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Bulgari Octo Finissimo

2021's sport-inspired novelties reveal news facets of the Octo Finissimo saga, the emblem of Bulgari's Estetica della Meccanica

Fueled by passion, Octo Finissimo continues to stake its claim as the contemporary quintessence of masculinity, redrawing the design codes of modern sport watches. For 2021, it sets a paradigm for performance-inspired style with the introduction of three novelties: the Octo Finissimo S in a new monochrome style, the Octo Finissimo S Chronograph GMT, and the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Titanium with a new dial and rubber strap.

The Octo Finissimo, an alternative to the established codes of traditional men’s timepieces, it is set apart by its eight-sided ultra-thin design, an intersection of circle and square inspired by Rome’s architectures, which is rendered throughout the line in minimalist, mainly monochrome aesthetic. The element that separates an Octo Finissimo design is its thinness. Its remarkable proportions are an extraordinary achievement of watchmaking innovation, a story of precision and determination powerful enough to shift the paradigm of men’s watchmaking. Octo Finissimo’s unconventional approach extends to its aesthetic and thoroughly modern design as well; the collection is known for its use of uncommon materials such as titanium and ceramic.

Bulgari designs have long been influenced by Estetica della Meccanica, or the aesthetic of mechanics, wherein ingenious function takes shape as exquisite form. Octo Finissimo is the ultimate emblem of this design philosophy, as innovation and mechanical mastery continue to inspire the latest editions in the line.

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Octo Finissimo S © Bulgari

In 2020, Octo Finissimo disrupted the luxury sport watch segment with the introduction of the Octo Finissimo S, a stainless-steel design featuring the thinnest automatic movement and a water resistance of 100 meters, made possible by increasing the case just slightly to 6.4mm and adding a screw-down crown. Now, the Octo Finissimo S is available in a new monochrome edition. This new stainless steel version features a 40mm steel satin-polished case with a new silver vertical-brushed monochromatic dial looking particularly contemporary and striking against the radial brushed bezel. The watch houses the automatic in-house ultra-thin caliber BVL 138 with micro-rotor (2.23 mm) and displays hours, minutes and uncentered small seconds at 7 o’clock. Being a luxury sport watch, the model is water-resistant up to 100 meters with a polished steel screw-down crown set with ceramic.

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Octo Finissimo S Chronographe GMT © Bulgari

This year Bulgari further expands its Octo Finissimo S line with the new Octo Finissimo S Chronograph GMT, equipped with the automatic in-house chronograph and GMT ultra-thin calibre BVL 318 with peripheral rotor. Blending sporty practicality with mechanical complexity, this ultra-modern timepiece is available in satin-polished steel with a new blue dial paired with the silver counters. Its ingenious mechanism allows to display a second time zone on the sub-counter at 3 o’clock. The octagonal case (8.75mm thick) features a diameter of 43 millimeter, complemented by an integrated vertical brushed steel bracelet with polished parts. Reaffirming the sportier character of the Octo Finissimo S line, the watch features a larger screw-down crown than the former sandblasted models to ensure water resistance up to 100 meters.

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Octo Finissimo S Chronographe GMT Titanium © Bulgari

The third novelty for 2021 is a new version of the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Titanium, which is now available with a new dial and a rubber strap for a sportier look. The 42mm watch features automatic in-house chronograph and GMT ultra-thin caliber BVL 318 with peripheral rotor (3.30 mm) and has an overall thinness of 6.9 mm. As the previous novelty, it has a combination chronograph and GMT function that allows it to show two time zones at once. Moving ahead from its original matte titanium monochrome aesthetic, for the first time the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Titanium is crafted with a titanium case and black opaline dial for lightweight strength and anti-corrosion and comes on a texturized rubber strap with titanium pin buckle.


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