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De­spite the sub­dued mood at Basel­world 2016, op­por­tu­ni­ties for a good time are abound if you know just where to look. By Yong Wei Jian

Men's Folio (Singapore) - - Contents -

De­spite the sub­dued mood at Basel­world 2016, op­por­tu­ni­ties for a good time are abound if you know where to look

SLIM NOTE Bul­gari Octo Finis­simo Minute Re­peater

Size mat­ters, as Bul­gari con­tin­ues to at­tain su­perla­tives in the su­perfine with its Octo Finis­simo time­pieces. Af­ter the tour­bil­lon in 2014, it now un­veils the world’s thinnest minute re­peater at an over­all thick­ness of 6.85mm – a le­git­i­mate tri­umph, as far as records show. To achieve op­ti­mal acous­tics within the small­est pos­si­ble space, the strik­ing watch uses ti­ta­nium for its case and dial, em­ploy­ing the metal’s hard­ness and low- den­sity as a good sound­ing board. Fur­ther­more, the hour mark­ers and small sec­onds counter are cut open on the dial to al­low sound to res­onate within the case, am­pli­fy­ing the chimes. An “all- or- noth­ing” pusher for the mech­a­nism al­lows 50m water re­sis­tance (un­like tra­di­tional lever-style ac­ti­va­tors), while the 40mm sand­blasted frame pro­vides a moder­nity that be­lies the se­ri­ous watch­mak­ing within, mak­ing it suit­able for daily wear.

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