As expected, the magic of Brazil has invaded the world, something that has not been indifferent to any brand in the world, including the most exclusive ones. This is the case of Bulgari, that on the occasion of the World Cup wanted to pay homage to this beautiful country by making a colorful and original Octo Bi-Retro Brazil with the colors of the flag of this great nation.
In a mixture of originality, party, luxury and watchmaking, the Italian firm has commissioned master craftsmen of manufacture, in the heart of the Swiss Jura, a gem which precious handmade area exudes the spirit of Brazil in a pure state reflected in its three colors: green, yellow and blue. Limited to only 50 copies that are all carefully numbered, the sphere is undoubtedly the aesthetic center of the clock, a work of craft that has been meticulously handcrafted using the full and delicate champleve technique, characteristic of the highest watchmaking.
Its colors also hold great symbology. The blue, which is found on the bottom of the sphere is a tribute to the city that was the capital of the country from 1763 to 1960. Rio de Janeiro is synonymous with joy, celebration and carnival. The green surrounding the sphere and the minute mark, symbolizes the greatest treasure of Brazil and one of the greatest wonders of the world, the Amazon rainforest, as well as being the color of the House of Braganza, former Brazilian royal family. And the yellow color of the shirt of the several times world champion, the Brazilian team, evokes the abundant natural resources of Brazil, especially gold.
Its rounding aesthetics measure 43mm wide in a steel case with ceramic inserts and rhodium and a rubber strap with steel cover that gives you the sense of most sports. As for the technical specifications, they are the same as the rest of the Octo Bi-Retro series: a mechanical watch with automatic Calibre GG7722 winding, exclusive in Bulgari, with a power reserve of 45 hours, water resistant to 1oo meters, a jump system located at 12 showing hours, while the biretrograde system displays the minutes in an angle of 280 ° and the date in one of 180 °. It also has a ceramic bezel with a sapphire crystal. It is a marvel of technology, with a casual aspect, making it an almost unique model.