The Bulgari Octo Finissimo made waves by combining the trademark touch of style unique to Bulgari with its new-found horological mastery. The result? An ultra-thin timepiece that, both inside and out, is unlike any other. This, matched with a highly competitive price set the course for Octo Finissimo a few years back and now Geneva Watch Days saw Bulgari present the Octo Finissimo S. The letter “S” stands for Steel, as well as for Sports — not unlike in the automotive world.
Bulgari shared its goals with the Octo Finissimo S: to create a bold new version that maintains the breathtaking proportions and presence of the original, but adds enhanced robustness and wearability under a greater variety of conditions. Very few other watches with such filigree cases can boast 10 bar (100-meter equivalent) water resistance ratings and yet fewer still combine that with a screw-down crown. Why would you want these on your stylish Octo Finissimo? Because with these safety features you won’t ever have to leave it in the safe of your hotel room — it can come right along for a splash in the pool or the swim across to that deserted patch of land.
This combination of Italian style and ruggedness costs €11,500.
Words: David B.