Introducing the Bulgari Octo Ultranero in Black DLC

Bulgari has given its Octo an all-black makeover with the Ultranero, featuring a black DLC coating on the case with pink gold accents. It’ll be unveiled at Baselworld 2016, but here’s a sneak peek at the Ultranero line-up, including prices.

Angular and octagonal, the Octo is a distinctive case shape Bulgari inherited from Gerald Genta, the independent watchmaker it acquired in 1999. Bulgari has now made the Octo its own. Slated to be officially launched at Baselworld 2016, the latest iteration of the Octo is the Ultranero in black diamond-like carbon (DLC). The Ultranero combines black DLC with pink gold, a contrasting combination that is popular and widely employed. Three models are available, the ultra-thin Finissimo Tourbillon, Velocissimo chronograph and the time-only Solotempo.

Just 5 mm high, the Finissimo Tourbillon is one of the thinnest ever. The 40 mm titanium case is lightweight, and inside is the in-house BVL 268 movement, hand-wound with a flying tourbillon. The Velocissimo, on the other hand, is equipped with the Zenith El Primero automatic chronograph movement. It’s 41 mm in diameter and in steel, with a pink gold bezel. This is priced at SFr13,200.

The simplest model is the Solotempo, also 41 mm and steel, but offered in two guises, with a pink gold bezel or a matching black DLC steel bezel. 

Both are powered by the BVL 193 automatic movement. The gold bezel version is SFr10,500, while the all steel model is SFr7950.

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