Babin, and Bulgari Horlogerie Managing Director, Guido Terreni, led the press conference alongside several brand ambassadors who joined on stage: Brand Ambassador Shu Qi and the actress Laura Harrier.

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