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The Sound of Blue: Bulgari Octo Roma Blue Carillon Tourbillon | Features

Bulgari wowed the watch group final yr with the discharge of its first Octo Roma Carillon Tourbillon, a limited-edition masterpiece that included a skeletonized caliber, with an avant-garde chiming mechanism and a tourbillon, inside a case fabricated from black DLC-coated titanium. This yr, the haute horlogerie timepiece makes its debut in a brand new iteration with a platinum case, titanium caseband, and a putting (pardon the pun) blue dial.

The Octo Roma Blue Carillon Tourbillon combines two basically basic issues in a extremely graphic skeletonized motion with blue bridges. The platinum case is encircled by a blued titanium band, designed to amplify the sound rendition and readability of the putting watch. The Octo Roma Carillon Tourbillon motion with three hammers, hand-wound Caliber BVL428, measures 35 mm in diameter, 8.35 mm thick and contains a complete of 432 parts. Manufactured totally manufactured in-house, it notably consists of gongs which are hooked up on to the physique of the case for essentially the most environment friendly sound transmission; using titanium for the case center is designed to make sure the clearest attainable sound diffusion. The again can be hollowed out and redesigned with a titanium grid that protects this resonant space and allows outward transmission of the sound.

The melodic sequence of this chime with three hammers putting three tones performs the notice C for the hours, the notes E, D, and C for the quarters, and the notice E for the minutes. The mechanism is activated by a pusher on the left facet of the case, which measures 44 mm in diameter and 12.83 mm thick. The motion is supplied with one barrel, making certain the ability reserve of not less than 75 hours for the motion at full cost, in the meantime the functioning of the sound mechanism is ensured by a spring which is contained in a barrel-shaped container drilled straight into the bridge.

Accessible in a 30-piece restricted version, priced at $317,000 every, the watch has a clear sapphire crystal caseback, is waterproof to a few atmospheres (or 30 meters), and comes with a blue alligator leather-based strap secured by a platinum triple-blade folding clasp.