The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra – at just 1.80 mm thick – sets an eighth world record and becomes the thinnest mechanical watch in the world! “This fabulous benchmark that we are setting today with the Octo Finissimo Ultra is in fact for me and for all the teams an apparently impossible dream come true”, said Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO Bulgari. “One that guarantees that Bulgari will forever be recognised as a company that has written some of the finest pages in Swiss watchmaking. And the fact that this is an Italian house makes us particularly proud.” Since its emergence in 2014, the Bulgari Octo Finissimo collection has redefined traditional Haute Horlogerie, reinterpreting classic and sophisticated watch complications in a resolutely contemporary manner symbolizing Bulgari’s own Estetica della Meccanica: the art of absolute innovation in form as well as in substance.
Bulgari OCTO FINISSIMO ULTRA
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 DLC 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.
Going beyond established rules and pushing limits is in the very nature of the Octo Finissimo line, as proven by the epic saga of world records set by the collection. Unique in watchmaking history, it covers the full range of timekeeping, acoustic and astronomical complications: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Manual (2014, BVL Calibre 268, 1.95 mm), Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater (2016, BVL 362, 3.12 mm), Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic (2017, BVL 138, 2. 23 mm), Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic (2018, BVL 288, 1.95 mm), Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic (2019, BVL 318, 3.30 mm), Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Chronograph Skeleton Automatic (2020, BVL 388, 3.50 mm), Bulgari Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar (2021, BVL 305, 2.75 mm).
As its name suggests, Octo is the story of a lucky number, of an Italian identity, but also of the endless quest for new mechanical prowess, of records galore – and now of a door opening onto new worlds. Octo is of course eight facets, eight world records in eight years, but it is also about coming full circle, a chapter that is closing and new pages to be written – brimming with promise on this first day of spring.
TEN YEARS OF Bulgari Bulgari Octo Finissimo
Bulgari OCTO L’ORIGINALE BVL 193
Bulgari OCTO FINISSIMO TOURBILLON MANUAL – first world record BVL 268 – 1.95 mm
Bulgari OCTO FINISSIMO MINUTE REPEATER – second world record BVL 362 – 3.12 mm
Bulgari OCTO FINISSIMO AUTOMATIC – third world record BVL 138 – 2.23 mm
Bulgari OCTO FINISSIMO TOURBILLON AUTOMATIC – fourth world record BVL 288 – 1.95 mm
Bulgari OCTO FINISSIMO CHRONOGRAPH GMT AUTOMATIC – fifth world record BVL 318 – 3.30 mm
Bulgari OCTO FINISSIMO TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPH SKELETON AUTOMATIC – sixth world record BVL 388 – 3.50 mm
Bulgari OCTO FINISSIMO PERPETUAL CALENDAR – seventh world record BVL 305 – 2.75 mm
Bulgari OCTO FINISSIMO ULTRA – eighth world record – 1.80 mm BVL 180