Geneva Watch Days 2022 came to an end and they brought a lot of news, Bulgari was probably one of the brands that were highlighted with the presentation of half a dozen new models.
Starting with the two that surprised us the most, first the Octo Finissimo Skeleton 8 days and second, the Octo Finissimo Sejima Special Edition.
The new Bulgari Octo Finisimo Skeleton 8 Days, performs in a 40mm diameter rose gold case and just 5.95mm thick, with crown of the same material with a black ceramic insert, open dial with anthracite PVD skeletonized bridges, featuring applied hour markers and the “12” numeral, central faceted gold hands, small seconds at 7 1/2 o’clock partially contoured by a power reserve indicator. Inside is powered by the new In-house manual movement BVL 199 SK that operates 21,600 Vph and offers incredible 192 hours of power reserve, equivalent to 8 days as implicit in its name. This impressive timepiece comes fixed on a brown alligator leather strap and can be purchased for $ 37,300.
The other watch of the brand that surprised us was the Octo Finissimo Sejima Edition, which as the images indicate seems to come with a ghost dial more to the minimalist way of the conceptions of H. Moser & Cie, all on this watch shines due to its general polishing that does not saves surfaces and if the polished dial easily comprises with the two central pointers and the off center small seconds pointer if we join the sapphire glass with small dots, we can say that the reading of the hours becomes an authentic mission impossible for mere mortals. The watch is presented in a 40mm diameter steel case and 6.40mm thick, crown with a black ceramic insert and sapphire case back through which it is possible to observe the BVL 138 Caliber movement that operates 21,600 VPH and offers up to 60 hours of power reserve. The watch is offered with a steel bracelet that receives the same polished treatment as the case, is limited to 360 units and can be purchased for a price of $ 14,000.
There are three more additions, and all in gold, within the family Octo Finisimo, that celebrate the tenth anniversary of the entire line.
Starting with the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT that presents with 43mm diameter rose gold case by 8.75mm thick, front sapphire glass and on the case back, brown lacquered dial with three counters, applied hour markers and three central hands all in gold. Inside comes with the BVL 318 calibre that offers up to 60 hours of power reserve. The chronograph is fixed in a brown alligator leather strap that can be purchased for the price of $ 35,800.
The other two additions within the line are the Octo Finissimo Automatic, which comes in rose gold or yellow gold case, the latter being a limited edition of 50 pieces. The new Automatic features a 40mm diameter case and 6.4mm thick, brown lacquered dial with applied hour markers, central hands and off-centre small seconds, all In gold. Inside operates the BVL 138 automatic movement that offers up to 60 hours of power reserve that can be seen through the sapphire case back. Both watches come with gold bracelets matching the cases and can be purchased at $ 44,800 and $ 45,500 prices respectively.
Finally, we have a new addition to the Aluminum line, this is Aluminum Sorayama Special Edition, which as the name indicates comes from a collaboration with Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama. What distinguishes this model from everyone else within the same line is undoubtedly the silver dial with a circular swirls pattern, which in addition to the applied hour markers comes with the single “2” numeral, as it is the artist’s lucky number, besides a titanium crown and case back with a DLC-coated featuring the artist’s signature. On the outside, everything is the same, a 40mm aluminium case, rubber bezel and strap, sapphire glass and 100 meters of water resistance. Inside, it is provided by the BVL 192 automatic movement that hits 28,800 Vph and offers up to 42 hours of power reserve. This is a limited edition to 1,000 units that can be purchased for a price of $ 3,300.