One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
97 Bulgari Very Precious and Special, Octo Roma Papillon, Tourbillon Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Jumping Hours, Reference 103 475, With Box and Warranty
Estimate: € 40,000 – 80,000
Model: Octo Roma Papillon Tourbillon
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: BU18SEF
Dimensions: 41 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Warranty
The Octo collection was launched in 2012 and represent Bulgari’s use of innovative materials and highest precision, becoming a major player in the luxury sports watch market in just a few short years. Inspired by the arches of Maxentius Basilica in the Roman Forum, the Octo displays a distinct, eye-catching appearance, leek taught lines and powerful appearance. In 2021 Bvlgari released a new version of the model Papillon Tourbillon with jumping hours, patented Papillon (butterfly) minutes and central tourbillon in an Octo Roma case that was introduced in 2015. This Central Tourbillon Papillon offers an original reading of time that is unique in the field of horological complications. A metaphor inspired by the flight of the butterfly and unique in the world of Haute Horlogerie, a Daniel Roth’s innovative in a smaller case, from 45 to 41 mm. The movement carries two independent retractable diamond-shaped hands positioned on a supporting disc. Each runs in turn along a 180-degree semicircular minute track. While the jumping hour appears in the window located at 12 o’clock, the minutes are indicated successively by each of the two hands. The first is positioned on the segment and thus signals the progression of the minutes, while the other remains in a retracted position throughout the path of the disc carrying them. Offered in basically unworn conditions, the lot also comes with its original warranty and is definitely one of the most shining and highly crafted specimens ever appeared on the market in recent years.