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Bulgari Octo Finissimo goes CarbonGold

An icon of design and finesse. At Bulgari, the collection Octo Finissimo has a very special place and is synonymous with audacity. That’s why it was a logical choice to unveil models in “CarbonGold” versions, i.e. carbon cases mixed with rose gold elements. On the menu, the Italian brand with a subsidiary based in Neuchâtel unveils two extraordinary luxury watches: a 3-hand automatic with perpetual calendar.

The CarbonGold is not a new alliance, it’s a signature for the brand founded in 1884. Logical for watches combining Italian design and Swiss know-how. All the models in the collection are remarkably slim, and the touch of lightness conferred by carbon completes the picture like a glove. What’s more, the matte black finish of the case/bracelett combined with brilliance of gold is striking. And since the Manufacture is a stickler for detail, it’s not just the dial markings, hands and crown that are made of genuine rose gold, but also the bridges of the ultra-thin movement !

This is what makes the watch as beautiful on the front as it is on the back, because if you glance at the caseback, you can perceive its automatic movement with micro-rotor finished with côtes de Genève. When you consider that the watch measures only 6.9mm thick (or 7.2mm for the QP), don’t be surprised to discover that this superb movement is 2.23mm thick (or 2.7mm for the QP). Its frequency is lower, at 21,600 vph, enabling it to achieve 60 hours of power reserve. When you add it all up, with the fact that the watch is water-resistant to 100 metersthat’s even more astonishing. Now, the consequences are also measurable in terms of the price of this Octo Finissimo CarbonGold : 29,000€ for the Automatic versionthen 100,000€ for the Perpetual Calendar version.

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To find out more, visit the official Bulgari website.


Case : carbon – matte finish – 40mm wide x 6.7 or 7.6mm thick – flat sapphire crystal – screw-down back – screw-down crown – 10 ATM (100 meters) water resistance

Dial : sand grey or navy green background – applied and printed hour markers – SuperLumiNova C3 on hour markers and hands

Movement mechanical self-winding – Caliber BLV 138 (Automatic) or BLV 305 (Perpetual Calendar) – 21,600 vibrations per hour – 60-hour power reserve

Strap : carbon – two-link construction – triple-blade folding clasp

Information : references 103779 & 103779 – in the permanent collection 2-year international warranty – price from €740 to €790 incl. VAT

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