Inside the Manufacture: A Close-UP Look at Bulgari Watchmaking

Earlier this year, we had the unique opportunity to go where few have ever gone before: inside the Bulgari Manufacture.  I wrote about that experience in IW Magazine, and now, we bring some of that insight to our faithful readers at ATimelyPerspective. This Italian-born Bulgari (founded in Rome in 1884) has been bringing exceptional watches to the forefront…

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A Close-Up Look at the Record-Setting Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater

Earlier this year, at Baselworld 2016, a number of world records were set. One of the most alluring may well be the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater watch — setting the world record as the thinnest hand-wound minute repeater on the market.   Part of the ultra-thin Octo collection, the  Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater houses the…

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How Complicated Watchmaking Transcends Time Thanks to Breakthrough Thinking

Watch pundits of today often lament that all we create in watches now are throwback references to the past.  In fact, today’s watchmaking complications – freely defined as anything additional on a timepiece above and beyond the “simple” time indication – not only reflect the mechanical genius of generations ago, but also – and more…

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