Excellence, passion, performance and prestige: These are the core values that shared between the likely partners: Supercar Owners Circle – the world’s most exclusive network of car collectors and Bvlgari, the Rome-based maison that is home to luxury products.
These two remarkable signatures in their respective fields of excellence have joined forces in a unique and exclusive relationship. Bvlgari and the Supercar Owners Circle (SOC) have chosen to express their shared values through this partnership signed for an initial three-year duration. The kick-off took place at the prestigious Bvlgari Hotel in Milan on May 5th and 6th 2018 with the presentation of the Bvlgari Octo Tourbillon Sapphire SOC: a watch issued exclusively for “the world’s most discerning car collectors.”
Excellence is the guiding thread uniting the Rome-based Maison and the Supercar Owners Circle. While the former is one of the most prestigious luxury brands in the world, the Supercar Owners Circle encompasses a select group of passionate international devotees and automotive enthusiasts. Their distinguishing feature lies in their ownership of the rarest cars on the market. The Supercar Owners Circle philosophy is based on global experience in driving such high-end vehicles and an unrivalled level of service to its members around the world.
Achieving the best is also an integral part of the Bvlgari attitude, and this partnership with the Supercar Owners Circle was a natural choice, sealed by the creation of a timepiece specifically reserved for their members: the Bvlgari Octo Tourbillon Sapphire SOC.
Fired by the same spirit, this exclusive, contemporary, technological yet truly timeless watch reflects Supercar Owners Circle members’ passion for standout cars. The sapphire case middle, rimmed by DLC- coated titanium, entirely reveals the movement equipped with a tourbillon. The time is displayed on hour-markers made of yellow gold, as too are the lateral tubes visible through the sapphire crystal, the power-reserve indicator, and the crown adorned with the Supercar Owners Circle logo. The case conception of this exclusive edition is new.
This creation was introduced at the May 5th Gala Dinner held at the Bvlgari Hotel. The next day, the supercars taking part in the event paraded through the Lombardian city in a police convoy before heading off to visit one of the largest existing private collections of exceptional cars, owned by an SOC member.
Bvlgari’s next rendezvous with the Supercar Owners Circle will take place in the United Kingdom on June 4th 2018 at the historic Goodwood Circuit, in Switzerland on September 1st 2018 and in Dubai on December 2nd 2018 to celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day.
Bvlgari Octo Tourbillon Sapphire for Supercar Owners Circle (SOC)
Movement, case and dial: Mechanical manual-winding flying tourbillon movement
Calibre BVL 206, DLC-coated bridges adorned with 11 solid 18k yellow gold indexes, hands, power-reserve and crown.
Black DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) titanium case and sapphire, indication of the hours and minutes; 64-hour power reserve.
Bracelet: Black alligator bracelet, rubber finishing with yellow “SOC” stitching and deployant buckle.