cto’s seductive power lies in its sophistication. Avoiding simplistic approaches and preconceived ideas, this watch is the signature of a remarkable, unusual, and meticulous personality that embraces the complementary sides of its dual nature. In a day and age that is searching for understanding, values and meaning, this watch asserts its studied complexity. It draws on its mixed background to provide a structured measurement and display of passing time, the better to appreciate, save, or notice it.
The Octo’s nature derives from its roots. The offspring of a marriage of Italian creativity and Swiss precision, it borrows the best of both worlds to take the middle road between sensuousness and exactness.
The Octo has become a mainstay in the watch collections of Bvlgari, a house known far and wide for its daring and fine-jewellery expertise. The watch is both a precision timepiece and an architectural creation that pays lively tribute to Italian creative genius.
The Octo Finissimo’s extra-thin Finissimo calibre, developed and manufactured in-house, is among the best in this category. This mechanical hand-wound movement, only 2.23 mm thick, is housed in the Octo case, a contemporary and architectural icon.
With its hour and minute displays and a small seconds hand at 7:30, the Finissimo calibre heralds a new family of Bvlgari movements. It joins the Solotempo calibre, also developed and manufactured in-house, which drives the new Octo 38 mm watch and the iconic BVLGARI BVLGARI.
The very thin hand-wound Finissimo calibre was conceived and designed with the potential for further developments in mind. It is generously sized at 36 mm in diameter and provides a large torque that will accommodate various additional complications in the future, while keeping the gains in thinness. Its high frequency of 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz) makes it very accurate.
This movement, the product of a greatly expanding capacity for in-house manufacture, is inserted into a case from the Octo line, which has been one of Bvlgari’s mainstays and one of its strongest symbols since its launch in the summer of 2012. Its distinctive aesthetic, which really is without peer in the watchmaking world, has made Octo one of the most iconic of existing watch models.Housed in a 40-mm platinum case only 5 mm thick, radiating a serene simplicity enhanced by the perfection of its polished black lacquered dial, Octo Finissimo belongs to the category of classic, elegant watches that display hours and minutes, and adds a small off-centre seconds hand between 7 and 8 o’clock.
MOVEMENT • Finissimo calibre, Manufacture-made ultra-thin hand-wound movement; 2.23 mm thick, 36.60 mm in diameter; 26 jewels • Hours and minutes indication, off-centred small seconds between 7 and 8 o’clock; power- reserve display on the back • Frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz) • Approx. 70-hour power reserve
CASE AND DIAL • Polished and satin-brushed platinum case, 40mm in diameter; total thickness 5.00 mm; water-resistant to 30m • Polished black lacquered dial; facetted and rhodium hands • Black alligator leather strap with platinum pin buckle