Have you ever seen a 1700-year-old coin? The rear opening part of the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Monete watch is combined with an extremely rare Roman coin from the 4th Century depicting emperor Constantine Augustus (307 - 337 AD).
The hinge is activated by pressing the crown to reveal the secret at the very core of this luxury watch: the thinnest turbine movement in the world is designed to make the delicate crafting and finishing work entirely evident and visible. A luxurious assurance that the Bulgari watchmakers are absolute geniuses. In addition to the extraordinarily fine mechanisms and original opening system, another difficult task was to position the coin on the actual eight-sided frame made of 18 carat rose gold.
Bulgari is the luxurious result of combining modern jewellery-making techniques and the classic watch-making craft, a symbol of grandeur and wealth. The watch named Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Monete transforms the ancient aspect of Rome itself and Bulgari provenience.
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Monete is a new, incredibly luxurious watch specially designed to celebrate the Roman legacy and roots of the Italian brand. The unique culture, art, architecture and history of Rome are always a source of inspiration for the brilliant designers at Bulgari, who continuously seek new ways to remind themselves of this iconic heritage. The contract of modern design with the ancient coin, featuring motifs of Greek and Roman leaders, is symbolic for them.
The newest watches by Bulgari, known for the hidden showing of time, are a part of the Monete collection. The Monete series refers to antique coins, specifically the classic Greek tradition of ancient Roman culture, the Roman denarius or denarii, the Greek Athenian drachma and the Corinthian stater, which are often used for artistic and dramatic embellishment in Bulgari jewellery collections. In the 1920s, the Bulgari brand started including these rare antiques in its jewellery creations as witnesses of culture and history. Efforts appeared to perfect simple luxury accessories and transform them into priceless and timeless works of art.
The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Monete watch is timeless, bringing together almost two thousand years of history: ancient civilisation, the present and the near future.