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‘Chiming Time’ is the new Haute Horlogerie exhibition from Bulgari – displaying stunning timepieces of old and new here in Bond Street, London.
The Grande Complication watches will be on show from 29th September to 24th October and celebrate the extensive history of Bulgari watches as well as launching the Octo Finissimo (pictured above), the world’s thinnest tourbillon in a platinum case which took four years of production and measures at only 5mm in depth including a cage 1.95mm deep.
Other highlights include the new L’Ammiraglio del Tempo or The Admiral of Time, a four hammer and gong Westminister Carillon Repetition Minute, with Détente Escapement, a Constant Force mechanism topped off with a secret activation lever. This particular watch is part of the 300th anniversary of the British Government’s Longitude Act of 1714 – leading to a safer navigation of the sea. Also featured are the iconic Serpenti timepieces with the Bulgari snake emblem as well as the Magsonic Tourbillon, a skeletonised watch with luminous material in a sapphire crystal caseband. Meanwhile, archived pieces include the Anfiteatro Repetition Minutes which was inspired by the Greek Ampitheatres and was Bulgari’s first chiming watch.
The first day of the exhibition was launched by Bulgari’s director of watch design, Fabrizio Buonamassa and one of the skilled watchmakers to celebrate the history of Bulgari’s timepieces and history.
To view this beautiful collection, pop down to Bulgari, 168 Old Bond Street, London – just a short distance from our own gallery of timepieces at 74 New Bond Street, London!