Bvlgari Timepieces forms part of the Bvlgari jewellery house which was founded in 1884. The brand was created in Switzerland to manufacture the Bvlgari Roma watch in 1975 and went on to make the Bvlgari Bvlgari watch designed by Gerald Genta in 1977. Both of these watches proved to be successful for the brand and established Bvlgari as a leading watchmaker. The company was not manufacturing its own movements, dials or cases, however, so was not seen as a top tier watchmaker such as Patek Philippe or Vacheron Constantin.
That changed in 2007 when the company bought case maker Finger, component maker Leschot, Dial maker Cadrans and bracelet maker Prestige d'Or. This brought all manufacturing in house and allowed the company more freedom to create their own unique designs. The Bvlgari Octo was the first watch to benefit from the move. This stunning Gerald Genta designed watch was re-engineered with new super slimline movements. In quick succession, the brand launched the world's thinnest tourbillon in 2014, the world's thinnest minute repeater in 2016 and the world's thinnest automatic movement in 2017.
As a result, the super slimline and elegant Bvlgari Octo has achieved iconic status among collections in as little as three years. The Bvlgari Octo is a testament to the watchmakers at Bvlgari and has helped elevate the brand to the top tier of Swiss watch manufacturing.