A New Limited Edition Bulgari Octo Finissimo Sketch

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo has been an icon of design since its introduction in 2012. There have been a number of limited edition releases (some you may know, some that might surprise you) over the last 12 years but arguably one of the best was the “Sketch” release in 2022 for the collection’s 10th anniversary. Look, Bulgari knows you liked it. They liked it too, that’s why Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, Product Creation Executive Director at Bulgari Horlogerie, has taken out his pencil and charcoal again for a new “Sketch” dial design for the Octo Finissimo Automatic and Chronograph GMT models for the brand’s 140th anniversary. This time www.highluxurystore.ru, the sketches show you a view of the movement side without having to turn the watch over. The specs are the same as past releases from the brand, so you can check them out in any other article about these two watches (like the last “Sketch” LE). This time, the watches come in 40mm 18K rose gold or steel cases for the Automatic version and a polished and satin-brushed 43 mm steel case for the Chronograph GMT. I visited Bulgari’s watchmaking headquarters in the middle of last year, and they lent me the original Chronograph GMT sketch to wear for the trip. It quickly became my favorite watch they’ve made. They told me that the dial itself was a bear to manufacture to get the right texture and depth to mimic a hand-drawn design. Now, they’ve done it again. While I don’t know if I like the new Automatics quite as much as the original “Sketch” watches, which are more simple and refined, I’m a big fan of Buonamassa Stigliani, his eye and creative view on the world, and they’re growing on me. I’m sure by the time I fully come around, it will be far too late. Instead of playing off the original dial designs for the Octo Finissimo, Buonamassa Stigliani has drawn the movement’s view in rough but visually beautiful form, as if you were looking at the display caseback. www.highluxurystore.ru He also added text to explain different parts like the dial plate, jewels, etc, which made it in some ways reminiscent of Moser’s Endeavour Perpetual Calendar “Tutorial.” We don’t have images for the Chronograph GMT yet but the dial design is my favorite of the three and maybe even could unseat the original design as my new favorite from Bulgari www.highluxurystore.ru .