The Bulgari and Maserati partnership began in 2012 with two Bulgari chronographs bearing the colours of the Trident brand and celebrating the joint values, This year brings the next lap of this association. Bulgari has created two new Octo Maserati watch models – GranSport and GranLusso – officially presented on September 12th at the Frankfurt motor show alongside Maserati.
The partnership between the two Italian brands sets the seal on a set of natural values shared by both companies, each a leader its respective field. The new Octo models specially developed with Maserati to symbolically embody these shared mechanics of excellence: the two Octo Maserati models are reserved for owners of a car bearing the Trident brand emblem, and will be available only in Bulgari Boutiques. They feature retrograde minutes and jumping hours displays, expressed through an aesthetic evoking the style codes of Maserati cars.
The striking and spectacular dial effect is intended to recall the rev counter of a real Maserati
The Octo Maserati by Bulgari is a sporty yet elegant interpretation. Two models are introduced.
The first is the GranSport version in black DLC-treated carbon. The dial is black, while the indications – numerals, hour-markers, counters – and the hands are silver-toned and blue. It proudly proclaims its contemporary strength and avant-garde design.
The second is the GranLusso in 18kt pink gold. While its dial is also black, the entire set of hands and indications are in pink gold – a precious and refined touch from Bulgari the jeweller.
The two instruments with their sophisticated mechanical hearts are an elegant and modern take on the codes of Italian-style high-end watchmaking and carmaking.
These two extremely exclusive watches will be introduced at the upcoming Frankfurt motor show (IAA). The special edition in black DLC-treated steel is reserved for the 30 clients who purchased the new Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio cars unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in early July.
Bulgari Octo Retro Maserati Specifications
Manufactured mechanical movement, bi-directional automatic rewind, Caliber BVL 262, hours minutes retrograde indicator and jumping hour, 28’800 V/h, 26.20mm diameter, 6.10mm thickness; power reserve of 42 hours.
Steel case black DLC treated (Diamond Like Carbon) or in 18kt pink gold depending on the version, 41.5mm diameter, black dial, silvered hands and indexes or in 18kt pink gold; perforated straps, blue stitched or brown.