Special Edition Watches Released by Bulgari and Maserati
Two of Italy’s heaviest hitting luxury brands Bulgari and Maserati have come together once again to create two new and limited Octo Maserati timepieces, the GranSport and GranLusso.
Officially released in conjunction the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the innovative Octo models are specially designed to feature retrograde minutes and jumping hours displays, expressed through an aesthetic evoking the rev counter of Maserati cars. The watch is powered from a mechanical Retro BVL 262 caliber entirely developed and created in-house, just as Maserati engines are made. The 33-jewel, self-winding movement has a 42 hour power reserve and oscillates at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour.
The GranSport version displays a textured black dial with silver applied indexes, numeral and hands, while a few blue accents enlighten the design. The other version, the GranLusso model, has a dark grey dial with sun-ray brushing and applied indexes, numerals and hands in pink gold, matching the case. In both variations, the topstitched leather strap is reminiscent of car upholstery, measures 41mm in diameter, and has the Maserati emblem highlighting the round hour display window.
Focusing on exclusivity, the pieces are reserved for owners of a car bearing the Trident brand emblem and will only be available in Bulgari Boutiques.