Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Carbongold
Bulgari invites you to experience Geneva Watch Days 2023 with the promise of the brand’s fabulous creative heritage.
The extraordinary duality
of nature is the guiding theme, as materials, colours, shapes, and both rare and age-old savoir-faire find new expression, are rediscovered and reinvented anew. As we return to Geneva in 2023, Bulgari’s jewelry and watchmaking interpretations reflect all the passion that goes into perpetuating the Maison’s unique heritage and peerless reputation among customers and connoisseurs alike.
Here are the six new creations to discover on the shores of Lake Geneva, in three acts:
of these touches on the Octo Finissimo saga,
which continues to unfold around new materials. Following titanium, platinum, rose and yellow gold, ceramic and tantalum, the Octo Finissimo concept finds itself expressed in carbon and gold.
Bulgari’s relentless quest for finesse – marked by 8 world records since 2014 – continues with two Octo Finissimo Automatic models (the record set in 2017) and the Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar (the record set in 2021) now clad in the anthracite hues of high-tech carbon, contrasted with the luminous brilliance of gold. Dazzling
act of this autumn’s calendar shines a spotlight on Bulgari’s marvellous Piccolissimo BVL 100 round miniature mechanical movement, the smallest on the market.
It marks the mystique of mechanical time in High Jewelry, true to the spirit of secret jewelry watches. Here, two new models come to the fore: the Serpenti Misteriosi in white gold
set with over 33 carats of diamonds; and the Serpenti Misteriosi in rose gold,
which combines the chromatic depth of black lacquer with the spatial volume of navette-cut diamonds. Fascinating
For the third,
Bulgari has unearthed precious antique coins, curated them for their historical significance, and set them on the Monete Catene secret watches. The two coins in the Monete Catene Dual Time
wristwatch evoke the reign of the legendary couple formed by the Emperor Septimus Severus and his empress Julia Domna, revered as a goddess. The Monete Catene
watch features a single denarius, a silver coin with the effigy of formidable Emperor Caracalla. With their ample volume, these Monete Catene, made of gold and diamonds, are a demonstration of sophistication and aesthetic mastery, showcasing exceptional antique treasures of Ancient Rome and Greece, a quintessential element of the Bulgari style. Inspiring
To be sure, the duality of nature is a treasure trove of wonders and inspirations for Bulgari. Join us from 29 August to 2 September 2023 and discover the Maison’s creative innovations at Geneva Watch Days 2023.
Octo Finissimo Carbongold Perpetual Calendar
Bulgari, again, revisits the rulebook with the Octo Finissimo CarbonGold Automatic and the Octo Finissimo CarbonGold Perpetual Calendar. Two milestones in Bulgari’s relentless quest for finesse, crowned by 8 records since 2014, are changing the game: the Octo Finissimo Automatic (2017 record) and the Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar (2021 record) are reborn in high-tech anthracite carbon, offset by luxurious touches of gold. Bulgari first presented this norm-defying blend of materials and textures in 1993 – an innovation made possible by the brand’s unique ability to envision materials from a “watchmaking jeweller’s” perspective. Objects of rarity, the Octo Finissimo CarbonGold Automatic and the Octo Finissimo CarbonGold Perpetual Calendar redefine the rules of modern horology – a stroke of style and innovation, a daring statement on the timeline of watchmaking.
Shaking up art
Expertly versed in smithing gold, but also in working with high-tech materials such as titanium and ceramics, Bulgari excels in surprising and original associations. The Maison was among the first to create jewelry watches in steel, notably with the Tubogas bracelet. Then, in a feat of finesse, the Octo Finissimo explored the technical and aesthetic possibilities of platinum, yellow and rose gold, titanium, ceramics and, of course, steel, with surfaces at times polished, brushed polished or matte, even monochromatic.
With the new Octo Finissimo CarbonGold watches, with small seconds or a perpetual calendar, Bulgari combines gold with carbon – for a wildly different take on chic look and feel. The case, strap and dial are made of extremely lightweight, anthracite-coloured carbon with a matte finish. The golden display elements and the crown, crafted in gold, offer a luxurious contrast against this high-tech backdrop. The blend of materials dates back to 1993, an invitation to explore the potential of new alloys and associations.
Architectural in its foundations, the Octo Finissimo makes the roundness of the bezel work with the octagonal structure of the watch face, which echoes throughout the design. Taut lines stand out in measured majesty – the Bulgari style! Its extreme finesse embodies the extraordinary watchmaking expertise of the Manufacture, which time and again has proved capable of rethinking deeply ingrained codes only to push their boundaries. The Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar, which won the coveted Aiguille d’Or prize at the Grand prix d’horlogerie de Genève (the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix) in 2021, set the Maison’s 7th
record for slimness. Redesigned from the ground up, Bulgari’s calibre BVL 305 gives the watch an incredible profile of only 2.75 mm. In this new carbon version, the ultra-thin classic perpetual calendar complication – requiring no adjustment before 2100 – takes on a resolutely contemporary look.
The Estetica della Meccanica, the “aesthetic of mechanics”, cultivated by Bulgari also shows in the transparent caseback of the Octo Finissimo CarbonGold: held in place by eight precious metal screws, like micro-sunbursts on the carbon surface, it reveals vibrant contrasts, with the Côte de Genève-decorated rose gold bridges and oscillating weight forged from rose gold-plated platinum. A unique, daring aesthetic with an edgy, technical impact. In the truest style of Bulgari.