Bulgari - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII Geneva Saturday, May 8, 2021 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Bulgari
    Year: 2019
    Reference No: 103023
    Case No: PO4566
    Model Name: Octo Finissimo - Middle East Edition
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. BVL 138, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium Bulgari bracelet, max length 175mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Bulgari International Warranty card, fitted box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo has become a major player in the luxury sports watch market in just a few short years. Launched only in 2017 (but based on Gerald Genta’s designs from the 1980s) the Octo Finissimo’s sleek taught lines, powerful appearance and ultra slim case have become immediately identifiable and a favorite amongst collectors.

    The Octo Finissimo houses the Bulgari caliber BVL 138 which is one of the world’s slimmest automatic movements only 2.23mm thick but with an impressive 60-hour power reserve. The case its-self is a mere 5.15 mm thick.

    The Octo Finissimo exists in a variety of metals (titanium, steel, ceramic and pink gold) yet very few dial variations have been produced which makes the present example, in titanium, with its dark green East Asian numerals a very rare bird. For greater consistency and equilibrium, the Bvlgari brand signature is also in green as is the “Swiss Made” signature at the lower part of the dial.

    A limited production model available only in Bulgari boutiques in the Middle East the present model is a wonderful opportunity for the collector of modern icons.

  • Artist Biography



    Originally from Kalarites, Greece, Sotirios Voulgaris emigrated to Rome because of Greece's rising poverty and difficulty separating from the Ottoman Empire. He set foot on Italian soil in 1880 with little money in his pocket and spent the next four years preparing what would go on to become Italy's oldest jewelry company. 

    In 1884, Bulgari opened its doors to the Italian people with its offering of jewelry and accessories. Bulgari's style takes from traditions in Greek and Roman craftsmanship to elegantly balance volume and subtlety. Later, in the late 1960s, Bulgari bridged classicism and modernity by introducing its seductive, now-iconic Serpenti collection of snake-shaped coil bracelets and watches. It is through its meticulous combination of influences that Bulgari has garnered an international and loyal high-profile clientele, which included Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn. These Hollywood stars have immortalized the house's unique gem-adorned bracelets, necklaces and earrings in rounded forms. 

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Ref. 103023
A very fine and attractive ultra slim titanium wristwatch with bracelet, warranty and presentation box, made for the Middle Eastern market

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF7,000 - 14,000 

Sold for CHF27,720

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021