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01/31/23
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Lot #1909

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Ceramic for Revolution "Nuclear Option"

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Introduction

Launched in 2021 as a collaborative project between Bvlgari and The Rake and Revolution, the Octo Finissimo Nuclear Option is a distinguished timepiece that grabs attention no matter what. Made of ceramic for the very first time and featuring a 43mm-wide construction that highlights the Octo’s unique bracelet and case design, the Nuclear Option's sandblasted exterior offers a matte finish that draws attention to the real party piece, its dial. Boasting a chronograph and GMT function, the Nuclear Option's dial houses three subdials dedicated to its two eponymous functions. However, the dial's true genius comes from its almost white pale green surface. Painted entirely with Super-LumiNova, the Nuclear Option's dial glows a bright shade of green in the darkness that illuminates its functions and black dial furniture like the backlight on a phone. A genuinely striking effect, the Nuclear Option deserves its nickname and stands proud as an unusual watch within a collection that is famed for its already-unique design. Powered by the 3.3mm thin automatic cal. BVL318, the Nuclear Option sports 55 hours of power reserve and a wealth of fine finishing that remains entirely visible behind a sapphire crystal caseback. Not ones to hide their hard work, the Nuclear Option is indeed a two-sided beauty with its dial and movement both combining to create a wonderful viewing experience no matter which side of the watch you would like to appreciate.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$10,000 – $20,000

The Details

Brand

Bulgari

Dimensions

43mm x 7mm

Model

Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Ceramic for Revolution "Nuclear Option"

Movement

Automatic Bvlgari cal. BVL 318

Reference

103621

Bracelet

Ceramic bracelet

Year

2021

Condition

Near-Mint

Material

Ceramic

Included

Box and Papers

Dial Color

Green Super-LumiNova

THE DIAL

While its dial appears white in normal lighting conditions, the Nuclear Option's dial lives up to its name in the dark when its entire surface turns a bright shade of green thanks to its abundance of green Super-Luminova.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Buoyed by Bulgari's constant attempts to create the world's thinnest watches in their respective categories, the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT measures an incredibly thin 7mm tall. Additionally, this is the first time the Octo Finissimo has been made of ceramic.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in near-mint condition, showing little to no signs of wear. Watch was previously sized, but the removed links are included.

Our Perspective

Incredibly unique thanks to the Octo's impressively thin design and light on the wrist thanks to its ceramic construction, the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT "Nuclear Option" is a truly fun watch to wear, a fact only compounded by its transformative dial that comes alive in the dark like nothing else on the market.

Eric Ku

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