Sandblast-Polished Ceramic

This Is the All-Black Watch Done Right


January 18, 2020 Watches By

While Bulgari only recently released their Octo Finissimo Automatic in black sandblasted ceramic at 2019’s Baselworld, a brand-new iteration sees the famed Roman jewelry- and watchmaker iterating upon the format with the introduction of a new model with both sandblasted and polished ceramic case and bracelet surfaces.

Featuring an all-black ceramic dial with polished hands and indices and a small seconds counter at 7 o’clock, the new Octo Finissimo Automatic is built around a 40mm extra-thin case (5.5mm, to be exact) with a sapphire case back, ceramic crown and 30m of water resistance. Its bracelet is both sandblasted and polished ceramic with a folding clasp.

The manufacture movement featured here is the BVL 138 Finissimo calibre, an automatic featuring a platinum micro-rotor, Côtes de Genève and 60 hours of power reserve. Impressively, it’s only 2.23mm thick. Price on the new model is $15,600 — the same as that of the original Octo Finissimo Automatic in black sandblasted ceramic released at last year’s Baselworld.

With sophisticated case architecture, an impressively thin, in-house automatic calibre and a stealthy look, this new version of the Octo Finissimo is probably the coolest time-only release of 2020 thus far.

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