The Octo Maserati, by Bulgari
If we did drive a Maserati, chances are good that we’d wear a watch, too (though not as elaborate as Bernie Ecclestone’s). Chances are even better that we’d be looking to buy the newly-announced Octo Maserati, a “vision of excellence” created by Bulgari to commemorate the Maserati brand.
Starting with a 45 mm steel case, the Octo Maserati gets a Haute Horlogerie movement that benefits from a Calibre GG7800 mechanism. We’re not sure what that means either, but we do know that the watch features an exquisite mechanical movement that has separate displays for minutes, date, chronograph and time.
There’s a tachometric scale on the bezel, too, which allows you to estimate speed based on elapsed time. The back is transparent, and features a Maserati trident, while the strap is made from calfskin and picks up the design used in the automaker’s leather upholstery.
Bulgari calls this a “special series,” which likely translates to limited production. Prices aren’t even hinted at, but nothing crafted by hand with this much attention to detail comes cheap.