The Bvlgari Gerald Genta Octo watch has an impressively rich legacy. Starting with its beginnings, the watch has fascinated countless watch fans with its wide range of intricate movements and sophisticated aesthetics. The “Octo” name is a symbol for its uniquely designed eight-sided case that has a distinctive look on the wrist. Even though the timepiece has a very traditional appearance, its iconic case has been redesigned with sleek and modern lines, bold hues and innovative functions.
Watch collectors love the Bvlgari Gerald Genta Octo because it comes with an in-house manufactured self-winding mechanism that was officially named Bulgari Caliber BVL 193. The brand itself is famous for being one of the best movement makers on the market. This is also the reason why so many connaisseurs are simply in love with the unique and complex Caliber BVL 193. Just like the rest on the in-house mechanisms created by Bvlgari, this movement is highly interesting and precise. Until a couple of years ago, it wasn’t used on the Octo watches line. It represents a new addition to this iconic timepiece, a statement of dedication towards innovation and extreme performances.
The particularities of the new Bvlgari Caliber BVL 193 are the time and date functions, plus the impressive 50 hours power reserve. By using two barrels, the inside mechanism is able to power the watch for about two and half days. For those who are looking for a flawless designed watch that is able to function continuously for an extended amount of time, the Bvlgari Gerald Genta Octo feels like the perfect choice.
Bvlgari manufactures the new versions of the Gerald Genta Octo in 18 k pink gold or in solid stainless steel. Its large and squared shaped case is 41.5 mm wide. At first glance, this may seem like a very large timepiece, but when compared to other Octo models, it feels like a medium size watch. Usually, Octo models have a case that ranges between 39 mm and 43 mm. Considering the irregular shape of the watch, the 41.5 mm wide case is one of the most suitable sizes for most people.
The wonderful watchmaking skills of the Bvlgari brand can be found in every aesthetic detail of the elegant Gerald Genta Octo. The dial is a testimony of its defining Italian design simplicity. One of the most famous color variations of this Octo model is the one with the glossy black lacquered dial that features sleek applied steel or gold hour markers and hands. This interesting color combo imitates very nicely the traditional look of the Gerald Genta designs. Simply said, it is one of the best blends between the Bvlgari DNA and the iconic Gerald Genta style.
For those who are not familiar with his name, Gérald Genta was one of the greatest watch designers of our times. His innovative artistic genius shaped some of the most famous and iconic timepieces that were ever created, such as the Nautilus, Royal Oak, Bulgari Bulgari and the Ingenieur SL. Every watch he has ever designed represents a part of his legacy for countless future generations of watches enthusiasts.
The current Bvlgari Genta line features a stunning intricate case, a crisp dial, a splendid fusion between octagonal lines and circular shapes that enhance a unique horological personality. The timepiece itself is a symbol for everything that Octo represents- a sharp and fresh style, Italian flair and timeless perfection.
The case of the Bvlgari Gerald Genta Octo is a proof of flawless watchmaking skills. Starting with the bezel, every little detail enhances the Octo style. The Circular upper bezel has horizontal flanks that have been exquisitely satin brushed. There is also a lower octagonal bezel that has a polished surface that doubles the edge of the upper bezel. This reoccurring theme can be noticed throughout the entire design of the case.
The case of the Octo Gerald Genta is very intricate and complex, thus being suitable to those watch enthusiasts who adore beautiful complications. The caseback offers a beautiful exhibition of the amazing inside automatic mechanism.
The designers at Bvlgari have dedicated their creative spirit to the mission of building a watch that is capable of offering both emotional and aesthetic significance to its wearer. Apparently, it is a formal and simple design, but once you place it on your wrist it impresses with a perfect equilibrium between complexity, sophistication and elegance.