The Octo Finissimo Sketch is a  Masterpiece of Elegance Celebrating 140 Years
As Bulgari commemorates its 140th anniversary, it introduces two distinguished Octo Finissimo Automatique BVL 138 Sketch editions that celebrate the brand’s legacy and propel it into the future with groundbreaking design concepts. These editions—each in rose gold and stainless steel—illustrate a sophisticated fusion of material excellence and design innovation.

Designer: Bulgari + Buonamassa Stigliani

The Octo Finissimo Sketch is a  Masterpiece of Elegance Celebrating 140 Years

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic BVL 138 Sketch in rose gold

The rose gold model, reference 104165, features a luxurious 40mm case that is impressively thin at only 5.5mm, thanks to the ultra-slim profile of the BVL 138 movement. This case offers both a sapphire case back and front, revealing the inner workings of the automatic BVL 138 caliber. This movement is just 2.23mm thick, with a diameter of 36.6mm, and equipped with 36 jewels. It includes a platinum micro-rotor, a small seconds feature positioned at 7:30, and a 60-hour power reserve. The artistic gold dial beneath a lacquered finish enhances both its depth and visual impact, and the dial itself presents technical illustrations that mimic a skeletonized view, lending a sophisticated illusion of depth. This model’s rose gold bracelet, complete with a folding clasp, mirrors the case, reinforcing the watch’s elegance.

The Octo Finissimo Sketch is a  Masterpiece of Elegance Celebrating 140 Years

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic BVL 138 Sketch in rose gold

Conversely, the stainless steel model, reference 104163, offers a sleek, contemporary option. It shares the same 40mm size and a thin 5.5mm profile with a sapphire case back and front, showcasing the precision of the automatic BVL 138 caliber. The dial, finished in silver lacquer, acts as a shimmering canvas that reflects the mechanical beauty it encases. The stainless steel bracelet, secured by a durable folding clasp, enhances its modern appeal. Like its rose gold counterpart, it boasts a 60-hour power reserve and robust 100-meter water resistance, ensuring reliability and functionality.

The Octo Finissimo Sketch is a  Masterpiece of Elegance Celebrating 140 Years

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT BVL 318 Sketch

The dials of both models highlight Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani’s creative expertise. Each stroke and sketch brings the technical elements of the watch to life with spontaneity and artistic precision. These elements bridge traditional craftsmanship and contemporary artistry, highlighted by the trompe l’oeil effect that gives each dial a three-dimensional look despite its flat surface.

The Octo Finissimo Sketch is a  Masterpiece of Elegance Celebrating 140 Years

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT BVL 318 Sketch

In addition to the two remarkable editions, Bulgari introduces a third variant limited to 140 pieces: the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT BVL 318 Sketch (Ref. 104192). This model is molded in stainless steel, features a chronograph and GMT function, and incorporates the same innovative sketch-style dial. It showcases a 30-minute chronograph counter at 6 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock, and a second-time zone display at 3 o’clock, making it a standout piece for global travelers and watch enthusiasts alike.

The Octo Finissimo Sketch is a  Masterpiece of Elegance Celebrating 140 Years

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT BVL 318 Sketch

This approach illustrates Bulgari’s innovative spirit and aligns with its heritage. It uses color schemes that enhance each model’s distinctiveness—the rose gold’s warm tones enhance its refined elegance, and the cooler tones in the stainless steel accentuate a more urban, modern aesthetic. Each design choice ensures that the dials are integral to the watch’s identity, reflecting a blend of avant-garde design and traditional watchmaking.

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