Bulgari uses its presence at the LVMH Watch Week, which is held at the Bulgari resort in Dubai, to further expand the highly successful Octo Finissimo collection. Some interesting new varieties will now be available, making this watch more appealing than ever. While titanium is what people often think of with this ultra-slim watch, is it also stunning in more traditional stainless steel. Bulgari already introduced this option in 2018, but now makes it available with an attractive black dial. This gives the watch a very sporty and stylish look, which suits the Octo Finissimo perfectly. The stainless steel features many polished and satin-finished surfaces, which cleverly highlight the unique design of this watch.
For those of us who liked the black ceramic Octo Finissimo which Bulgari introduced last year, but prefer a polished finish over matte is there now a new version of the watch which offers just that. While essentially the same watch does the finish make all the difference. The color of hands and hour markers offers the same ton-sur-ton we already know from the matte version, which strikes the perfect balance with the polished black ceramic of the case and bracelet.
Two new gold watches will also hit the market soon, most notably the Octo Finissimo Automatic with a black dial and alligator leather strap. It’s rose gold case features polished and satin-brushed surfaces which give it a very dynamic look and makes the color of the gold come alive. For their new minute repeater in the Octo Finissimo collection, Bulgari went a different route and opted to sandblast its rose gold case. Despite being crafted from precious metal, gives this the watch a very technical appearance, which is matched by its boundary-pushing ultra-thin movement.
Bulgari is also welcoming a new tourbillon for ladies. For the Serpenti Seduttori, they developed a movement that fits precisely into its unique case shape. It is equipped with a tourbillon located at the six o’clock position. It turns one of the most elegant ladies watches into a mechanical dream. While it looks like a flying tourbillon, it is not, as there is a top bridge, only you don’t see it as it is made from sapphire crystal. It is interesting to see (no pun intended) if this will be in the future also applied to other tourbillons with a traditional bridge setup.