Bvlgari Octo Finissimo S
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Upon its launch in 2014, Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo line changed the face of modern watchmaking.
Daring, innovative, and bold, the collection from star designer Fabrizio Bonamassa took Gérald Genta’s older ‘luxury sport watch’ concepts — as well as his more recent high-complication wristwatches for the Italian luxury behemoth — and evolved them into a single, genre-bending product family. The Octo Finissimo line took advantage of Bulgari’s then-recent move into vertically integrated watch manufacturing to craft a collection that began winning industry awards for thinness at a record pace, culminating in the world’s thinnest mechanical watch, the Octo Finissimo Ultra, in 2022.
This particular OF, the S, is perhaps the purest embodiment of the Octo Finissimo collection, and one of the most striking time-only sports watches of the last half-century. Housed in a 40mm stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal, a brushed bezel, a stainless steel crown with a black ceramic inlay, it features a brushed steel dial with applied indices, a matching 'skeletonized' obelisque handset, and subsidiary seconds at 7:00. Powered by the Bulgari BVL138 automatic movement with micro-rotor and 60-hour power reserve, it comes paired to a wildly cool, integrated stainless steel multi-link bracelet with a signed, hidden deployant clasp.
Measuring just 6.4mm thick with a 2.23mm-thick movement, the Octo Finissimo S was for a time the thinnest automatic watch in the world. And while that record has since been broken by Piaget’s Altiplano Ultimate Automatic, we must say — the S, with its robust case and 100m of water resistance, may still be the world’s thinnest practical automatic!
Surely, if you’re the type of person who appreciates a forward-thinking brand — who’s tired of the same old designs being resurfaced ad infinitum — then there are few horological developments more exciting than the Octo Finissimo line. But don’t take our word for it.
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Following its acquisition of the Gérald Genta and Daniel Roth brands from Singapore’s The Hour Glass in the early 2000s, the maison began a process of vertical integration that has allowed it to produce watches on par with the best from historical Swiss firms, the likes of which have stunned the world in the form of the Octo Finissimo collection. Indeed, having broken eight world records for thinness in as many years, the 2020s have proven Bvlgari to be a watchmaker unparalleled in modern history.
In 2011, Bvlgari was purchased by the LVMH Group, ensuring an allocation of resources and limelight that have placed the brand at the center of the watch buying public’s attention. From simple, time-only pieces to some of the world’s most complicated watches — and the world’s thinnest mechanical watch, full stop — Bvlgari’s watchmaking division continues to develop some of the most stunning timepieces in the world, each imbued with a certain Roman charm and sophistication.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Bvlgari Octo Finissimo S