And a year ago we already gave away the title of thinnest watch in the world to another watch, namely the Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept watch. This clock was exactly 6.6 millimeters wide. That’s nothing compared to the new world record holder. This so-called Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Ultra is only 1.88 mm thick, which makes the watch easily the thinnest mechanical watch ever produced.
Bvlgari has been busy with the size of watches in recent years. Initially they were going to release the watch with 2mm thickness, but just before release they came across a way to shrink the watch down to an impressive 1.8mm.
Despite the fact that the watch is incredibly small and thin, there are several details that you will never notice from a distance. Namely, a QR code has been placed on the watch and when scanned, it leads owners to a wealth of exclusive information to learn even more about the timepiece. You can even follow a virtual 3D tour via the QR code and an NFT is included to stay completely in this time.
To achieve this degree of thinness, the Italian brand not only had to rethink their way of thinking, but also apply a wide range of skills, play with multiple materials and adapt to a host of new constraints.
It will not surprise you, but a watch that takes so much time to create naturally has a hefty price tag attached to it. In addition, the record-breaking timepiece is limited to only 10 pieces released worldwide and all of that added together results in a price of € 400,000.