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Italian luxury automaker Maserati has teamed up with Italian fine jewelry maker Bulgari to “share their ideals” in creating a new timepiece called Octo Maserati.
The watch is shaped almost like an octagon and is enclosed in a steel 45-mm case. Typical for timepieces of this caliber is a scratch-proof sapphire crystal and a transparent caseback, except this one sports the infamous Maserati Trident embossed on it.
The chronograph features mechanical Calibre GG780 Haute Horlogerie movement, a mechanical movement crafted by Bulgari. While the face design is clearly classy, there’s hints of Maserati-inspired styling in the brushed-steel bezel and blue-lacquered dial.
Check out a video on the exquisite timepiece after the break.
GALLERY: Maserati/Bulgari Octo Timepiece
With his vast wealth, he can afford to buy any kind of car he wishes to have. So some might be surprised to learn that he is an avid American car fan. To be more precise, he prefers Cadillacs.
Bulgari owns quite a few Cadillacs, and most of them are classic models from the 1930′s to the 1970′s. He also owns some of their newer models like the CTS wagon and the CTS-V sedan. He also owns an XLR-V with a custom Bulgari speedometer designed by the same people who does his watches.
Now Mr. Bulgari will be adding another new Cadillac to his stable, the very last DTS to roll off the production line. Commenting on his latest purchase, Bulgari said; “It’s the quality. I like the DTS because it’s a great sedan. It’s the last of an era. I thought it would be wonderful to own the last Northstar in a DTS. It’s one of the best engines ever designed, reliable and a performer.”
This is not the first time he bought a last off the line product from General Motors, he also owns the last Buick Riviera coupe ever made.