Bulgari celebrates 10th anniversary of the Octo series of ultra-thin watches by presenting a limited edition Octo Finissimo Ultra model. This special timepiece is now delivered with an innovative presentation box.
The dial of the Octo Finissimo Ultra that won a prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2022 featured a 10 instead of the traditional “12 o’clock” numeral. It was a final nod to the Octo, which was celebrating its 10th anniversary that evening in Geneva.
The limited series of 10 timepieces for the 10th anniversary of the Octo with its 10 o’clock engraving is currently being delivered – a record in itself for this construction measuring just 1.80 mm thick and resulting in eight patent applications.
Special Presentation Box
Bulgari has also developed a unique experience associated with the heart of the Octo Finissimo Ultra 10th Anniversary: its presentation box.
The presentation box offers a whole new interaction: collectors can place the watch in the box next to a digital screen on which they programme the desired time. A button is then pressed to start the cycle and as soon as the box is closed. Upon opening it some 20 seconds later, the owner will find the watch perfectly set to the desired time and fully wound.
The timepiece can of course still be hand-adjusted by the wearer. Designed for contemporary use, it has passed all required tests: resistance to micro-shocks and to magnetic fields, along with temperature and ageing cycles.
By scanning the QR Code engraved on the ratchet of the barrel, each owner will be able to access a personal mini-website. It will take them on a journey to discover the art that brought their watch to life, including videos and photos of the construction of their own timepiece, enhanced by sketches and interviews.
Each watch is also accompanied by an NFT artwork created under the artistic direction of Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, Product Creation Executive Director at Bulgari Watches. This composition tells the story of his decades-long experience in the world of the Octo and the path that led to the birth of the Octo Finissimo Ultra.
The timepiece itself thus becomes the vault of the corresponding NFT work, guaranteed by Bvlgari Singvlarity technology. Thanks to the blockchain, it certifies the indivisible link between a Bulgari creation and its associated NFT work of art, while preserving the authenticity and possession of both the physical and virtual creations.
Model: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra 10th Anniversary – 103611
Mechanical ultra-thin Manufacture manual-winding movement – BVL Calibre 180
Winding and time-setting wheels in stainless steel
Seconds display directly on the fourth wheel
Ratchet wheel engraved with unique QR code that links to an exclusive NFT artwork
50-hour power reserve
28,800 VPH (4 Hz) frequency
Case and dial
40 mm sandblasted titanium case and tungsten carbide plate with anthracite PVD-ALD treatment (1.80 mm thick); hours and minutes counters, black PVD-treated hands.
Ultra-thin titanium bracelet with integrated folding clasp.
Limited edition of 10 pieces