Bulgari Octo Bi-Retro Steel Ceramic, Gérald Genta Collection

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Octo Bi-retro Steel Ceramic features a steel case, a “studded” ceramic bezel, and a crown set with an onyx cabochon. It houses a sophisticated mechanism driving a window-type jumping-hour display, along with retrograde minutes and date shown by superimposed hands.

This mechanical self-winding proprietary Calibre GG7722 vividly embodies the innovative spirit inherent to the Manufacture Bulgari in Le Sentier: the jumping hours appearing through a broad window at 12 o’clock makes a fine match with the retrograde minutes displayed by a hand running over a 210° arc of a circle with a scale graduated into 10-minute zones. The “studs” on the bezel serve to read off the minutes in each of the zones. Meanwhile, the date is read off on a semi-circular segment at the foot of the dial.

The Watch of the Year Prize thus sets the crowning touch to the work accomplished by Bulgari – which only last January announced the integration of the advanced know-how of its Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Genta & Roth in Le Sentier within its powerful and prestigious Brand image. This alliance of existing respective forces thus gains full recognition and justification through the awarding of this prize.

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