Bulgari Unveils New Octo Finissimos in Carbon Gold: A Material Revolution

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo CarbonGold Perpetual Calendar.

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo CarbonGold Perpetual Calendar.

Bulgari, the renowned luxury brand, showcased its groundbreaking Octo Finissimo CarbonGold timepieces at the recently concluded Geneva Watch Days event. These remarkable watches, including the exquisite Serpenti Misteriosi high jewelry watch, have set the horological world abuzz with excitement. In this article, we delve into the details of the two remarkable additions to the Octo Finissimo lineup: the Automatic and Perpetual Calendar models.

The two new Bulgari Octo Finissimo CarbonGold models handsomely side by side.

The two new CarbonGold models handsomely side by side.

The Octo Finissimo’s Legacy of Elegance and Precision

The Octo Finissimo collection has long been celebrated for its ultra-thin movements and sleek cases. However, this time, it has captured the spotlight with a bold venture into innovative materials. The distinctive feature that sets the Octo Finissimo CarbonGold apart is its groundbreaking fusion of carbon and gold in the case construction.

side view of Octo Finissimo CarbonGold

A side view of the ultra slim Octo Finissimo’s body.

CarbonGold: Redefining Luxury Watchmaking

While carbon composite cases may seem commonplace in the watch industry, Bulgari has elevated them to an entirely new level of sophistication. The key differentiator lies in the astonishingly slim profile of these timepieces. The Automatic and Perpetual Calendar models boast a remarkable thickness of just 6.9mm and 7.6mm, respectively.

To achieve this engineering marvel, Bulgari introduced a titanium chassis, providing structural integrity to the watches. Although not explicitly mentioned in the specifications, this vital component was highlighted in the Monochrome report on these exceptional timepieces. Titanium, known for its elasticity compared to steel, imparts a degree of flexibility to the cases, ensuring they remain resilient yet less prone to brittleness.

Octo Finissimo CarbonGold in the making

Putting the pieces together.

Unveiling the Inner Beauty

Beyond their remarkable exteriors, the Octo Finissimo CarbonGold watches house impressive movements. The automatic calibre BVL138 and the perpetual calendar calibre BVL305 are adorned with exquisite rose gold bridges, complemented by platinum micro-rotors. A daring and intricate design choice, these micro-rotors are also rose gold-plated, adding to the watches’ opulence.

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo CarbonGold Automatic

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo CarbonGold Automatic.

Clarifying the Golden Details

The information surrounding these timepieces is currently somewhat ambiguous. Some sources have reported that the hands and markers are crafted in full gold, while others suggest they are gold-colored. Bulgari has yet to provide complete clarification on this matter, adding an air of mystery and intrigue to the Octo Finissimo CarbonGold.

In conclusion, Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo CarbonGold collection represents a pivotal moment in luxury watchmaking. By fusing carbon and gold in an exceptionally slim case, Bulgari has redefined the boundaries of horological craftsmanship. With their exquisite movements and innovative design, these watches stand as a testament to Bulgari’s unwavering commitment to elegance and innovation in the world of haute horlogerie.