Fueled by passion, renowned for excellence and artistry, Bvlgari Octo Finissimo continues to stake its claim as the contemporary quintessence of masculinity, this time redrawing the design codes of modern sport watches. For 2021, it sets a new 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.
Bvlgari Octo Finissimo was a rule breaker from the moment it made its entrance in 2014, and has continued to redefine the boundaries of style and modernity with every new edition. A bold 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 architectural wonders, which is rendered throughout the line in minimalist, mainly monochrome aesthetic.
The element that separates a Bvlgari Octo Finissimo design from any other is its thinness, which set six world records in six years, including in 2014 the world’s thinnest tourbillon, in 2016 the thinnest minute repeater, in 2017 the thinnest automatic watch, in 2018 the thinnest automatic tourbillon, in 2019 the thinnest automatic chronograph and in 2020 the thinnest tourbillon chronograph.
An unparalleled feat of avant garde technology and Swiss expertise, 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. Bvlgari 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.
Bvlgari 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.
With the introduction of the new interpretations and features for 2021, Octo Finissimo further confirms its position as the watchmaking icon of the 21st century.
In 2020, Bvlgari 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 Bvlgari 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 calibre 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.
This year Bvlgari 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 (3.30 mm thick).
Blending sporty practicality with mechanical complexity, this ultra-modern timepiece is available in satin-polished steel with a new blue sunray dial paired with the silver counters for a more sport chic look.
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 Bvlgari 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.
The third novelty for 2021 is a new version of the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Titanium, which is now available with a new dial and a rubber strap for a sportier look.
Arguably, the world’s automatic chronograph, 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 Bvlgari 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.
A distinctive outlier in the field of men’s watches, Bvlgari Octo Finissimo has always been known for its mechanical excellence and audacious design. Now, with the introduction of these luxury sport models and ever-innovative technologies it emerges as a paragon of the future, raising the bar as the watchmaking icon of the 21st century.
Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Technical Specifications
Octo Finissimo S Steel Silvered Dial 103464
Mechanical Manufacture movement with automatic winding via a platinum micro-rotor, hours, minutes and small seconds indications. BVL138 Finissimo caliber (2.23mm thick) adorned with Côtes de Genève stripes, chamfered bridges and circular-grained baseplate, 60-hour power reserve, 21,600 VpH.
Case and dial
40mm extra-thin satin-polished steel case (6.40mm thick) with transparent caseback; polished steel screw-down crown set with ceramic inlay; silvered vertical-brushed dial; water-resistant up to 100m.
Integrated vertical brushed steel bracelet with polished parts and folding clasp.
Octo Finissimo S Chronograph Gmt Steel 103467
Mechanical manufacture chronograph and GMT movement with automatic winding (peripheral rotor) and small seconds – BVL 318 caliber (3.30mm thick). 55-hour power reserve; local timezone adjusted through the push button at 9h.
Case and dial
43mm extra-thin satin-polished steel case (8.75mm thick) with transparent caseback; radial brushed bezel; polished steel screw-down crown set with ceramic inlay; blue sunray blue dial with silver GMT, chronograph and seconds counters; water-resistant up to 100m.
Integrated vertical brushed steel bracelet with folding clasp.
Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Titanium 103371
Mechanical manufacture chronograph and GMT movement with automatic winding (peripheral mass) and small seconds – BVL 318 caliber (3.30mm thick), 55-hour power reserve; local timezone adjusted through the push button at 9h.
Case and dial
42 mm extra-thin sandblasted titanium case (6.90 mm thick) with transparent case back; sandblasted titanium crown set with ceramic; black opaline dial; water-resistant up to 30 meters.
Black rubber strap with sandblasted titanium pin buckle.