Octo Finissimo in Titanium | Tadao Ando Edition

  • Collection: Octo
  • Model reference: 103245
  • Case/Size: Titanium, 40mm
  • Dial: Matte grey
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Functions: Hours, minutes
  • Condition: Brand New
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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.

 

Occasionally Bulgari would slide a few special editions in between, such as the one presented here.
Launched in 2019, it is the Octo Finissimo Automatic Tadao Ando (reference 103245) limited to 200 pieces  worldwide.
The center of attraction is the dial. With absolutely no text, no indices and not even the logo, it features black lines on a matte grey backdrop radiating from the off-centered small seconds axis, designed in cooperation with world-renowned architect Tadao Ando. The result is a hypnotic visual art.
The dauphine hands mark the hours, minutes and the sub-seconds at 7 o’clock.
The case and bracelet is crafted in Grade 5 titanium and houses the manufacture calibre BLV 128 which is a mere 2.23mm in height, offering a 60hr power reserve. This technical marvel can be admired through the sapphire caseback. The case measures 40mm X 5.15mm and is water resistant upto 30 meters.

 

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.