Continuing with the sleek and successful Octo Finissimo, Bulgari has just unveiled two new variants of the extra-flat wristwatch at LVMH Watch Week, a pre-Baselworld launch event for the luxury group’s three watch brands, which include Hublot and Zenith.
The new Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished – in either steel or rose gold – is an iteration of earlier models, and is distinguished by its case finish, which is mostly brushed, but highlighted with mirror polished edges and flanks.
With alternating brushed and polished surfaces, the new case finish catches the light nicely. In contrast, current versions of the Octo Finissimo Automatic have a uniformly matte, sandblasted finish that is more muted.
While the finishing is new, the case is exactly the same size – 40mm by 5.25mm, giving it an incredibly slim profile on the wrist.
The new case finishing is paired with a glossy, black-lacquered dial that has markings and hands to match the case material – either 18k rose gold with a leather strap, or in stainless steel with a matching bracelet. The bracelet is an integral part of the Octo Finissimo, so price and material aside, the steel model is more compelling from a design perspective.
Both are powered by the BVL138, the ultra-thin automatic movement that’s standard for the Octo Finissimo. The movement is just 2.23mm high, and relies on a platinum micro rotor for winding.
Key facts and price
Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished Steel
Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished Rose Gold
Case diameter: 40 mm
Height: 5.25 mm
Material: Steel or 18k rose gold
Water resistance: 100m
Functions: Hours, minutes, and seconds
Frequency: 21,600 beats per hour (3 Hz)
Power reserve: 60 hours
Strap: Black leather (rose gold model), or steel bracelet
Availability: At both retailers and boutiques
Price: US$12,000, or 16,800 Singapore dollars (steel); US$20,400, or 31,200 Singapore dollars (rose gold)
For more, visit Bulgari.com.
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