Basel 2019: The Ultra-thin Watch Bvlgari Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ceramic Watch Which Is More Scratch-resistant But Also Harder To Make

Since 2014, BVLGARI Bulgari has relied on its ace Octo Finissimo to write down five ultra-thin watch records in succession, most of which are complex function models, only 2017 The Octo Finissimo automatic watch introduced in the year is a relatively basic three-pin hands (but this is the best men’s watch title of the Geneva Watch Awards of the year, don’t look down on it for simple functions), and in addition to these record-breaking ultra-thin Stars, in fact, the brand’s Octo Finissimo family also has other amazingly thin players. Looking at these styles, in the past, Bulgari used titanium or precious metals, and occasionally added DLC coating to black and cool. 2019 Bvlgari introduced ceramic materials to the Octo Finissimo family for the first time, and introduced two models of ultra-thin automatic small three-pin and ultra-thin manual hollow small three-pin in one fell swoop. Although they did not break the record, they also designed ultra-thin watches. Bring to another pinnacle.

Most of the Bulgari Octo Finissimo family used titanium or precious metal in the past. In 2019, the brand adopted ceramics for the first time, bringing the production level of ultra-thin technology to a higher level.

The reason why ‘the other state of the pinnacle’ is related to two factors, one is Octo case with circular bezel, and the case itself has a lot of layers. Therefore, its manufacturing process is originally more than ordinary The difficulty of styling the case is higher; the second reason is that although the ceramic material is advertised as scratch-resistant and wear-resistant, it also means that it is high in hardness and easy to crack, which is an unfavorable factor when making the case. Therefore, when Bulgari uses ‘ceramics’ to make the ‘Octo Finissimo watch’ case, it is a bit like challenging itself, making the watch even more difficult.

Including the case, face plate, chain strap and even the folding buckle are all made of ceramic material, which is black and pure.

The skeleton parts of the movement are also specially plated black. At the same time, according to its bracelet mechanism, Bvlgari also has a power reserve indicator to remind the watch owner to pay attention to the power status at any time.

The Octo Finissimo self-winding ceramic watch in the series is equipped with a BVL 138 movement with a thickness of only 2.23mm. It uses a micro-automatic plate to reduce the thickness of the movement. The automatic plate itself also uses platinum to improve the efficiency of winding. Not only is the case made of sandblasted black ceramic, in fact, including the face plate, chain strap, and even the folding buckle, they are also made of the same ceramic material, which makes the case show the ultimate All Black effect-all in one color. In addition to the black tone, its black color is still from the same material. Even the hands and time scales are also completely black. If the clarity of reading may not be its strong point, but on the ultra-thin, cool style, this The paragraph really played to its fullest. However, there will be some losses, because the new use of ceramic materials, so the thickness of the case slightly increased compared to other metal models, this case thickness is 5.50mm, in fact, it is still quite thin, just by wearing feel I can hardly feel where it has thickened.

BVL 138 self-winding movement, thickness is only 2.23mm, equipped with platinum micro-automatic disc, power reserve is 60 hours

The BVL 128 manual winding movement has a thickness of 2.35mm. It is actually thicker than the automatic winding movement, but it has a slightly more power reserve of 65 hours.

Another Octo Finissimo bracelet ceramic watch is equipped with a BVL 128 movement with a thickness of only 2.35mm. Due to the hollow relationship, its face plate cannot use the same ceramic material as the case and bracelet. On the contrary, Bvlgari is black-plated parts of the movement plate, bridge plate, and black scales on the scale ring, small second dial outer scale, etc., at least to make the entire watch also maintain a consistent sense of deep black visual unity . The function of the bracelet model is similar to the automatic small three-pin hand mentioned earlier, but its power reserve (65 hours) is 5 hours longer than the automatic model, and Bvlgari also adds a power reserve display at 9 o’clock in the face plate. , So that the wearer knows more about the dynamic growth of the watch. This watch is as beautiful as the front, and the matte black plated hollow substrate runs through the entire back like a spider’s web. Under the all-black background, it highlights the relatively dynamic movement of the golden balance wheel. However, it is more surprising that the thickness of this watch is set to 5.50mm like the automatic three-hand model (although its thickness is thicker than that of the BVL 138, but it also lacks the surface layer Thickness). Does this mean that the case sizes of the automatic and manual models are common? Or because of the different movements, the case must still be made separately, which are all issues that you can try to think about this ultra-thin watch.

