Bvlgari Octo Finissimo 10th Anniversary Editions: Octo Finissimo Automatic and Octo Finissimo GMT Automatic Chronograph

Bvlgari marks the 10th anniversary of its iconic ultrathin watch family by unveiling two limited edition watches: Octo Finissimo Automatic and GMT Automatic Chronograph – crafted in titanium.

The anniversary editions evoke the origins of its conception: the first sketches made by Bulgari’s Product Creation Executive Director, Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani. A few years later, these Pencil sketches gave life to the unmistakable Octo Finissimo line.

Today these sketches adorn the engraved dials of two flagship models – Octo Finissimo Automatic and Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic.

These feather-light monochrome anniversary models fully express the Bulgari approach to masculine elegance and pay tribute to two emblematic timepieces in the Octo Finissimo saga.

Presented in 2017, the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic, the thinnest ultra-thin watch on the market, set the third world record for the collection, with a total thickness of 5.15 mm housing a movement equipped with a micro-rotor and measuring just 2.23 mm.

Two years later, in 2019, the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic made its own mark with a fifth feat of extreme miniaturisation for the thinnest mechanical chronograph with GMT function in watchmaking history, at just 3.3 mm thick.

Embodying the aesthetic signature of the Finissimo collection, the case, dial and bracelet are crafted from ultralight titanium, ensuring a modern look and peerless elegance. The strong and bold lines of the case, inspired by Italian architectural masterpieces, express Bulgari’s Roman roots, while the play of light in its facets catches the gaze.

The sandblasted finish of the titanium contrasts with the black PVD-treated hands, the hour-markers, the Bulgari logo and the engraved small seconds counter, reproducing Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani’s early sketches.

The overall effect combines perfect legibility with an original style. Topped by a ceramic-set crown, the sleek 40 mm-diameter case is teamed with a smoothly integrated bracelet composed of supple links, prolonging the sense of comfort and lightness on the wrist.

Both anniversary models are issued in 200-piece limited editions.

Technical details

Model: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic 10th Anniversary, Ref. 103672

Movement
Mechanical Manufacture ultra-thin movement with automatic winding, platinum micro rotor, Calibre BVL 138 (2.23 mm thick); 65-hour power reserve; 21’600 VPH (3 Hz) frequency.

Case and dial
40 mm sandblasted titanium case, transparent caseback with personalization; matte grey sandblasted titanium dial with engraved indexes, Bulgari logo and small seconds display to replicate Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani’s first sketch; water-resistant to 3 ATM.

Bracelet
Sandblasted titanium bracelet with integrated folding buckle.

Edition
Limited edition of 200.

Model: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic 10th Anniversary, Ref. 103673

Movement
Mechanical Manufacture ultra-thin movement with automatic winding, peripheral rotor, Calibre BVL 318 (3.30 mm thick). Chronograph and GMT functions. 55-hour power reserve; 28’800 VPH (4 Hz) frequency.

Case and dial
42 mm sandblasted titanium case, transparent caseback with personalization; matte grey sandblasted titanium dial with engraved indexes, Bulgari logo and displays to replicate Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani’s first sketch; water-resistant to 3 ATM.

Bracelet
Sandblasted titanium bracelet with integrated folding buckle.

Edition
Limited edition of 200.