Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here.
If there was a burgeoning trend among notable watch releases in 2016, it was that “thin is in.” Yet while ultra-thin movements still aren’t particularly common, ultra-thin complications are even less so. And thin minute repeaters specifically? There’s just a handful from watchmaking powerhouses like Vacheron Constantin and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Which is exactly why Bulgari’s latest minute repeater made a hell of a splash at Baselworld when it was announced as the thinnest minute repeater in the world.
The movement inside the watch is only 3.12mm thick and rests inside a thin, titanium version of the standard Octo’s multifaceted Gérald Genta case design; the dial’s numerals are cut out to provide a glimpse of the mechanical splendor within. Overall the watch comes in at a super slim 6.85mm thick — over a millimeter thinner than the previous record holder, the 8.09mm Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine. In an area of watchmaking where records are broken by fractions of a millimeter, that’s enormous.
Founded in 2007, Gear Patrol is an award-winning print and digital publication,
store, and content studio based in New York City. Our mission is to create a world
where everyone is empowered with the right products and knowledge.
Gear Patrol Studios is the creative partnership arm of Gear Patrol. Select advertising has been crafted on behalf of brands to help tailor their message for readers. These sections are demarcated with sponsored flags. Learn More
Gear Patrol participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites including the Gear Patrol Store. Learn More