Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon Watch Hands-On

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon Watch Hands-On

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon

Debuted at Baselworld 2018, perhaps the most intriguing high-complication dress watches accessible today is this restricted release carbon CTP-cased Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon reference 102794. The watch sits close by the titanium reference 103015 model of the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater watch  but is positively the most fascinating given its looks and case material. Indeed, even as a dress-style watch, Bulgari calls the visual stylish of the dark shaded CPT material as having a “military design effect.”

Hands-on pictures by Ariel Adams

More fascinating for watch authorities is the exceptional arrangement of details and characteristics in this watch, which isn’t without a doubt, lightweight given the case and wristband material, yet in addition on the grounds that the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater is right now the most slender minute repeater development in presence. I haven’t checked, yet I likewise accept this watch may be among the most lightweight minute repeater watches in existence.


Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon: The Chime

More fascinating as a ringing melodic watch, is the what the carbon CTP material means for the hints of the minute repeater complication. In the event that you review from our unique article on the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater, to guarantee nice sound volume in a particularly flimsy case, the dial of the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater has punctured hour markers (Bulgari calls them “gills”) which permit air and consequently stable to move between the dial and development area.

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon Material

The carbon case adds another, exceptionally thick yet lightweight material to the blend which really appears to build the volume of the minute repeater. Bulgari says that the carbon CTP material outcomes in “excellent ring propagation.” So this could be the ideal minute repeater for somebody who likes current plan, extremely thin profiles, and however much execution as could be expected given said thin profile. Yea, that is a specialty crowd yet on the other hand, we are discussing ultra-specialty high-extravagance watches.

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon Movement

As with some other Bulgari watches, fueling the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater is the in-house made Bulgari type BVL 362. Physically twisted and working at 3Hz with 42 hours of force save, the development has the opportunity with auxiliary seconds on the dial just as the minute repeater complication. The last is initiated by means of the pusher on the left half of the case. One of the non-carbon CTP bits of the case is the little crown, which is dark DLC-covered steel.


What sorts of sizes would we say we are discussing in this super flimsy domain of Bulgari watches? The BVL 362 development is 3.12mm thick – a lovely noteworthy accomplishment given that minute repeaters should incorporate (among different parts) a sledge (two of them) and gong (and two of these) framework. Space is fundamental for appropriate reverberation – so in such a clever way, a super slender minute repeater (for a watch development engineer) is likely an activity in disappointment. “Who are these clients that need a minute repeater and need it so slim? For what reason must we struggle?!” is the thing that I envision in any event a couple of these miniature mechanical designers saying.

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon Case

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon case itself is 40mm wide and simply 6.85mm thick. The watch case is simply water-impervious to 10m – so that implies you can essentially just pull off washing your hands with it on. The Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon feels inconceivably cool on the wrist given its manly plan, lightweight, and haute horology innards. It just isn’t an extravagance material as I would see it in spite of how a great deal of brands attempt to turn carbon.

It doesn’t hurt that the Bulgari Octo Finissimo assortment is generally one of my #1 extravagance watch lines out there.

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon Final Thoughts

I do adore the material, however it isn’t valuable like gold or platinum. It is complicated to create in this style, and the advantages of carbon are clear – however extravagance names that are progressively utilizing carbon materials may justifiably get some reaction from shoppers given the superior costs requested for this “novelty” and “innovation.” All I’m saying is that purchasers ought to surely look at carbon-cased watches, yet I wonder whether or not to recommend that these materials are worth critical cost premiums.

Good thing that Bulgari costs the carbon CTP rendition of the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater inside two or three thousand of the titanium model. The reference 102794 Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon is a restricted release of 50 pieces and has a retail cost of $160,000 USD. You can look at the Bulgari Octo Finissimo line on their website  bulgari.com (however at the hour of composing this restricted version watch isn’t on their webpage).