n less than a decade, the Octo Finissimo has become an icon of contemporary fine watchmaking. Beyond the impressive series of world records for finesse, it has become a legend thanks to its unique and easily recognisable shape. Inspired by a key motif in the architectural heritage of ancient Rome, the Octo plays notably on the contrast between the octagonal geometry of its case and the round shape of its bezel.
Pure and contemporary, it embodies the dual identity of Bulgari watches: Swiss watchmaking rigour and Italian elegance. Signalling the return of gold to the forefront, the new Octo Finissimo Skeleton 8 Days is perfectly in line with this tradition.
An additional feat: design and technology are revealed at the very heart of the watch. The watchmakers and designers at Bulgari have worked in perfect harmony to conceive and develop this new hand-wound manufacture movement, the extra-fine calibre BVL 199 SK, which has an exceptional 8-day power reserve. Note the gauge-shaped indicator embracing the curvature of the small seconds counter at 7:30. With its modern and architectural style, responding to the strong geometric lines of the model, this new movement multiplies contrasts: material and transparency; powerful lines and lightness; gold hour-markers on a sand-blasted matte anthracite structure for optimal legibility.
Faithful to the stylistic signature of the Octo line, drawing the octagon, the geometry of perfection, the satin-finished pink gold case measuring 40 mm in diameter - for a thickness of 5.95 mm - is fitted with a sapphire back and is water-resistant to 30 metres. It unfolds on a brown alligator strap with a pin buckle.
The new Octo Finissimo Skeleton 8 Days is both the testimony of an exceptional watchmaking expertise and the expression of a sober and refined masculine interpretation. In two words: the quintessential Octo.
OCTO FINISSIMO SKELETON 8 DAYS – 103667
Movement Mechanical Manufacture ultra-thin movement with manual winding; Caliber BVL 199 SK with small seconds and power reserve indicator, anthracite PVD skeletonized bridges, 2.50mm thick, 36.60 mm in diameter, 21,600 V/H, 8 days (192 hours) power reserve. Case, dial and strap 40mm satin-polished rose gold case, transparent case-back, 5.95mm thick; rose gold crown with black ceramic insert; water-resistant to 30m; openworked dial with power reserve indicator and small seconds counter, BVLGARI eight days logo, gold-colored hands, and applied indexes. Dark brown alligator strap with pin buckle.