Something For Everyone
Prestige Singapore|January 2022
Bvlgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin shares with Florey D Mikil the new models, from Octo Roma to Divas’ Dream to Gérald Genta, presented at Geneva Watch Days 2021.
Florey D Mikil

Whether it’s something travel practical for the hodophiles or something diamond-studded for the gemophiles, the new models presented by Bvlgari at the Geneva Watch Days – held from Aug 30 to Sep 3, 2021 – have something for everyone. Even the young and young at heart are not forgotten with the inclusion of a cheeky timepiece featuring a certain world-famous mouse. Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of the Bvlgari Group since 2013, walks us through the new timepieces in the Octo, Divas’ Dream and Gérald Genta collections.

Appealing to the travellers of the world is the Octo Roma WorldTimer, available in either stainless steel or steel and diamond-like carbon (DLC). The watch comes with a 41mm case and is powered by the BVL 257 mechanical self-winding movement with 42-hour power reserve. Is it really timely to release a travel-themed watch considering the current movement restrictions caused by the pandemic? Here’s what Babin has to say about that: “The more the pandemic is restricting travel, the more people are dreaming about travelling, which is logical – you always want what you can’t get. The Octo Roma WorldTimer is not only a functional watch you’re going to use when travel resumes, but it also triggers your imagination before you can travel.”

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