|Model:||Octo Finissimo Automatic Sejima|
|Dimensions:||40 mm diameter|
|Bracelet/Strap:||stainless steel bracelet|
|Box/Paper:||Full set box and papers|
WRIST ICONS brings you the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Sejima limited edition. The Octo Finissimo is regarded by many collectors as the best design of the last 30 years after the Lange 1. We are confident to say that with the first edition of the Tadao Ando limited edition this particular reference will be the most collectible Octo Finissimo models ever made. This watch transcends the concept of a wristwatch. It is more than that, this watch is more like art. Or should we say this is an artefact which you can wear but you can also put it in the mighty metal case and stare at it for hours while it catches light from different angles.
The Bulgari Octo Finissimo design is based on Gerald Genta 1980s design the Otco. This successful design was built around a multi-layered eight-sided case. While the aesthetic principles of its designer are still visible, the design has undergone a number of iterations, re-emerging in the form we know it today. The current generation, launched in 2012, is the third. It was entirely redesigned by Bulgari’s style department.
An octagon, inside a circle, inside an octagon. That’s what it looks like from the top. From the side, the Octo reveals a dozen or more stacked layers. In total, the case has no fewer than 110 facets, all hand-polished or satin-brushed. There is probably no other watch case with such a complex design, or so many surfaces, most of which are impossibly tiny. Like great architecture, the success of this design lies in the fact that, despite the apparent complexity, the overall impression is one of simplicity.
Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, the Naples-born, Rome-raised exec joined Bulgari in 2001 and has made strides in the watch industry ever since.
One of his first tasks at the Italian luxury house back then was to design a bracelet for the Gérald Genta Octo complications. His most recent assignment was designing the Octo Finissimo Skeleton 8 Days, but earlier this year two 10th-anniversary editions were released with dials designed to mimic his own sketches. And since 2014, the Octo Finissimo has set eight world records including the Ultra, which upon release in March 2022 was the thinnest watch in the world at 1.8 mm thick. (It was recently eclipsed by Richard Mille’s 1.75 mm RM UP-01 Ferrari, which debuted in July.)
Kazuyo Sejima was, born on 29 October 1956. She is a Japanese architect and director of her own firm, Kazuyo Sejima & Associates. In 1995, she co-founded the firm SANAA (Sejima + Nishizawa & Associates). In 2010, Sejima was the second woman to receive the Pritzker Prize, which was awarded jointly with Nishizawa.
The Japanese architect is cherished for her breathtaking buildings such as the New Museum in New York City and the Glass Pavilion in Toledo, Ohio. She was the first woman to have taken on the directorship of the Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy, in August 2010.
With her architectural practice, SANAA, she envisions a style that is fluid, transparent and intertwined with nature.
Kazuyo Sejima has also made great contributions as a professor of architecture starting her teaching career from Keio University, Tokyo. She has taught at Princeton University, the Polytechnique de Lausanne, and Tama Art University and is currently a visiting faculty at both Tama Art University and Japan Women’s University in Tokyo.
The Seiima Edition was inspired by a mirror train, also conceived by the Pritzker-winning Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima, back in 2018. How to make the Octo Finissimo even thinner? By making it invisible. How do you make something invisible? Based on that inspiration, by turning it into a mirror — more specifically, something that is partially transparent, partially reflective.
Inspired by the Invisible Train, the Sejima Edition leverages a never-seen entirely polished Finissimo design meant to replicate the mirrored invisibility of the train that reflects the nature around it as it passes through. But on the wrist, this design is anything but invisible. It is captivating.
This is a new watch with the stickers. This watch just came imported from Japan and
Overall, the exceptional finishing of the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Sejima is noteworthy, both for its design and execution.
As with all of our pre-owned watches this watch comes with a full 12 month WRIST ICONS warranty that will be invoked from the day of purchase. Please check our website to have a look at the high resolution pictures on a macro level. You will see every detail at its best.
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