Octo Finissimo in Rose Gold – 102912

  • Collection: Octo Finissimo
  • Model reference: 102912
  • Case/Size: Rose gold, 36mm
  • Dial: Rose gold
  • Movement: Automatic-winding
  • Functions: Hours, minutes
  • Specificity: Extra thin case
  • Condition: Like new
Manufacturer’s International Warranty

All the watches we offer come with a 2 year warranty but this timepiece enjoys a guarantee covered by the manufacturer, valid internationally at any flagship store or official retailer carrying the respective brand. If you wish we are happy to assist you handling this task. Scope of coverage subject to manufacturer’s policy, please contact us for more information.

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Description

When Bulgari unveiled the first Octo Finissimo in 2014, it was perhaps the greatest achievement in modern watchmaking in over a decade. A record-setting thinnest mechanical watch of its time, it was also an entirely new interpretation of Genta’s Octo which Bulgari had already acquired. An extremely flat case meant a slim profile, which demanded a matching integrated bracelet and a caliber to fit inside the 5.15mm thin case. The case, the bracelet and the movement was built ground up. And when put together, the fluidity of all the components was magical to look at. At 2.23mm, the in-house calibre BLV 128 also happened to be the world’s slimmest mechanical movement at the time. It was a phenomenal technical achievement, and a design that was destined to become a modern classic.

Since then, Bulgari has consistently launched several variations of the Octo Finissimo such as the world’s thinnest minute repeater in 2016, the automatic version of the original in 2017, followed by the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon in 2018. The Chronograph GMT Automatic was launched in 2019 and then the satin finished polished steel version in 2020.

 

The present Ref: 102912 was launched in 2018 in a 18K sandblasted gold version.
There is a lot of gold in this watch, and by that, we mean full gold everything from the dial, the case, the bezel, all the way to the bracelet.

The overall uniform grained and sandblasted finish on this watch is nothing like anything we’ve seen before.
The case itself is a technical marvel inspired by Roman and Italian renaissance architecture, featuring a combination of steps and slopes, and multiple facts, all integrated into the incredibly slim profile.

This magnificent timepiece measures 40mm in diameter and is just 5.5mm thick, making it suitable for almost all wrists, and will gracefully slide under the cuff. The sapphire crystal sits flush with the case.
It is a time-only piece of art, with all the markings on the dial in glossy black, including the skeleton dauphine hands, enhancing the beauty of the gold dial.

The beauty of this watch doesn’t end at the visible aesthetic alone, but continues under the hood too.
The movement is as marvelous as the watch itself. It is the Bulgari in-house Caliber BVL 138 which is only 2.23mm thick and features a micro rotor, offering a 60-hr power reserve. The movement is entirely hand-finished with Geneva stripes, micro perlage under the rotor, soft anglage on the edges and black-polished screws.

The bracelet is an extension of the slim profile of the watch, measuring just 2.2mm in thickness and has a beautiful taper as it narrows down towards the double-deployant clasp.

 

Bulgari – Bio

Bulgari was founded in Rome, Italy in 1884 by a Greek silversmith named Sotirios Voulgaris. Bulgari is the phonetic version of his surname. The store at Via Condotti, 10 which was opened in 1905, is still today the point of reference of all the Bulgari stores in the world.

The brand is well-known for high-jewelry, and has also been producing watches since the 1920s. But their watches gained momentum in the 1940s when the Serpenti collection was introduced. The first serially produced men’s watch was the BVLGARI BVLGARI introduced in 1977, designed by the legendary Gerald Genta.
Following the success of the BVLGARI BVLGARI, in 1980 the brand created a watch business unit and in 1982 the Bulgari Time S.A. company in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Several collections later, to further strengthen their watch portfolio, the brand acquired Daniel Roth and Gerald Genta brands. The brand has not only been capitalizing on the designs, but also setting new benchmarks in watchmaking by introducing the record-breaking ultra-thin movements and cases within their Octo Finissimo collection.

Additional information

Accessories

Accompanied by a Bulgari international warranty card, product literature and a presentation box