Bulgari - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Bulgari
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: 103023
    Case No: BUAF654
    Model Name: Octo Finissimo – Middle East 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, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Bulgari warranty dated 9th November 2021, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Ultra-slim, contemporary and extreme slenderness comfort, the Octo Finissimo is the one the ticks all the boxes for those seeking for the ultimate luxury sportswatch today. A case shape that have become instantly recognizable and a favorite among collectors since its debut in 2017. The Octo Finissimo is equipped with the Bulgari caliber BVL 138 as 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. Although the Octo Finissimo is available in a number of metals (titanium, steel, ceramic, and pink gold), only a few dial variants have been made, making the current titanium specimen with dark green Eastern Arabic numerals a very uncommon and highly sought after piece. Made only available for retailers in the Middle East market and preserved in its pristine, unworn condition, this is a superb opportunity for modern icon collectors to acquire something of limited production and accessible exclusively in Bulgari stores in the Middle East.

  • Artist Biography

    Bulgari

    Italian

    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 rare and attractive ultra slim titanium wristwatch with Eastern Arabic dial, bracelet, warranty and presentation box, made for the Middle Eastern market

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

Estimate
HK$70,000 - 120,000 
€9,100-15,700
$9,000-15,400

Sold for HK$119,700

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)