Maserati and Bulgari are two Italian brands that have attained an iconic status around the globe.
They share many values and are both symbols of engineering and design integrity, craftsmanship and elegance, traits that both companies have proudly held for over a century.
This partnership has given birth to some extraordinary and unique watches in recent years. Bulgari will continue to create the most exclusive watches with Maserati in the future, in order to present their clients, who constantly seek the best the world has to offer, with outstanding timepieces.
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.
The new Octo models specially developed with Maserati symbolically embody these shared mechanics of excellence, firmly focused on exclusivity: 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, combining dedicated tokens with fields of expression legitimising the rapprochement between the watchmaking and automobile worlds.
With the two Octo Maserati special editions, gentlemen drivers will be able to keep a stylish eye on time.