In terms of sheer shock-factor, the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon is a real winner.
Carbon is in, high complications are in, and so is thin. What do you get when you put all of these together? You get Bulgari’s latest and greatest, the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon.
Dimensionally, proportionally and mechanically sublime, there is very little out there that can give you the same amount of “feels” as the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon.
And while its ultra-contemporary, somewhat avant-garde aesthetic may be a bit challenging for the traditional collector, I know a lot of new young-blood in the horological collecting scene who are, as we speak, frothing at the mouths looking at this piece.
There’s something to be said about horological flow. When a watch works, it just works on every level.
Every angle is the watch’s best angle. Every shot, the watch’s best shot. I often speak about the much revered “Goldilocks’ Zone” of dimensions, and the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon is right up there with the best of them.
The CTP (Carbon Thin Ply) 40mm wide and 6.85mm paper-thin case is a work of art. An engineering marvel.
A combination of insanity and precision, with a touch of horological audacity only Bulgari can pull off. The deep black dial continues on with the overall dark theme of the piece, while the hour index cut-outs, hour and minute hands, as well as the small-seconds register at 6 o’clock provide a great lighter contrast.
The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon is powered by the caliber BVL 362, a manually wound movement that incorporates the traditional minute repeater functions (i.e. repetition of the passing hours, quarters and minutes), as well as the hours, minutes and seconds in real time.
The movement in itself is quite magnificent. Finished to a level of exquisiteness we’ve all come to expect from Bulgari, the BVL 362 sits at an ultra-thin 3.12mm in thickness, has a power reserve of just under 2-days and beats at a very typical 3Hz.
Haute horlogerie from the major brands be damned, the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon is as good as it gets.
An ultra-thin fully functioning minute repeater with the look and feel of a far more expensive timepiece, all in a package that is completely and utterly wearable. Seriously.
A daily beater of the finest calibre. The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon is the perfect combination of true high-end watchmaking and wearable aesthetics.
By far one of Baselworld’s highlights. The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon will be available at Buglari boutiques from June this year, produced in a limited run of only 50-pieces and will cost $160,000 USD.
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