Though it technically sets a record (for the world’s thinnest chronograph tourbillon), Bulgari’s new Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Chronograph Skeleton Automatic will probably be remembered for simply being a gorgeous, highly desirable wristwatch. The company did far more than simply modifying the chronograph it introduced last year with a tourbillon escapement. It has created a skeletonized, highly symmetrical and modern piece of movement architecture that brilliantly matches the lines of the svelte Octo Finissimo case...
When it was introduced in 2010, the DB28 by De Bethune — with its free-floating lugs, electric blue titanium frame and crown at 12 o’clock — offered a glimpse of the future of watchmaking. Now, a decade on, the contemporary Swiss brand is honoring its devotion to forward-thinking horology with a trio of tribute models that reinterpret the DB28 for the 2020s.
A New Podcast Discusses the State of the Watch Industry
Have you wondered how Covid 19 might roil an industry already seething with change? In this first instalment of our Timely Matters podcast, we put that question to some of the highly experienced watch industry professionals and collectors in the Stephen Silver community. We think you’ll be fascinated to watch the brands, business and culture of Swiss watchmaking navigate these many challenges.