Octo Finissimo self-winding ceramic watch

Ceramic material / BVL 138 self-winding movement / hours, minutes, small seconds display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / table diameter 40mm / reference price: about 109,000 RMB

Octo Finissimo manual winding ceramic watch

Ceramic material / BVL 128 self-winding movement / hour, minute, small seconds display / power reserve display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / water resistance 30 meters / diameter 40mm / reference price: about 172,000 RMB

Chain Watches Lead The New Trend Of 2012 Watches Seven Watches Each Lead The Wind

The high-grade leather and texture available for the belt watch are limited after all, but the long strap of the metal chain watch can be varied in material and appearance, and it is more durable without being afraid of water and sweat. The chain that fits the watch body properly can also turn the watch into a bracelet-like jewellery. As for the ancient method, the chain bracelet has also greatly strengthened the ancient flavor of the nostalgic watch. 1, radar D-STAR
The nearly oval large-caliber case and three-row brushed polished bracelet of this three-pin date quartz watch actually feels like the 1970s. However, its watch body uses the patented Ceramos anti-wear material on the upper part of the watch body, and the shape of the dial is also very contemporary.
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2 Bulgari Diagono automatic calendar chronograph
Diagono looks like an armoured car’s track strap, and can be recognized from a distance. Although the large and conspicuous Bulgari trademark is double used on the platinum frame, it does not feel that it is an over-rendering of the brand. Instead, it has a tasteful modification method. The movement of this watch is called Calibro 303. In recent years, the number of Bvlgari movements reflects the number of parts, so this high-level star wheel movement is composed of 303 parts. Not only the structure of the movement is intricate, but the assembly and adjustment are time-consuming. The shades of the yin and yang on the dial and the inscriptions of vertical stripes are also time-consuming and time-consuming to achieve such a rich level.
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3 Mido Belluna Ⅱ Gold Steel Automatic Day Calendar Observatory
If you want to guarantee the accuracy of the astronomical watch, but you don’t want to spend tens of thousands of dollars at once, Mido has many good models at affordable prices. This trendy gold-steel bracelet has a classic face, wedge-shaped hour markers, a central dial with a textured engraving, and a traditional 3 o’clock weekday calendar. The movement is the parent company’s ETA automatic style, but it was sent to COSC for strict review and won the certification by passing the accuracy.
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4 Breitling Transocean Chronograph
Braided metal bracelets were popular in the 1970s. This chronograph has the same flavor from the Breitling classics of the 1970s, from the trademark to the hands and dial. However, its heart was announced only a few years ago. The original C.01 (formerly known as B01) star-wheel automatic chronograph movement from the factory has a high winding efficiency, precise walking, and a well-structured structure. One of the most outstanding movements.
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5 Hamilton Thin-O-Matic
的 This model of Hamilton’s new work comes from the psychedelic 60’s. The original uses a pearl-tumbler automatic movement made by several manufacturers such as Hamilton and Buren. The contemporary Thin-O-Matic can use the ETA 2824 movement even if it no longer uses the Pearl Tuo. It can create the same chic body as the old one. That watch fan loved the retractable chain belt called slingshot belt, which brought them back to the Youyou years of the 1960s.
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6 Chanel J12 high-tech ceramic with gold automatic calendar
品牌 Brands using high-tech ceramics are increasing every year. Although Chanel is not the earliest group, but to make this material noble and fashionable, Chanel can be called the first pusher. Especially for the J12 series, even those who have always sneered at high-end fashion watches will find it very attractive. The first gold companion ceramic watch in the series is the first collaboration between a top fashion brand and a top watch brand. The C.3125 watch movement used follows the automatic watch movement AP 3120 that Audemars Piguet has been proud of in recent years. Several changes have been made to better match the personality of J12.
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7 Tissot T-Tempo Automatic Watch
This year’s gold-steel watch is back in vogue. This Tissot watch is gold-studded on the edges of the crown, frame and links, and it is eye-catching with a black dial or silver case strap. The basic function of the junior calendar is driven by the group’s ETA automatic movement.
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Let The Chronograph Subvert Time And Space

‘2012 will be the world of chronographs.’ Such an assertion was mentioned in the analysis reports of various luxury goods industries at the end of 2011. However, the Swiss watchmaking industry, which is deaf to hearing and seeing is believing, wants to achieve sustained high growth, has already launched a total attack on the chronograph market.
Compared with the simple three-pin, small three-pin and two-pin entry watches that are selling well in Asia in the past, the fun features presented instantly and the low cost brought by mature technology make the chronograph the second wrist of these watch lovers. Watch ‘. Except for a few distinctive style brands, almost all the brands in Hall 1 of the Basel Watch Fair have launched chronographs, and many brands even use these chronographs as their best-selling models.

