If someone had said to me, in 2008, “Hey, I’ll bet you a steel Patek 5711 that by 2021, Bulgari will have broken just about every record you can break in ultra-thin watchmaking,” I would have gleefully taken them up on it. And how wrong I would have been. The first Octo Finissimo watch was introduced six years after the financial crisis – in 2014 – and it’s a source of never-ending fascination to me that they feel as if they have been around for quite a lot longer than that.
Just from a Tourbillon, perpetual calendar, chronograph, minute repeater, you name it. The fact that Bulgari doesn’t have a slew of 20th century vintage models to which it must bow, doesn’t hurt, but the fact that it has single-handedly created both a cornucopia of technical triumphs and a that redefined the modern watch landscape, is a pretty strong rebuttal to the idea that the entire is stuck in a rut.standpoint, they’ve become as iconic for Bulgari as the Nautilus is for Patek or the Royal Oak for AP, and repeating the list of records broken makes you sound like a broken record: