Bulgari Octo Finissimo Rose Gold Ref. 103637: Evolution of Elegance

The story of Bulgari's prowess in watchmaking takes an exciting turn with the introduction of the Octo Finissimo Rose Gold Ref. 103637. This elegant and functionally superior timepiece stands as a worthy successor to its predecessor, the sandblasted Ref. 102912.

In 2022, the sandblasted rose gold Bulgari Octo Finissimo bade its farewell. However, in its wake, during the Geneva Watch Days in late August, emerged its successors, boasting a new aesthetic combined with the old's timelessness. Now, aficionados have the choice of two precious-metal options, both flaunting a blend of brushed and polished finishing: the standard-production rose-gold model Ref. 103637 and the limited-edition yellow-gold Ref. 103717, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first Bulgari boutique in the USA, with a limited run of just 50 pieces.

The octagonal structure, a hallmark of the Octo Finissimo series, manifests as a testament to Bulgari's expertise in balanced design. The rose gold composition of Ref. 103637 reflects its lineage but embraces a more modern mixed finish.

The sunburst brown dial seamlessly integrates with the rose gold, forming a captivating "chocolate" palette. With its minimalist aesthetics enhanced by applied indices and skeletonized hands, and the distinctive positioning of a running seconds subdial, this watch showcases Bulgari's dedication to subtle luxury.

Wearing this masterpiece is an experience in itself. The bracelet guarantees comfort and sophistication, ensuring a flawless fit, while the integrated clasp preserves its signature ultra-thin profile.

Under its hood is the in-house BVL138 caliber. Slender at just 2.23mm, this engine promises a robust 60-hour power reserve, marking Bulgari's prowess in horology.

A significant leap from the Ref. 102912, launched a year prior, is the enhanced 100 meters water resistance. This departure from the sandblasted finish grants it a newfound versatility, making it apt for an occasional swim.

For a CEO: The Octo Finissimo Rose Gold Ref. 103637 is distinct, even more so when juxtaposed against exuberant models from brands like Audemars Piguet or Patek Philippe. Its design screams discreet elegance. For a CEO, it serves as a symbol of dignified leadership, a nuanced counter to the more conspicuous alternatives.



Brand: Bulgari

Model: Octo Finissimo Automatic

Case Dimensions: 40mm x 6.4mm x 46.5mm

Case Materials: Rose gold (103637)

Water Resistance: 100 metres (screw-down crown)

Crystal(s): Sapphire front and rear

Dials: Brown sunburst

Lug Width: 30mm

Straps: Bracelet with integrated clasp

Movement: BVL 138

Power Reserve: 60 hours

Availability: Now 2023 | RSS Feed