Comparing and contrasting the two Bulgari Octo Finissimo ceramic models: Polished vs. Sandblasted, which is for you?
If variety is the spice of life, Bulgari are condiment connoisseurs when it comes to the Octo Finissimo collection. Available in titanium, ceramic, carbon, sandblasted gold and now stainless steel, the many faceted cases of the range offer a dizzying array of different finishes. These external variations are hardly superficial either, they make a profound difference to the overall look and feel of each watch. Of the 2020 releases, the show was stolen by the new satin-finished Octo Finissimo in steel, but an equally interesting new reference is the ceramic version, now with a polished case. This makes the ceramic Octo Finissimo the first time-only interpretation of the watch that has been finished in two different ways in the same material, begging the question: which is better? The silky sheen of the space-age polish, or the industrial chic of the sandblasted matte finish? Taking stock of the dimensions, both the matte and polished expressions of the ceramic Octo Finissimo are housed within a 40mm diameter case that sits only 5.5mm off the wrist. Yes, it's extremely thin — in part, thanks to the award-winning thin movement inside, the Bulgari BVL 138 caliber (the thinnest time-only automatic movement in the world)…. Read More