At LVMH Watch Week, Bulgari arrives at the front full of news and in the field of news, its famous Octo Finissimo collection is also contemplated, so let’s go and to address what seems to us the most interesting surprise of all, we are clear that talking about Octo Finissimo S Chronograph GMT.
A year and a half ago, Bulgari surprised us with the launch of the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT with surprisingly small dimensions, which led us to question how it was possible for the BVL 318 movement to offer so much just 3.3 mm thick. But today, Bulgari surprises us with exactly the same movement, but with a watch with some different characteristics of that model, starting with a case and bracelet integrated in satin-brushed steel (hence the origin of the “S” of its name) instead of the titanium case and bracelet, in terms of dimensions this new GMT appears a little more robust, 43mm wide against 42mm of the previous version and 8.75mm thick against the 6.9mm of the titanium version, but in compensation, it now offers 100m of water resistance, an improvement so many times requested by fans of the brand, against the timid 30m earlier, this increase is partly due to the inclusion now of a screwed crown. But the news does not end here, either, and unlike the previous version, this new GMT comes with luminescence in the markers and hour and minute hands.
Now let’s go to the most interesting part at the aesthetic level, as you may have noticed, the dial is presented in a beautiful sunray blue that gives it a more contemporary look, on the dial we can also find the reverse panda dials in silver, at 3 o’clock 24 -hour GMT display, at six 30-minute counter and at nine small seconds.
As mentioned above, the Caliber BVL 318 automatic movement operates internally, offering 55 hours of power reserve and boasts an interesting peripheral winding rotor.
To finish and for those interested, the watch will be available from June at a price of € 17,000.
Model: Octo Finissimo S Chronograph GMT
Dial: Blue sunray
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 43 mm Diameter, 8.75 mm thick
Case Back: Sapphire
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Strap: Stainless steel integarted bracelet
Caliber: BVL 318
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph, GMT
Frequency: 28,800 Vph
Power Reserve: 55 Hours
Price: € 17,000
Availability: June 2021