Thin is In For Bulgari, low profiles are paramount
Touted as the world’s thinnest automatic watch when it debuted last year at Baselworld, the 13,900 USD self-winding Octo Finissimo Automatic contains a movement that’s a mere 2.23mm thick. This inherently makes the watch very wearable and perfect for slipping seamlessly under a tight sleeve, but for Bulgari it represents a third record – after they upped the ante with the slimmest tourbillon and minute repeater – and helps positions the brand as a major force in the horology world. Sadly for them, Piaget upped the ante and removed the baseplate from its Altiplano (setting the calibre on the case instead). This means Piaget is once again the maker of thinnest automatic watch (but not automatic movement).