Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic

Just this September marked the 50th anniversary of when Bulgari opened up their first boutique in the United States. Celebrating milestones is a way to recognize and rejoice how far dreams and efforts can take us. To mark this occasion the brand chose to release the limited-edition, US-only “Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic”. But, fear not because for those outside of the US, there is also a non-limited version in a distinct alloy.The 40 mm octogonal case is available in either 18k yellow gold (US-only limited edition) or rose gold, both with a mix of vertically brushed surfaces and polished accent finish. In terms of thickness, this Finissimo model measures in at a mere 6.4mm height. On the flip-side is a sapphire exhibition caseback that allows a view into the inner workings of the mechanical movement. The movement has been decorated by hand with côtes de Genève, anglage and perlage finishing. Or as Bvlgari states “A true icon of the 21st century, the Octo Finissimo Automatic watch channels a rare fusion of edgy Italian design and Swiss engineering, housing the thinnest automatic movement in the world – only 2.23 mm thick”.Mounted to the case is a gold fixed bezel with a brushed finish, which also provides that stylish, round on octagon contrast. It comes equipped with a knurled gold screw-down crown set with a black ceramic insert. Water-resistance can last up to 100 meters (330 feet). Time is exhibited on a brown-lacquered sunray dial with gold applied hour index markers and the Arabic numerals for 6 and 12. This is the first time Bulgari has used a brown hue on their “Finissimo” collection, and the results seem quite appealing. As light sources hit the dial and set off a subtle shine, we notice how the gold and brown tones further enhance each other. There is a small-seconds, sub-dial placed between the 6 and 9 o’clock portion of the dial. Despite taking up a quarter of the overall canvas, this gold applied sub-dial is very discreet. But even with such a small footprint, it still manages to be very legible. The central gold-colored hands have a hollow center, which plays into the color scheme and provides an elegant harmony. This dress watch even dispenses the need of any luminescent filling, instead relying on any source of light to find its way.

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic 

The “Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic” (References below) is powered by the in-house self-winding mechanical movement, caliber BVL 138 with 36 jewels and 21,600 vph. It comes equipped with a platinum micro-rotor. Power reserve can last up to 60 hours, when fully wound.Mounted on the watch is a gold bracelet that mimics the case finishing by mixing a brushed finish with polished center links, while secured to the wrist by a double deployant buckle. The yellow gold model is a US-only limited edition of only 50 manufactured pieces. For more up to date information visit the official Bulgari website here.

(Ref#: 103717) - iN 18k Yellow Gold
MSRP: $45,500.00 USD

(Ref#: 103637) - iN 18k Rose Gold
MSRP: $44,800.00 USD


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