The Bulgari Octo: Terme di Caracalla

A design inspiration for the watch, these Roman ruins are now a theater

Continuing our ongoing series with Bulgari, in celebration of the designs that inspired their Octo watch line, we’ve delved into the past, present and future of Rome’s Terme di Caracalla. This great structure, built around 212 AD, was reborn as a theater among ruins in 1937 and is the site of theatrical innovation to this day. As Bulgari found a way to reenvision the classic …

The Bulgari Octos

Classic geometric inspiration infuses men's watches with historic beauty

With an invocation of one of design’s most historic geometric shapes, Bulgari’s Octo men’s watch line reinvents classic, colossal beauty. Their iconic double bezel lays the purity of a circle, atop the faceted structure of an octagon. The resulting combination harks back to the power of architecture, a structural beauty and strength in power. The most recent watch in the series, the Octo Steel takes …

Bulgari Hotels London

Silver-tipped masculinity outlines the Italian luxury brand's London outpost

Bulgari invited us to spend the weekend at their recently-opened 85 room hotel and spa in London’s suitably posh Kensington neighborhood, right next door to Cutler & Gross and across the road from Harrod’s. True to the brand’s luxurious, Italian DNA you are coddled from the moment you arrive. Designed by the powerhouse husband and wife architects Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel on what feels …