Bulgari introduces new additions to their Divas’ Dream and Octo Finissimo family of watches at LVMH Watch Week Dubai 2020.

Divas’ Dream

We start off this half of the list of the novelties from Bulgari, at LVMH Watch Week Dubai 2020, with the Divas’ Dream collection. An icon of the Roman jewelers, which exemplifies their narrative as the Jeweler of Time, in 2020 the collection is getting a new addition to their Divas’ Dream Minute Repeater watch, now with a malachite dial.

Divas’ Dream Finissima Minute Repeater Malachite 103282
Divas’ Dream Finissima Minute Repeater Malachite 103282

The watch, which was introduced in 2018 and still lays claim to the title of thinnest ladies’ minute repeater to date, is the third iteration of the timepiece after the initial Urushi lacquer dial and aventurine dial versions.

The movement that powers the Divas’ Dream Minute Repeater is still the BVL 362 (at 3.12mm thickness) and results in a case that’s just 9.4mm in thickness.

Divas’ Dream Finissima Minute Repeater Malachite 103282

Other additions to the Divas’ Dream collection at LVMH Watch Week include time-only pieces with an extravagant natural peacock feather dial and another with a lapis lazuli dial.

Divas’ Dream Peacock 103263
Divas’ Dream Peacock 103263
Divas’ Dream Lapis Lazuli 103261
Divas’ Dream Lapis Lazuli 103261
Divas’ Dream Finissima Minute Repeater Malachite 103282
Divas’ Dream Finissima Minute Repeater Malachite 103282

Technical Specifications

Movement

Manual windBVL362 extra-thin movement; minute repeater with two hammers; 42-hour power reserve

Case and Dial

37mm 18k white gold case and lugs fully snow-set with round brilliant-cut diamonds; transparent caseback; 18k white gold crown set with a facetted diamond; green malachite dial set with nine diamond indexes and an off-centered seconds counter set with diamonds; 336 diamonds in total (~4 cts)

Strap

Green alligator strap with 18k white gold folding buckle set with round brilliant-cut diamonds

Limited edition of 10 pieces

Divas’ Dream Peacock 103263
Divas’ Dream Peacock 103263

Technical Specifications

Movement

Automatic BVL191 caliber; hours, minutes and seconds; 42-hour power-reserve

Case and Dial

37mm 18k white gold case set with round brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel and lugs; 18k white gold crown set with a cabochon-cut pink tourmaline; dial made of a natural peacock feather; water-resistant to 30m; 76 diamonds in total (~1.62 ct)

Strap

Blue alligator strap with a 18k white gold pin buckle

Divas’ Dream Lapis Lazuli 103261
Divas’ Dream Lapis Lazuli 103261

Technical Specifications

Movement

Bvlgari-personalised high-precision quartz movement; hours, minutes and seconds

Case and Dial

30mm 18k rose gold case set with brilliant-cut diamonds; 18k rose gold crown set with a cabochon-cut pink tourmaline; Lapis lazuli dial set with diamond indexes, water-resistant to 30m; 90 diamonds in total (~0.94 ct)

Strap

Blue alligator strap with a 18k rose gold pin buckle

Octo Finissimo

The main event for Bulgari at the LVMH Watch Week Dubai 2020, is the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater, for the first time in a traditional precious metal: rose gold. The groundbreaking minute repeater has thus far been seen cased in titanium and carbon, both measuring in at a height of 6.85mm.

Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in Sandblasted Rose Gold 103279
Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in Sandblasted Rose Gold 103279

Given the tolerances of gold, it is understood that it would be difficult to achieve a case of the same height. In this regard, it is highly commendable that the sandblasted rose gold Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater is a mere 0.05mm thicker, at 6.90mm.

Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in Sandblasted Rose Gold 103279

The timepiece retains the skeletonized dial, for better resonance and other stylized details that we are familiar with when it comes to the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater.

Other additions to the Octo Finissimo focus on the Octo Finissimo automatic in satin-polished steel with a satin-polished steel bracelet, a black sandblast-polished ceramic piece with a sandblasted polished ceramic bracelet and, lastly, a satin-polished rose gold variation on an alligator strap.

Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished Steel 103297
Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished Steel 103297
Octo Finissimo Automatic Black Sandblast-Polished Ceramic 103368
Octo Finissimo Automatic Black Sandblast-Polished Ceramic 103368
Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished Rose Gold 103286
Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished Rose Gold 103286
Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in Sandblasted Rose Gold 103279
Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in Sandblasted Rose Gold 103279

Technical Specifications

Movement

BVL362 ultra-thin manual wind minute repeater; hours and minutes; small seconds at 6 o’clock; 42-hour power reserve

Case and Dial

40mm sandblasted 18k rose gold case with transparent case back; sandblasted 18k rose gold crown and push button; sandblasted 18k rose gold dial; case thickness: 6.90 mm; water-resistant to 30m

Bracelet

Brown matte alligator leather strap with 18k rose gold ardillon buckle

Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished Steel 103297
Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished Steel 103297

Technical Specifications

Movement

Automatic BVL138 Finissimo caliber with platinum micro-rotor; hours, minutes and small seconds indications; 60-hour power reserve

Case and Dial

40mm satin-polished steel case (5.25mm thick), transparent caseback; polished steel screw-down crown set with ceramic inlay; black lacquered dial, faceted diamond rhodium-plated hands; water-resistant to 100m

Bracelet

Integrated satin-polished steel bracelet with folding clasp

Octo Finissimo Automatic Black Sandblast-Polished Ceramic 103368
Octo Finissimo Automatic Black Sandblast-Polished Ceramic 103368

Technical Specifications

Movement

Automatic BVL138 Finissimo caliber with platinum micro-rotor; hours, minutes and small seconds indications; 60-hour power reserve

Case and Dial

40mm sandblasted polished ceramic case (5.50mm thick) with transparent caseback; ceramic crown set with ceramic inlay; sandblasted ceramic dial; water-resistant to 30m

Bracelet

Sandblasted polished ceramic bracelet with folding clasp

Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished Rose Gold 103286
Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished Rose Gold 103286

Technical Specifications

Movement

Automatic BVL138 Finissimo caliber with a platinum micro-rotor; hours, minutes and small seconds indications; 60-hour power reserve

Case and Dial

40mm extra-thin satin-polished 18kt rose gold case (5.25mm thick), transparent caseback; 18k satin-polished rose gold screw-down crown set with ceramic inlay; black lacquered dial, flat diamond rose gold plated hands; water-resistant to 100m

Strap

Black alligator strap with 18k rose gold ardillon buckle