AlfieriMaserati and his two brothers BindoMaserati and ErnestoMaserati were co-founded in Bologna on December 1, 1914. Today, the car manufacturer Maserati, whose headquarters are in Modena, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. birthday. At the same time, this year Bulgari also ushered in the 130th anniversary of the brand. To this end, the two Italian brands of outstanding quality and creativity decided to launch a OctoMaserati watch with distinctive features and quality to commemorate this landmark year, so the two fields are completely different but closely related. What sparks will your Italian brand have?
Maserati is Italy’s top car manufacturer. Through the perfect combination of Italian design aesthetics and high-quality artisan design thinking, it has achieved success worldwide. In order to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of this automobile manufacturing brand, Bvlgari has specially designed a watch that permeates the common ideas of these two Italian brands-force, innovation and chic. The collaboration between the two brands began in 2012, when they jointly launched an OctoQuadri-Retro retrograde chronograph.
Inheriting Maserati’s brand characteristics, Bvlgari has selected a special self-winding mechanical movement to drive this special chronograph. This BVL328 movement is nicknamed ‘Velocissimo’, which means ‘fastest.’ This movement, carefully selected by Swiss watchmakers, contains 45 jewel bearings to make it less prone to wear during high-speed movements, and the frequency of the movement is 36,000 times per hour. The movement uses a silicon escapement with a power reserve of up to 50 hours, excellent performance and precise travel time.
The amazing quality of this watch is not only reflected in the technical aspect. Every detail of OctoMaserati, even a single case, just echoes Maserati’s automotive world. This is an example of the collaboration between designers and engineers of two Italian brands, and the results go far beyond ordinary cooperation.
On the 41.5 mm diameter dial of this watch, the reading time is easy. Under the protection of the case, this watch is water-resistant to 100 meters, which respectively echoes the proportion of Maserati’s bold and comfortable environment. The chronograph start / pause button and chronograph reset button are located at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock in the case, respectively. Each case is made up of 110 perfect and even cuts, these designs are inspired by the brilliant achievements of Italy in the field of architectural design. In addition, the bezel of this watch is equipped with a tachymeter scale.
The manufacture of each watch needs to go through a very complicated and full process. In the manufacturing process, not only the watchmaker must have a skilled watchmaking process, sufficient time, but also a large number of continuous processing processes. The watchmaker needs a high degree of concentration. In the end, this watch has the same legibility as the car dial. The tail of the chronograph second hand is also designed to reflect Maserati’s famous Trident logo.
This trident logo was designed by Mario Maserati, making it the famous Poseidon fountain from Bologna. In addition to the chronograph hands, this logo also appears on the case back. The dial’s luminous blue shade is also Maserati’s signature color.
This watch comes with a blue alligator strap and is fastened to the wrist by a double butterfly snap. The limited edition of the watch is only 1914 pieces, in keeping with the year of Maserati’s founding. (Picture / Text Watch House Xiao Sen)