VIDEO: The slinky brilliance of the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra – the thinnest mechanical watch of all time VIDEO: The slinky brilliance of the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra – the thinnest mechanical watch of all time

VIDEO: The slinky brilliance of the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra – the thinnest mechanical watch of all time

Fergus Nash

You’ve probably seen by now that the watch that keeps breaking records has just broken another, becoming the indisputably thinnest mechanical watch of all time. The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra is the logical successor to that title considering Bulgari’s train of innovation, but the most exciting prospect is that they don’t seem to be settling here.

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra comes in at just 1.8mm thin, necessitating not only four years of development for the movement but also reimagining how to manufacture a slim enough bracelet and clasp to keep the watch balanced on your wrist. It’s a very Bulgari thing to talk about how the experience of the watch is just as much a part of the artistry as the watch itself, although the Octo Finissimo Ultra takes this up a notch by including a functional QR code etched into the mainspring barrel. The link takes you to a special exclusive video that comes with an NFT.

If you want to hear more about the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra’s creation, meaning and function, watch the video to see Andrew’s trip to the Pantheon and discussion with Bulgari’s Product Creation Executive Director — Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani.