Movement : Automatic Bulgari Cal. BVL191
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : October 2016
Case Size : 38mm
Case Thickness : 10mm
Lug to Lug : 44mm
Lugs : 27mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Here we have a 2016 Bulgari Octo Automatic Blue BGO38S, a design that is quintessentially Gerald Genta. This watch is made of 38mm brushed and polished stainless steel and boasts a unique eight-sided design with distinct angles and chamfered edges. The diamond-shaped lugs slide smoothly over your wrist, giving it an impressive presence, with a lug-to-lug length of 44mm and a case thickness of 10mm, this watch is comfortable to wear due to its cushioned design. A perfect blend of Italian design and Swiss horology combining the worlds of the jeweller and the watchmaker. On the right side is a screw-down crown with deep knurling for extra grip and a black ceramic insert. A smooth brushed round bezel sits on a polished platform of straight lines and curved corners, the sapphire crystal sits above a sunburst blue octagonal dial with a lacquer-polished finish. An outer minute track has applied Arabic 12 and 6 and baton indexes in between marking the hours, polished edges play with the light as you rotate your wrist, at 3 o’clock a date window, polished skeletonised Dauphine hands are complemented by a sweeping tapered second hand. At 12 o’clock we have the Bulgari motif completing this charismatic dress watch. On the reverse, a screwed-down exhibition case back has polished pentagon-shaped screws, showcasing an automatic Bulgari Cal. BVL191, 26 jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per hour, a modified bidirectional rotor has Bulgari engraved into it and the movement is decorated in attractive perlage and Cotes de Geneve stripes. The watch comes paired with its original fitted 27mm Bulgari leather strap with a signed deployment buckle and the watch comes with its Bulgari presentation box and paperwork.
Value is something I speak about a lot and something I always strive to provide, that often means looking a little left field sometimes and taking in watches that I believe are "hidden gems", this is exactly one of those watches! The Octo Finissimo is all the talk and it does deserve it, however, this thicker-cased model, in my opinion, really shows off the case and proportions far more and that is exactly what the Octo is all about! If you are unsure, come see it for yourself in the metal.
Founded in Rome in 1884 by the highly talented Greek silversmith Sotirio Bulgari, the brand quickly gained a reputation for Italian excellence with incredible craftsmanship and finest jewellery creations. In 1905 they opened a store in Condotti called the “Old Curiosity Shop”, to take advantage of the wealthy British and American tourists visiting Rome. During the 1940s they designed a watch that coils around your wrist like a snake. Their watches have been worn by many movie stars including Liz Taylor, Richard Burton, and Audrey Hepburn. Today they are a subsidiary of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton joined by brands like TAG Heuer and Hublot.