Bulgari - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023 Geneva Friday, September 8, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Bulgari
    Year: 2022
    Reference No: 103672
    Case No: BU2UMDJ
    Model Name: Octo Finissimo Automatic 10th Anniversary "Sketch"
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. BVL 138, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium Bulgari bracelet, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Bulgari International Warranty card dated July 26, 2022, polishing cloth, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Originally released in 2017, the Octo Finissimo's sleek taught lines, strong look, and extremely thin case has since then become instantly recognisable and a favourite among collectors. In 2022, for the celebration of the model’s 10th anniversary Bulgari released the original design sketches on the dial of the watch giving the watch a somewhat whimsical yet graphic look.

    - Part of a 200 piece limited edition, the present Octo Finissimo “Sketch” (as dubbed by collectors) houses the Bulgari caliber BVL 138, one of the world's slimmest automatic movements, measuring only 2.23mm thick and boasting a 60-hour power reserve - the casing is remarkably only 5.15 millimeters thick.

    - In virtually unworn condition, the present Octo Finissimo “Sketch” is further accompanied by its full set of accessories.

  • 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. 103672
An attractive ultra slim titanium wristwatch with bracelet, warranty and presentation box, part of a limited edition of 200 pieces

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF8,000 - 16,000 

Sold for CHF17,780

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023