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Robb Report Singapore - - Time -

Bul­gari re­leased five ref­er­ences of Octo Finis­simo so far this year, each brim­ming with dif­fer­ent mea­sures of bravado and tech­ni­cal for­ti­tude.

The head­liner of th­ese lat­est mod­els, which first de­buted in March at Basel­world, is un­doubt­edly the Au­to­matic Tour­bil­lon, a drool-wor­thy, open­work beauty that is the lat­est salvo in the on­go­ing bat­tle be­tween Bul­gari and Pi­aget for world records in ul­tra­thin watch­mak­ing.

The finely linked bracelet in­tro­duced by Bul­gari last year and the sand­blasted fin­ish first seen in the Octo Finis­simo Minute Re­peater of 2016 are now es­sen­tial el­e­ments. The com­bi­na­tion is at its height in the new­est au­to­matic mod­els, which are avail­able in pink gold, rhodium-plated steel and sand­blasted ti­ta­nium.

So well in­te­grated are the case, dial and bracelet that each looks as if it were stamped out of a sheet of ho­mo­ge­neous ma­te­rial.

Rounded out by a fully car­bon-fi­bre edi­tion of the brand’s ul­tra­thin minute re­peater, the lat­est Octo Finis­simo time­pieces seem like an en­tirely new breed of modern watch. Un­like so many of their Swiss coun­ter­parts, the watches’ tech­ni­cal qual­i­ties are sec­ond to style.

The logic of the de­sign is ap­par­ent the minute you place the tex­ture of th­ese pieces next to skin and fab­ric – the es­sen­tial test for any kind of time­piece. bul­gari.com

Bul­gari Octo Finis­simo

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