As a tease for Basel 2018, Bulgari has announced a new version of the Octo Tourbillon Sapphire released during Baselworld 2017. This year, the new Octo Tourbillon Sapphire is in pink gold, as compared to the black DLC steel version.
Designed like an amphitheater, the Octo Tourbillon Sapphire takes transparency to an all new level, as the flying tourbillon movement is on full display. The DLC-coated bridges, which also serve as hour markers, are adorned with 11 ITR2 tubes (composite material laden with carbon nanotubes and endowed with metal-like hardness) containing green Super-LumiNova. In low- or no-light situations, the bridges light up the movement, making it possible to appreciate the beauty of this movement day or night.
This new timepiece is limited to 20 pieces for the world and retails for an outstanding $78,000.
Technical Specifications: Octo Tourbillon Sapphire Pink Gold
Mechanical manual-winding flying tourbillon movement, Caliber BVL 206, DLC-coated bridges adorned with 11 ITR2 tubes (composite material laden with carbon nanotubes and endowed with metal-like hardness) containing green Super-LumiNova; indication of the hours and minutes; 64-hour power reserve.
18kt pink gold and sapphire case, 44 mm in diameter, rubber-coated/lined black alligator leather strap with pink gold folding clasp.