Baselworld 2018: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon

Ultra-thin, uncommonly light and with an unexpectedly good acoustic quality

All eyes may be on Bulgari for their groundbreaking Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic—which sets three watchmaking records as the world’s thinnest automatic watch, thinnest automatic tourbillon, and thinnest tourbillon—but at this year’s Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, another model from the Octo series captivated for different technical developments. The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon also claims a record as the world’s thinnest minute repeater—an …

Erotic Automation, Freak Vision + Damien Hirst from Ulysse Nardin

An installation and two new timepieces from the Swiss luxury brand all defy expectation

If asked to picture a room housing millions of dollars worth of Ulysse Nardin Swiss watches, or Swiss watches in general, what does your mind see? It’s unlikely that you, or anyone, immediately imagines a dark-walled booth in Geneva, with oscillating oceanic colors filtering through the air and artist Damien Hirst‘s controversial Venetian “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” artworks at the entrance—there to …