Yet both also remain true to their heritage and to their core principles.
And whether it is a beautifully engineered luxury watch or an elegant yet exhilarating car, the end result is a combination of Italian passion and functional purity.
So it comes as no surprise that Maserati would form a long-lasting partnership with an Italian company that shares its philosophy and passion for perfection.
After the successive launch of two Bulgari chronographs bearing the colours of the Trident brand, and celebrating the joint values of these two symbols of Italian excellence, summer 2017 brings the next lap of this prestigious association. Bulgari has created two new Octo Maserati watches – GranSport and GranLusso.
Just as a Maserati is capable of smoothly transitioning from road to track, from long-haul journeys to the refined havens of grand hotels, the Octo Maserati by Bulgari can be appreciated in a sporty yet extremely elegant interpretation, or in an elegant yet relaxed expression.
The former 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 latter is the GranLusso in 18 kt rose gold. While its dial is also black, the entire set of hands and indications are in rose gold – a precious and refined touch from Bulgari the jeweller.
Mono-retro caliber automatic winding (bidirectional) with jumping hours and retrograde minutes. Black lacquered grained dial with hand-applied brushed and polished rhodium plated indexes. Steel case treated with black Diamond Like Carbon with transparent sapphire back. Screwed-in stainless steel crown treated with black Diamond Like Carbon with ceramic insert. Integrated black calf strap with stainless steel treated with PVD folding buckle.
Mono-retro caliber automatic winding (bidirectional) with jumping hours and retrograde minutes. Anthracite sunbrushed dial with hand-applied brushed and polished rose gold-plated indexes. 18kt rose gold case with transparent sapphire back. Screwed-in stainless 18kt rose gold crown with ceramic insert. Integrated brown calf strap with stainless steel treated with PVD folding buckle.
Designed as part of Bulgari's partnership with Maserati, the Bulgari Octo Maserati GranSport and GranLusso watches combine these two very Italian brands' flair for irreverence and originality. The design references the shapes and geometry of the Maserati dashboard.
The case of the GranSport is made from black DLC-treated steel, the GranLusso is 18k pink gold. Each watch is powered by a 33 jewel automatic movement with retrograde minutes and jumping hours.
The number in the window displays the hour, the minutes display has been designed to recall a Maserati analogue RPM meter. On the GranSport, a blue zone indicates when the minute hand is about to zero. With each watch the escapement beats at 28,800 vph and the power reserve lasts for a full 42 hours. Both watches are 41.5mm in diameter, making them very comfortable to wear.
These new Octo Maserati watches-GranLusso and GranSport- are available exclusively for Maserati owners. Visit one of the Bulgari boutiques for more information.