Motoring meets watchmaking with Bulgari’s super luxe Octo Maserati collection
Car aficionados now have a reason — or two, actually — to go gaga over haute horlogerie because Bulgari has a pair of Maserati-themed Octo watches co-created with the supercar manufacturer. Designed to celebrate the highly exclusive partnership between both brands, these watches are the embodiment of cutting-edge tech; elevated with a luxurious edge so sleek they're bound to be your new OG.
Taking after the style codes of Maserati cars, the GranLusso and the GranSport cut an impressive 41mm-sized façade that recalls the rev counter of the automobile, coupled with the strong, clean lines characteristic of the Octo series. A quick (envious) glance will reveal indices modelled after a car dashboard, accompanied by the iconic trident emblem stamped just beneath the retrograde minutes display. Adding on to the vehicular aesthetic, the GranSport version is crafted in DLC-treated carbon for a grittier look, flaunting a dial that resembles black asphalt. Both pieces, however, run on the same Retro BVL 262 calibre manufactured entirely by Bulgari, featuring a 33-jewel self-winding movement with Côtes de Genève decoration and a 42-hour power reserve.
Finished with topstitched leather straps that evoke the look and feel of plush leather upholstery, this is prestige and precision on your wrist translated from the power and control you get behind the wheel of a Maserati. Now see this horological slice of life in the fast lane in action:
The Octo Maserati collection is available at Bulgari boutiques.