Bulgari: Lucky Number 8

by Pressroom

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra reaches a new pinnacle in watchmaking genius with yet another new world record.

You couldn’t make it up – eight years since the launch of the Octo Finissimo collection, its eighth iteration the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra has bagged an eighth world record for Bulgari, with eight patent applications pending.

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra now holds the ultimate record for being the “world’s thinnest mechanical watch”, a title previously held by the Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept watch.

Measuring a mere 1.80mm, the Octo Finissimo Ultra is even thinner than a Singapore dollar coin. This ultra-miniaturisation challenge has heralded a complete rethink and design deconstruction of how one would think about putting a watch together.

Says Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, Bulgari’s Product Creation Executive Director, “This challenge was the most difficult to overcome, since we had to break the rules not only in terms of movement design, but also of the case, the caseback, the bracelet and the folding clasp.”

And this was exactly what was done. While retaining all its signature codes of purity and elegance of design, the Octo Finissimo Ultra was redesigned from the ground up in order to achieve the ultimate refinement.

A QR code engraved directly on the barrel’s ratchet wheel delivers an exclusive NFT artwork when scanned, thanks to blockchain technology, gives each owner exclusive access to a digital universe dedicated to their own watch.

A Decade of Refinement

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of iconic Bulgari Octo Collection, Bulgari has created two anniversary limited editions which incorporate the original design sketches on the dials of the watches.

These feather-light monochrome anniversary models pay tribute to two emblematic timepieces in the Octo Finissimo saga, reproducing Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani’s early sketches.

Issued in 200-piece limited editions, these elegant anniversary models demonstrate Bulgari’s watchmaking and creative genius, merging design and cutting-edge technology within an extremely slim case.

Images courtesy of Bvlgari, artwork by Curatedition. All rights reserved.

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