Bvlgari Octo Finissimo novelties at LVMH Watch Week 2020

OCTO FINISSIMO CONTINUES TO BREAK THE MOLD OF WATCHMAKING

Octo Finissimo Automatic satin-polished steel 103297
Octo Finissimo Automatic satin-polished steel 103297
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For men, the record-breaking Bvlgari Octo Finissimo collection continues to break the mold of Swiss watchmaking with the launch of five new models. Bvlgari once again rewrites the rules of contemporary watches with innovative new finishes like sandblast-polished ceramic and satin-polished steel and rose gold, making the Octo Finissimo the icon of the 21st century.

Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in sandblasted rose gold 103279
Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in sandblasted rose gold 103279

One highlight of Dubai 2020 is the new Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in rose gold, powered by the ultra-thin 3.12mm Mechanical Manufacture Minute Repeater movement with manual winding, BVL 362 caliber. A new edition of the record-breaking Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in titanium that first debuted in 2016, the original embodied a paradigm shift in terms of slenderness and laid the foundations of a new approach to mechanics and to classic complications, while preserving the legendary status of Bvlgari watches, and cultivating the finest watchmaking traditions. The minute repeater is indeed the most complex of all horological complications — and this model in sandblasted rose gold is an impeccable feat of technical and aesthetic expertise; the dial’s hour-markers have an incised, cut-out design as too does the small seconds counter at 6 o’clock: the openings serve to amplify resonance inside the case and thereby optimize the sound effect. The pusher activating the striking mechanism, fitted with an “all or nothing” safety device, is positioned on the case middle at 9 o’clock. This exceptional in-house developed and produced movement delivers a 42-hour power reserve once fully wound.

Octo Finissimo Automatic satin-polished rose gold 103286 and Octo Finissimo Automatic satin-polished steel 103297
Octo Finissimo Automatic satin-polished rose gold 103286 and Octo Finissimo Automatic satin-polished steel 103297

Octo Finissimo once again channels that rare fusion of edgy Italian design and Swiss engineering with the introduction of two new satin-polished non-monochromatic timepieces: the Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished Steel and the Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished Rose Gold. These are both powered by the 2.23mm thick BVL 138 Finissimo calibre and feature a polished black lacquer dial, fitted in the sophisticated Finissimo case. The rose gold edition comes on an alligator strap, perfectly integrated and complemented with a pin buckle.

Octo Finissimo Automatic black sandblast-polished ceramic 103368
Octo Finissimo Automatic black sandblast-polished ceramic 103368

The Octo saga presents its next chapter with the unveiling of the Octo Finissimo Automatic in Black Sandblast-Polished Ceramic, featuring a new sandblast-polished ceramic case and bracelet and sandblasted ceramic dial. A new signature monochromatic look, which alternates matte and brilliant surfaces, thus reflecting light in a way that feels fresh, innovative and new. To achieve the case’s extraordinary thinness in fine ceramic is a difficult feat — and requires the Roman Jeweler’s daring and delicate touch.

Octo Finissimo Automatic satin-polished steel 103297
Octo Finissimo Automatic satin-polished steel 103297

With its latest editions, Octo Finissimo paves the road into a thrilling new future for Swiss watchmaking. The latest models in its ongoing Rinascimento are an expression of Bvlgari DNA in their daring, exuberance and artistry. In that vein, the Octo Finissimo Automatic in Black Ceramic and the Octo Finissimo Automatic in Steel represent such a nuanced take on classic masculinity that they can be worn by women as well as men — imbuing her style with boldness and a contemporary edge.

Octo Finissimo Automatic satin-polished rose gold 103286
Octo Finissimo Automatic satin-polished rose gold 103286

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Technical Specifications

 

Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in sandblasted rose gold 103279
Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in sandblasted rose gold 103279

Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in sandblasted rose gold 103279

Movement

Ultra-thin Mechanical Manufacture Minute Repeater movement, with manual winding, BVL362 caliber; indication of the hours and minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock; 42-hour power reserve, 21,600 vph, diameter: 28.50mm thickness: 3.12mm; handcrafted finishes: Côtes de Genève, circular graining and chamfering.

Case and dial

Sandblasted 18kt rose gold case with transparent case back, sandblasted 18kt rose gold crown and push button. Sandblasted 18kt rose gold dial; case thickness: 6.90 mm; water-resistant to 30m.

Bracelet

Brown matte alligator leather strap with 18kt rose gold ardillon buckle.

 

Octo Finissimo Automatic satin-polished steel 103297
Octo Finissimo Automatic satin-polished steel 103297

Octo Finissimo Automatic satin-polished steel 103297

Movement

Mechanical Manufacture movement with automatic winding via a platinum micro-rotor, hours, minutes and small seconds indications. BVL138 Finissimo caliber adorned with Côtes de Genève motif, chamfered bridges and circular-grained baseplate, 60-hour power reserve, 21,600 vph, diameter: 36.60 mm, thickness: 2.23mm.

Case and dial

40mm extra-thin satin-polished steel case (5.25mm thick), transparent caseback; polished steel screw-down crown set with ceramic inlay; black lacquered dial, faceted diamond rhodium-plated hands; water-resistant to 100m.

Bracelet

Integrated satin-polished steel bracelet with folding clasp.

 

Octo Finissimo Automatic satin-polished rose gold 103286
Octo Finissimo Automatic satin-polished rose gold 103286

Octo Finissimo Automatic satin-polished rose gold 103286

Movement

Mechanical Manufacture movement with automatic winding via a platinum micro-rotor, hours, minutes and small seconds indications. BVL138 Finissimo caliber adorned with Côtes de Genève motif, chamfered bridges and circular-grained baseplate, 60-hour power reserve, 21,600 vph, diameter: 36.60 mm, thickness: 2.23 mm.

Case and dial

40mm extra-thin satin-polished 18kt rose gold case (5.25mm thick), transparent caseback; 18kt satin-polished rose gold screw-down crown set with ceramic inlay; black lacquered dial, flat diamond rose gold plated hands; water-resistant to 100m.

Strap

Black alligator strap with 18kt rose gold ardillon buckle.

 

Octo Finissimo Automatic black sandblast-polished ceramic 103368
Octo Finissimo Automatic black sandblast-polished ceramic 103368

Octo Finissimo Automatic black sandblast-polished ceramic 103368

Movement

Mechanical Manufacture movement with automatic winding via a platinum micro-rotor, hours, minutes and small seconds indications. BVL138 Finissimo caliber adorned with Côtes de Genève motif, chamfered bridges and circular-grained baseplate, 60-hour power reserve, 21,600 vph, diameter: 36.60 mm, thickness: 2.23 mm.

Case and dial
40 mm extra-thin sandblasted polished ceramic case (5.50mm thick) with transparent caseback; ceramic crown set with ceramic inlay; sandblasted ceramic dial; water-resistant to 30m.

Bracelet

Sandblasted polished ceramic bracelet with folding clasp.

 

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Galley

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