TAG Heuer chronograph
As a movement technology that has been quite mature in the last century, chronographs have already formed several very classic movement designs, and they have also become the natural choice for mass production. However, in addition to stability and maturity, it has also brought limitations to the chronograph’s expression on the watch. A typical chronograph is a round case with three crowns on the right side, which have the functions of walking seconds, stop seconds, adjusting, and resetting the second hand. There are two or three small dials on the dial. Chronographed minute display, normal second hand display and more. Next is the arrangement and combination of various materials, sizes and colors. Although the functions are lively and interesting, it is inevitable to cause aesthetic fatigue.
As a racing chronograph expert Tag Heuer, since the brand was born, it has co-prospered with the chronograph, and the new chronograph displayed at the watch exhibition each year has also become the focus of attention in the industry. This year, the Heuer family’s successor, Jack Heuer, handed in his finale for his 80th birthday: CARRERA CALIBRE 17 80th Anniversary Limited Edition. The old man who devoted himself to the development of the first CARRERA watch in 1962, personally designed a new image of a limited edition watch: the brand logo on the dial has been removed from ‘TAG’, leaving only the ‘HEUER’ part, highlighting the family’s Memorial significance.

Longines chronograph
In recent years, TAG Heuer seems to intend to continue to raise the chronograph monument. Since the introduction of a 1/100 second mechanical chronograph a few years ago, TAG Heuer’s Mikrotimer Flying 1000 watch, the best sports watch in Geneva last year, is The movement of a standard Swiss chronograph is 125 times faster, which improves the accuracy of the chronograph to 1 / 1000th of a second. This year, TAG Heuer will officially release the first concept watch MIKROGIRDER that accurately measures and displays 5 / 10000th seconds with a vibration frequency of 1000 Hz! The vibration reaches 7.2 million times per hour, and the dial’s central hand can complete 20 revolutions per second. When the speed is measured, the hand is completely invisible, and only a small buzzing sound can be heard in a ‘mist’ that suddenly covers the dial. -It is not an exaggeration to call it the ‘speed of light’ in many chronographs.
If TAG Heuer challenged the future in a fast-running way, Longines’ chronograph looked to the past and played a century-long engraving of the chronograph across time and space. This year is the 180th anniversary of Longines, and commemoration is naturally the theme of this year. The appearance completely reproduces the first watch with chronograph function produced by Longines in 1878. Even the movement is inspired by the design of the time. The new limited edition watch is equipped with the L788 movement, which is a column wheel chronograph movement specially developed for Longines. The wearer can easily drive it by simply pressing a single button integrated with the crown-start, Stop and Zero-Various chronograph stopwatch functions. The smooth case lines and contours, the white dial is decorated with the eye-catching red number ’12’, which reproduces and sublimates the unique dial originally created by Longines founder Agassi.
冲 Sprinting towards the future or nostalgia for the past, there are not only these two ways to go before the chronograph surface, Zenith has given it completely free time and space-two time functions. Pilot Doublematic Pilot Watch is not only equipped with chronograph function, but also can accurately grasp all time zones of the world. The first light-toned disc shows city time, and the second disc shows day and night. The watch is equipped with two barrels, one for timing and one for the alarm function. The 30-minute timer is equipped with a large date window at 3 o’clock. The center small chase needle is decorated with super luminous material arrows, and the design of the hour and minute hands reflects a new sports style. Equipped with the brand’s star movement El Primero series 4046 movement, the frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour, a power reserve of 50 hours, to ensure sufficient passing power.
Compared to most simple models, the chronograph does have its unique vitality. However, just like the models mentioned in this article, this vitality needs to be dug by brands and consumers to show up. Let the chronograph show its own quality and even personality are the necessary factors to survive in the market when this chronograph tide comes. Otherwise, these endless chronographs, in the eyes of watch buyers, are just a series of artificial beauty produced in batches.