It is not always the Italian way to do things quietly, humbly and without overt fanfare. But that’s exactly how Bulgari, a watchmaking maison that is stealthily building the brand cachet they have always desired, released the world’s thinnest minute repeater.
And yes, absolutely, the startlingly slight (6.85mm) case profile of this watch is impressive. But not half as much as the method they used to achieve maximum loudness (skeletonised indices and numerals, converting dial side and sapphire crystal as an audio chamber – genius), or the urban look of the sandblasted titanium. There is a lot to love here, and a price to match – the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater has an RRP of 160,000 Euros.