Bulgari has added a new watch to its Octo collection, the Octo Roma. The Octo Roma is similar to its predecessor, the Octo Solotempo, and is still very much Bulgari’s take on a classic time-and-date watch, only with a slightly different case and some new design features. Let’s see what it’s all about, shall we?
First things first, the Octo Roma has a 41mm rounded octagonal case. It’s not nearly as sharp and architectural as what you’ll find with, say, the Octo Finissimo Automatique (or the Solotempo). The watch is available in stainless steel with a black lacquered dial and a steel bracelet, stainless steel with a silvered dial or a brown dial and an alligator strap, two-tone pink gold and stainless steel with a silvered dial and an alligator strap, and, finally, pink gold with a brown dial and an alligator strap.
All of the models have a simple three-hand and date layout with the date classically displayed at three o’clock in a small window. Powering the line is the automatic caliber BVL 191, which is one of Bulgari’s simple in-house movements. It has a 42-hour power reserve, runs in 26 jewels, and uses ceramic ball bearings for the bi-directional winding system.
Additionally, Bulgari has introduced a new brown dial made in-house at its very own dial factory. The technique involves multiple layers of lacquer varnish, which creates great sheen. The brown dial is available in both the steel and pink gold models, though not the two-tone. The entire collection has the standard Bulgari Arabic numerals at 12 and six o’clock and batons to mark the other hours.
The Octo Roma is priced at $5,950 in stainless steel on a strap, $6,500 in steel on a bracelet, $7,150 in two-tone pink gold and steel, and $18,300 in solid pink gold. For more, visit Bulgari online.