Bvlgari is a brand known for fine jewellery and luxurious watches. It releases classic timepieces that are elegant and can be considered as must-haves for every watch aficionado. One of the more interesting watches collection is the Octo, which continues to be a legend as the brand breaks its own record for the ultra-thin watch.
Now on its eighth consecutive year, the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Ultra watch continues to be another ultra-complicated timepiece. It proves excellent Italian design and mechanical performance only Bulgari can offer. Beating records in eight consecutive years tells us the brand is committed to excellence and innovation.
The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Ultra is now the world’s slimmest mechanical watch. You can’t find anything close anywhere else with its thinness of only 1.8mm. That is about the same as an American dime, so you can just imagine how thin it is.
The new milestone was hit by Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra as the thinnest mechanical watch in the world today. We can expect Bvlgari to beat another record once the next model is ready. This is 0.2mm thinner than the Piaget Altiplano, which is 2mm-thick. It can be challenging to win next year, but we have no doubt Bvlgari can do it.
Bvlgari has crammed about 170 tiny parts of the movement into the super-thin case. The design included the dial and case in the movement. The case back is also the main plate which is the foundational structure of the watch.
The thin watch is possible with lightweight but durable materials. The 40mm-wide case is made of titanium, while the case back is tungsten carbide. The materials allow the watch to maintain its durability and rigidity. Instead of a crown, you will rather see two horizontal knobs. One is for setting the time, and the other one is for winding. The color scheme is monochrome, but the case middle, lugs, and bezels are sandblasted titanium.
The Octo line is Bvlgari’s flagship series which is now in its tenth year, never failing to wow the audience. It is known for ultra-thin watches, and the Finissimo Ultra is the latest model to be in the spotlight. The luxury watch comes with a laser-engraved QR code on the ratchet wheel. It comes with an NFT to help with authentication and to make it more relevant. The QR code takes you to an exclusive NFT artwork plus access to the watch’s history, design, and production process.
The watch appears two-dimensional, and you may probably not feel anything on your wrist because it’s light but rest assured, the expensive watch will never fall off. Bvlgari has proven that innovation when it comes to watches will never end. We can’t wait to know how thick/thin the next Bvlgari watch will be. Unfortunately, though, Bvlgari said this would be the final watch model.
Only ten units of the Octo Finissimo Ultra are being produced. Each one costs $440,000, which is not affordable. Of course, Bulgari has a particular target for such watches, and we have no doubt each piece will be picked up swiftly.
The Octo collection is now considered iconic, even if it’s only a decade old. For the past ten years, the Blvgari Octo collection has been recognized worldwide with 60 international awards. It’s a new take in the centuries-old watchmaking industry as it combines mechanics and the digital arena. If you’re a luxury watch lover, you may want to invest in this one because it will be worth a lot a few years from now, especially if this is the final model from the collection.
Bulgari’s watchmakers teamed up with Concepto, a movement specialist, to make the thinnest manual wind movement. This won’t just be another luxury or novelty watch; this will be another proof that you can marry modern technology with tradition. Bvlgari has also implemented eight patented solutions here to ensure premium quality. There are patents related to the Bulgari Singularity software, bimetal case manipulate/case back, modular structure, oscillator module, differential display, glass assembly, bracelet, and barrel structure. The watch comes with 50 hours of power reserve.
Bulgari enters new dimensions with the Octo Finissimo Ultra. The Octo watch saga ends with this ultra-thin mechanical timepiece. It’s a perfect example of how the physical and digital worlds are bridged since it comes with an NFT linked to a surprise piece of art.