There’s good news for watch connoisseurs: Bulgari has launched the Octo Tourbillon Sapphire. The octagonal case of Bulgari Octo is the most signature feature of the collection. The design is inspired by the motifs adorning the Basilica of Maxentius, referencing the Roman roots of Bulgari.

The 44mm-diameter watch features a sapphire case middle and a transparent case back. It is made of titanium that has undergone a black diamond-like-carbon (DLC) treatment. The Calibre BVL 206 mechanical manual-winding flying tourbillon movement is functionally and aesthetically supported by 11 black DLC-coated bridges adorned with blue bars of ITR2 a single composite material laden with carbon nanotube particles that is as hard as metal and SLN, a high-tech luminescent material that absorbs light during the daytime and produces it at night.

The Calibre BVL 206 is wrapped inside various sapphire parts, allowing a full visual appreciation of the movement. The Octo Tourbillon Sapphire has a 64-hour power reserve, a rubber-lined black alligator leather strap with blue stitching, and a titanium folding clasp. Water-resistant up to 50 metres, the watch is limited to 50 pieces.