You know we (Fratello) love the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo range. We completely have confidence in the idea and truly love the products. That’s a decent basis for fervor at whatever point anything new hits the list. Only one out of every odd individual from the group owns a Bvlgari yet, yet that list is truly shortening. With each subsequent release, the list looks increasingly more prone to diminish to naught.
And it must be said that the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo S Chronograph GMT 103467 offers something somewhat not quite the same as what we’ve seen previously. Sure, as is the case with most of Bvlgari’s Octo novelties this time around, we’ve seen basically every element previously. However, we’ve not seen them all together in one spot. The programmed GMT chronograph previously released by Bvlgari was a characteristic development to the programmed just version that overwhelmed the watch world in 2017. In any case, where the time-just variants function admirably with that clean-colored monochromatic vibe I lauded in this morning’s article, there are not many complications that burst into existence with a touch of shading the same way a chronograph does.
Blue is the warmest color
No, I’m not just dropping connecting with coming old enough film titles in here for SEO reasons. Blue, even this imperial shade of blue when separated by the white sub-dials and surrounded by the brushed steel bezel, truly does seem warm in comparison to its individual novelties.
I’m very much aware of the way that blue dials and watchmaking have a long history. Despite that, I’ve been a slow adopter to the tone. I started my profession obsessed with white dials. I have since shifted to dark. Of late, I’ve even been known to take a flyer on green at whatever point the chance presents itself. But then, despite my comfort with verdant visuals on the wrist, I’ve yet to add a blue wing to my assortment. Yes, there are a couple of blue-dialed pieces in there, yet it is a grossly underrepresented shading in my watch case. Will the new Bvlgari Octo Finissimo S Chronograph GMT 103467 change that, I wonder?
Thin however thick
This is unquestionably, hands down, my #1 Octo chronograph at any point created by Bvlgari. I’m a sucker for panda/reverse panda dials, and this blue one is a peach. All things considered, as far as I might be concerned, the genuine delight of the Octo Finissimo assortment is the brain twisting thinness of the time-just models. Here, with the expansion of a chronograph and a GMT we have a watch that is far more slender than it seems possible for it to be, but, it comes in at 8.75mm thick (and 43mm wide). Don’t misunderstand me, that is insane. To fit a chronograph GMT development inside a case that is — incidentally — also water-resistant to 100 meters and keep in the sub-9mm family is a confusing accomplishment. Nonetheless, in profile, it looks pretty “normal”.
Aha, however that’s the way in to its appeal…
Okay, alright, you’ve got me. In describing why I incline toward the more slender time-just models myself, I have, of course, stumbled across the source of the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo S Chronograph GMT 103467’s advance. This watch is just so damn wearable. It isn’t an oddity. It isn’t a supercilious stare-stealer. No, it is a modest, ordinary, impressively complicated watch that is just probably as adjusted as one can be.
Honestly, when Bvlgari released the BVL 138 that fueled the time-just programmed, I cheered. Not because of the way that that watch was ready to be so thin, but since of the brand’s sudden potential to make undeniably more complicated watches using the innovation of the BVL 138 as a base , without making them enormous.
Research and advancement into flimsy movements should always be empowered. It doesn’t matter in the event that you don’t like or desire a dainty watch. A dainty development opens up the possibility for stronger cases, better water resistance, better attractive resistance, or the expansion of interesting complications to watches that can otherwise remain dimensionally bashful. Case in point: the fresh out of the plastic new Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT reference 103371 in titanium also uses the BVL318. It is 6.9mm thick cased-up, but it is simply water-resistant to 30 meters. Dainty movements give a brand options.
The BVL 318
The BVL 318, esthetically speaking, my top pick from Bvlgari for one simple reason: I worship fringe rotors. As a fanatic of German watchmaking, I also love the three-quarter plate. As such, I wish more brands would consider creating fringe rotors so that plate style could be used related to an orbital oscillator to make a life-changing and expressive case back view.
Despite boasting both a chronograph and a GMT work, the BVL 318 is just 3.3mm thick uncased. The second time region is displayed on the 3 o’clock sub-dial, saving yet more vertical space (by not needing an extra focal hand, which would increase the stature of the entire model). Imprinted on that second sub-dial is a fix day/night pointer. It takes the type of a blue semi-circle, folding over the edge of the sub-dial’s upper half, from 6 o’clock at night to 6 o’clock in the morning.
The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo S Chronograph GMT 103467 is the latest “S” series model from Bvlgari. As such, it sports the screw-down crown and slightly bulkier case, ensuring 100 meters of water resistance. Is that a necessity for watches of this nature? No, it shouldn’t be. But then, so numerous consumers request at least a 10 bar resistance, it was surely a smart move to incorporate it. The entirety of this blue excellence and ordinary usefulness will set you back €17,000. Awesome? Tell us in the comments beneath. .