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Thin Automatic Chronograph Watches

BVLGARI's Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Watch is the Thinnest

— April 2, 2019 — Luxury
Watchmakers BVLGARI introduces the new 'Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic' timepiece, which sets the world record of being the world's thinnest automatic chronograph timepiece. The design is structured after the traditional Gerald Genta design and it has an 8-sided bezel, which inspired the name, measuring out to only be 6.9mm thick.

It is carefully encased in a thin titanium case that undergone sandblasting methods. Additional details include the GMT function adjusted using the pusher by the 9oclock, 55 hours of power reservation, chronographic functions, and small seconds subdials. The core of the functions is the 5.5mm Caliber BVL 318 movement that rotates a rotor by the perimeter of the movement in order to flush both the display and dial back and forth.
Trend Themes
1. Thin Automatic Chronograph Watches - The introduction of the world's thinnest automatic chronograph timepiece presents a trend towards developing ultra-thin watches with advanced functionality.
2. GMT Functionality - The GMT function in the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic sets a trend towards integrating additional time zone and travel functionality in luxury watches.
3. Titanium Watch Cases - With its thin and durable titanium case, the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic highlights a trend towards the use of high-tech materials and unique finishes in luxury watchmaking.
Industry Implications
1. Luxury Watchmaking - The trend towards ultra-thin watches with advanced functionality presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for luxury watch brands to create unique and technologically advanced timepieces.
2. Travel Industry - The GMT functionality in the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for luxury watch brands to partner with travel companies and offer products catered towards frequent travelers.
3. Metalworking Industry - The use of titanium in the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for metalworking companies to develop new techniques and finishes for high-tech materials in luxury watch manufacturing.
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