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  • Manufacturer: Bulgari
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: 103245
    Case No: P05'659
    Model Name: Octo Finissimo - Tadao Ando Edition
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. BVL 138, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium Bulgari bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Bulgari deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Bulgari International warranty dated March 14, 2021, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.
    Provenance: Property of a Private Collection

  • Provenance

    Property of a Private Collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    - The Octo Finissimo was initially introduced in 2017 and houses the incredible Bulgari caliber BVL 138, one of the world's slimmest automatic movements, measuring only 2.23mm thick and boasting a 60-hour power reserve.

    - By far the most exciting version of the Octo Finissimo model is Tadao Ando edition. Tadao Ando is one of the leading architects of the world and a national treasure in Japan, recognized for his work with concrete and light. The timepieces exudes purity and geometrical symmetry throughout its dial and case, with a spiral pattern that flows out from the little seconds hand, creating a Zen-like look.

    - This watch comes with its original Bulgari fitted box, outer packaging and warranty.

    - Produced in a limited edition of only 200 pieces for the Japanese market and bought in March 2021, the timepiece is preserved in barely worn condition.

  • 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. 103245
An attractive and elegant ultra-slim titanium wristwatch with bracelet, warranty and presentation box, part of a 200 piece limited edition made for the Japanese market

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed.

CHF7,000 - 14,000 

Sold for CHF27,720

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Phillips Watches Online: The Geneva Sessions, Fall 2022

Online Auction 12 - 16 September 2022