Since its creation ten years ago, the Octo collection is now a recognised watchmaking prowess, it is Haute Horlogerie. Its shape and technical features are instantly recognisable and has gathered well deserved world records.
“This fabulous benchmark that we are setting today with the Octo Finissimo Ultra is in fact for me and for all the teams an apparently impossible dream come true”, notes Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO Bulgari. “One that guarantees that Bulgari will forever be recognised as a company that has written some of the finest pages in Swiss watchmaking. And the fact that this is an Italian house makes us particularly proud.”
After seven consecutive world records and more than 60 international awards, Octo Finissimo breaks the rules, pushes the limits of feasibility and ushers in a new era of ultra-thin craftsmanship.
Bulgari’s idea was is simple. To create the ultimate mechanical watch in terms of thinness, the most extreme ever created in watchmaking, peak Swiss engineering, an absolute record that will probably never be beaten.
Today it reached a new level, 1.80 millimetres, with the Octo Finissimo Ultra, a revolutionary watch, an approach devoid of any prior knowledge or preconceptions, combined with the quintessence of Italian design; With no less than eight patent applications (watch glass assembly, barrel structure, oscillator module, differential display, modular structure, bracelet, bimetal case middle-mainplate-caseback, software).
The Octo Finissimo Ultra ushers the entire watch industry into a new era: that of the connection between traditional mechanics and digital, the world of NFTs and Blockchain. With its QR code engraved on the barrel’s ratchet wheel, the Octo Finissimo Ultra opens up whole new horizons for contemporary fine watchmaking and extends it to encompass a global and connected ecosystem.
Each of the ten Octo Finissimo Ultra watches is delivered with an individual NFT that guarantees the authentic and unique character of the watch and offers each owner exclusive access to a dedicated digital universe.
There is only one thing to say. Welcome to the future of watchmaking.