We see a lot of watches here at Oracle Time. So many, it’s easy to become jaded. However there were audible sounds of appreciation as we unboxed Bulgari’s latest version of their stunning Octo Finissimio. The latest in Harrod’s ever-expanding stable of exclusive limited editions, the watch was created especially for world’s most famous department store and limited to just 10 pieces. For us, it ticks all of the boxes.
The signature colours of the Knightsbridge institution are applied to the dial and numerals which work brilliantly with the multi-faceted titanium case. The gold inset numerals really pop against the green, while the typography has been subtly changed to reference the store’s own. This colour scheme is topped off with a vibrant green alligator strap.
Inside, the watch uses the same in-house, wafer-thin movement (other than Piaget’s concept watch, it’s the thinnest automatic movement in the world) as the rest of the range and the finishing on the micro-rotor and baseplate is exquisite. The 40 mm size paired with the incredibly light, ultra-thin titanium case makes this watch a real pleasure to wear. It’s square shape might look large but it rests elegantly – not to mention comfortably – on the wrist.
Everyone has a watch they bring out only on days that really matter. The Bulgari Octo Finissmao Harrods Limited Edition is a watch for days that change your life. Understated, elegant, with a touch of Anglo-Italian flair that’s sure to capture anyone’s eye, it’s a watch that I for one want to make my own, no matter how much Harrods claim it as theirs.
Price & Specs:
- Model name: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Harrods Exclusive
- Dial/Case: 40mm case in sandblasted titanium, transparent case-back, 5.15mm thick; titanium crown with ceramic insert; water-resistant to 30m; titanium dial, black hands with PVD treatment
- Movement: Mechanical Manufacture movement with automatic winding via a platinum micro-rotor; Calibre BVL 138 Finissimo, decorated with Côtes de Genève finishing, chamfered bridges and a circular-grained mainplate; 2.23mm thick, 36.60 mm in diameter, 21,600 V/H
Water resistance: 30m
- Power reserve: 60h
- Price & availability: £12,000, limited edition of 10 pieces.
More at: www.bulgari.com