A Closer Look at the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Sejima Edition

Most watches these days are designed to make a statement. This includes some of the lesser quality watches as well as incredibly high end watches. In almost all cases, they are designed to grab the attention of virtually everyone in the room. The vast majority of the time, this is accomplished by making them bigger and more visible.

As such, most popular watches today are at least 42mm in diameter and the vast majority sit so high on the wrist that they practically take on a life of their own. That’s all well and good if that’s the style you’re after, but what if you’re looking for a high-end watch that breaks all of today’s fashion rules? Then you might want to know more about the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Sejima Edition. It really is something to behold and it doesn’t follow any of the supposed styling rules that everyone follows today.

Break all the rules

The first thing you’ll notice about this watch is that it’s finished in exquisite monochrome detail, every square inch slim and minimalistic of it. It is the brainchild of Bulgari designers and it pays homage to Kazuyo Sejima, a Japanese architect well known for her outstanding minimalist designs. The same way it designs architecture with clean lines, never creating something useless, this watch is also designed.

There’s absolutely nothing on it that’s just there for the sake of showing off. Instead, everything serves a purpose. As such, it takes on a whole new purpose of its own. It will certainly grab the attention of everyone in the room, but not for the same reason as those monster watches. In this case, it is because you are looking for something that is truly different from anything available on the market. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it looks good and works the way you expect a watch from Bulgari to work.

Good things come in small packages

This watch is proof that good things do indeed come in small packages. It measures 36.60mm in diameter, smaller than most watches available today. However, the real surprise comes from the thinness of the watch. In fact, it is only 2.23mm tall. This easily makes it one of the thinnest watches available to buy. Even if you trace things back to a time when watches weren’t designed to be these standalone fashion pieces, they’re still thinner than almost anything available on the market.

This fact alone makes it an interesting timepiece. People in the know are usually interested in understanding how Bulgari managed to fit everything into such a small package. In fact, most watchmakers will probably tell you that it’s not even possible to do that, not when you’re talking about dimensions like this. Nevertheless, they did just that. This is largely due to its automatic caliber BLV138 movement. It’s also worth noting that the watch offers over 60 hours of reserved power, which most larger watches aren’t even able to provide.

A style that lasts

There’s no doubt about it, this is a watch that’s built to look fabulous for decades to come. As you already know, the entire watch, as well as its stainless steel case and bracelet, are designed in a monochromatic fashion so that everything appears to be the same color. What you might not be very aware of is that the watch face itself is designed with thousands of small monochromatic dots that sometimes almost seem to disappear. At other times, they create unique patterns that can be seen quite clearly, depending on how the light hits them. It almost makes the watch look like it has thousands of tiny little diamonds glinting in the sun. This definitely kicks the style up several notches and makes the watch look like a true work of art without being ostentatious in the process.

A really limited design

The design of the watch itself is very unique, especially the aforementioned mirrored design you see on its face. It is also a design that wants to be limited. Bulgari never intended to produce a large number of these watches. In fact, the number produced is surprisingly low. They’ll only produce 360, so if you want your own, it’s imperative that you get it while you still can. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. Each of the watches comes with its own unique serial number and it even comes in a special mirrored box that mimics the design of the watch itself.

Anyone who loves watches will want to get their hands on one. They are certainly not cheap, as the starting price is set at 14,700 euros. For those of you curious, that’s $14,244.30 in US dollars. Admittedly, it may not be the most economical watch you will ever have the opportunity to buy, but it is one of the most remarkable watches out there. It is also very competitive when considering its price compared to other high-end watches.

There is no doubt that this watch from Bulgari will be the one people will be trying to get their hands on for decades. They have done what many other watchmakers can only hope to do. It has everything a person could hope for, including truly unmatched style and build quality. All of this, backed by the Bulgari name, means it will undoubtedly be highly sought after and thoroughly enjoyed.

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