OCTO FINISSIMO AUTOMATIC SANDBLASTED
April 07, 2018
Two new executions for a cult watch epitomising Italian style. Available in rose gold or sandblasted rhodium-plated steel versions, Octo Finissimo Automatic propels watch design into a whole new dimension.
Vivid, luminous colours expressed through a matt-type approach preserving the chromatic gleam of the metal: Octo Finissimo Automatic returns to centre stage with two new interpretations in rose gold and rhodium-plated steel. Following on from the titanium version launched in 2017, their sandblasted surfaces flaunt a resolutely contemporary and unexpected look to create a distinctive chromatic trilogy.
The original surface treatment of these two Octo Finissimo Automatic models accentuates the sophisticated structure of an emblematic case that has – within just a few years – become a shining example of contemporary design firmly anchored in the 21st century.
“For men, the ultimate elegance is thin. We wanted to bring this essence to men’s watches, which mirror what we stand for in jewellery. We specialise in elegance, so it makes sense – ultimate contemporary elegance.”
Before being slipped onto the wrist, the eminently tactile Octo Finissimo Automatic deserves to be held and observed as the light plays across its angles and facets, while caressing its distinctive satin-brushed surfaces. This pleasing feel applies not only to the case itself, but also to the bracelet links featuring metal every bit as supple as leather, creating an almost liquid touch. In these two versions attired in rose gold or rhodium-plated steel, the two matt exteriors offered by Bvlgari proclaim a resolutely modernistic style.
The combination of sophisticated craftsmanship and formal design is truly entrancing. With these two versions complementing the titanium watch presented in 2017, Bvlgari demonstrates the extent to which its experience enables it to master and exalt metals. These two watches not only proudly carry the company logo, but also embody its inimitable touch, its style and one of its emblematic signatures.
The new Octo Finissimo Automatic models instantly draws the eye to the material finish. The sandblasting technique ensures that the rose gold is warm without glinting, luminous yet not dazzling. Rhodium-plated steel also takes on elegant and silkily shimmering shades. It’s all a question of subtlety and elegance, without any overkill or ostentation.
Both versions are driven by the world’s thinnest mechanical self-winding movement: Manufacture self-winding Calibre BVL 138 Finissimo. Adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif and circular-grained, powered by a platinum micro-rotor, it delivers a 60-hour power reserve. While they both express the sophistication and rigorous standards of Haute
Horlogerie, these two variations also represent an exercise in contemporary style admirably suited to a model that has achieved widely acknowledged cult-watch status.