Creating a more aggressive look for the elegant Octo Finisissimo Chronograph, The Rake and Bulgari reveal a new tool watch version of the timepiece complete with an engraved tachymeter bezel and a luminescent dial option. These two features presented a couple of technical challenges in that the construction of the watch would be compromised from any pressure that would deform the bezel and because of the thinness of the indexes and hands, it would be virtually impossible to coat these elements in lume.
Bulgari successfully found the solution after many attempts and the lume issue was solved by painting the entire dial so that the indications would show in negative relief. Fitted to a matching sandblasted bracelet, the watch features a 42mm case and an automatic BVL 318 Finissimo Extra-Thin Caliber with a 55-hour power reserve, a 3.3mm movement that allows for the watch to come in at a record-breaking 6.9mm.
The watch will be produced in a limited run of 25 pieces with a white or lume dial option and interested buyers can e-mail shop @ therakemagazine.com for more information.