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Introducing The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished Steel

Introducing The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished Steel

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At the LVMH watch highest point occurring this week in Dubai, Bulgari has delivered another variant of the Octo Finissimo Automatic, which at its dispatch in 2017 appeared with a titanium case , and a coordinating incorporated arm band. The watch was remarkable not just for its actual striking and unique stylish, yet additionally for its development; the type BVL 138 Finissimo was, at that point, the world’s most slender self-twisting development, at simply 2.23mm thick. 

This accomplishment was halfway conceivable gratitude to the enormous distance across of the development (36.60mm) just as the utilization of a miniature rotor. It isn’t the most slender programmed development at any point made – Piaget’s type 12P was a nearby competitor, at 2.23mm thick, and was likewise a miniature rotor development; the since a long time ago failed to remember Lasalle type 2000 (which we took a gander at in our arrangement on super slim developments ) was 2.08mm thick. The last mentioned, notwithstanding, was excessively delicate and temperamental to remain underway (it could undoubtedly be harmed hopeless just by attempting to eliminate it from a watch case). The AP type 2120 is at 2.45mm thick, still the most slender full-rotor programmed on the planet. Today, the BVL 138 Finissimo development is not, at this point the most slender programmed on the planet, having been deposed by the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon (type BVL 288, 1.95mm thick, in all honesty ) however it stays the most slender time-just programmed in the world.

This isn’t the first occasion when that the Octo Finissimo Automatic has showed up in steel – it was presented in steel in 2018 at Baselworld; anyway that variant had a sandblasted steel case (a rendition in sandblasted pink gold was additionally presented the exact year). That finish was in accordance with the matte dark completion of the first titanium form, and this is the first occasion when that Bulgari has utilized a more customary set-up of brushed and cleaned surfaces for the steel Octo Finissimo Automatic. The development in this rendition is additionally the BVL 138, which has its standard thin profile, platinum miniature rotor, and 60 hour power reserve.

One critical specialized improvement over the past model, is water opposition – the sandblasted steel model is water impervious to 30 meters, while this model is appraised to 100 meters.

Introductory Thoughts

This is fairly a fascinating move for Bulgari to make with this specific watch. The sandblasted finish of the prior steel model kept it in line, as far as generally vibe, with the other Octo Finissimo Automatic watches and undoubtedly, with the Octo Finissimo line all in all, which has regularly exploited more contemporary materials and completions, (for example, the carbon fiber instance of the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon ). This closeness in completion across an assortment of materials has been one of the key distinctive highlights of the Octo Finissimo assortment, however it implied that it was not difficult to fail to remember that Bulgari really had a super slight hardened steel sports watch – in sandblasted steel, it basically looked somewhat less the part than a portion of its competition (coordinated wristband steel sports watches, paying little mind to their disparities, all would in general draw from similar playbook as far as case and arm band finishing).

The new completion implies, I figure, that it will out of nowhere be more conceivable for purchasers to cross-shop the Octo Finissimo Automatic with other steel, incorporated wristband sports watches. At a rundown cost of $12,000, it is additionally a relative deal; the Royal Oak Jumbo right now records for $25,800 ; the Chopard Alpine Eagle 41mm in Chopard’s exclusive Lucent steel records for $12,900 . In super slight steel sports watches, the Octo Finissimo Automatic, in this completion, doesn’t have a lot of competition and particularly not at this cost – another conceivable competitor is simply the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Winding, which, steel-on-steel, is $18,900 . Notwithstanding, on the off chance that you need a metal-on-metal Overseas from VC with a super dainty development – Vacheron’s adaptation of the AP 2120, the VC type 1120 – you should get it in white gold, which records for $54,500 . The Octo Finissimo surrenders somewhat in completion to the Jumbo, but at the same time it’s not exactly a large portion of the cost. Absolutely, it isn’t just a welcome extra choice, yet in addition one with an intriguing and special incentive as well.

The Basics

Brand: Bulgari
Model: Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished Steel
Reference Number: 103297

Diameter: 40mm
Thickness: 5.25mm
Case Material: brushed and cleaned tempered steel; steel screw-down crown with earthenware insert
Dial Color: dark enamel with faceted, rhodium plated hands
Lume: none
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: integrated brushed and cleaned steel bracelet

The Movement

Caliber: BVL 138 Finissimo
Functions: time (with little seconds)
Diameter: 36.60mm
Thickness: 2.23mm
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Winding: manual and programmed through platinum miniature rotor
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Additional Details: thinnest time-just programmed development in current production

Valuing & Availability

Price: $12,000
Availability: Not yet declared
Limited Edition: No, normal production 

See more Bulgari watches at Bulgari.com.

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