Bulgari - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Bulgari
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: 103’534
    Case No: DL2460
    Model Name: Octo Finissimo “Tadao Ando” Edition
    Material: Black Ceramic
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. BVL138, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black ceramic Bulgari bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Black ceramic Bulgari deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Bulgari warranty stamped Osaka Takashimaya, Japan dated 26th April 2021, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since their first collaboration in 2019, Bulgari and acclaimed Japanese architect Tadao Ando released their third timepiece at the start of 2021 via the ref. 103534. Differing from its titanium debutant, the third collaboration features a stealthy matte black ceramic case and bracelet with a sandblasted texture. Encasing a midnight blue lacquer dial with its familiar concentric circular patterns, a yellow gold crescent is featured at 5 o’clock. A nice touch and a decorative element, it also signifies the early stages of a new moon referred as “Mikazuki” in Japanese culture, a symbol of rebirth and the passing nature of time.

    Limited to only 160 pieces worldwide, the present timepiece is with no doubt the most exciting timepiece launched by the firm this year. The present example is offered in “like new” condition complete with 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. 103’534
A fine, rare and "like-new" limited edition ultra-slim black ceramic wristwatch with small seconds, bracelet, warranty and presentation box, one of a limited edition of 160 pieces

Circa 2021
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$60,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$152,400

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024