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  • Manufacturer: Bulgari
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: 103’245
    Case No: PO5667
    Model Name: Octo Finissimo “Tadao Ando” Edition
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal.BVL 138, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium Bulgari bracelet, max 210mm length
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Bulgari deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Bulgari warranty dated December 2020, cloth, purchase invoice, fitted presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Instantly recognisable by its modernist form and sleek appearance, the Bulgari Octo Finissimo is one not to miss among modern luxury sports timepieces. Introduced in 2017, the impressive model with a case that is a mere 5.15mm thick, is one of the world’s slimmest timepiece with an automatic movement and captivated the hearts of many.

    With the present Octo Finissimo Tadao Ando edition, it is by far the most intriguing iteration to date. Tadao Ando is a renowned self-taught Japanese architect. Master of minimalism, Mr. Ando is an artisan on creating monumental designs with concrete, geometry and light. His most celebrated works includes the Church of Light in Osaka, 21_21 Design Sight Museum in Tokyo, and the Vitra Seminar House in Germany. Mr. Ando’s architectural style is said to create a “haiku” effect, emphasizing nothingness and empty space to represent the beauty of simplicity. Portraying this very philosophy, Mr. Ando takes on the concept of visualising infinite time and the inspiration of space and the black hole. The present example in titanium is designed with pure geometry throughout, with a spiral motif that ripples out from the small seconds hand, the effect remind one of a zen space.

    Produced in a limited edition of only 200 pieces for the Japanese market, and offered in pristine condition with its full accessories, this is a superb opportunity to own a serenely poetic timepiece that’s out of the ordinary.

  • 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. 103’245
A rare and attractive limited edition ultra-slim titanium wristwatch with small seconds, bracelet, warranty and presentation box, made for the Japanese market

Circa 2020
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed.

Estimate
HK$55,000 - 110,000 
€5,900-11,900
$7,100-14,100

Sold for HK$252,000

Contact Specialist

Hin Hin Wong

Associate Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

+852 2318 2013

[email protected]

 

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia

+852 2318 2031

[email protected]

 

Charlene Lau

Head of Jewels, Hong Kong

+852 2318 2039

[email protected]

 

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