Bulgari’s Brilliant ‘Nuclear Option’ Octo Finissimo Ceramic Chronograph

Bvlgari recently released the nuclear option of their Octo Finissimo luxury Swiss watch, and it has been warmly welcomed amongst connoisseurs. The high precision mechanical watch has the traditional octagonal design, which the company says is inspired by the 310 AD Roman Massatius Basilica.

This new Rake and Revolution nuclear version goes with a green Super-LumiNova applied to the entire dial, with the indices standing out in negative relief in the dark. The dial is so exquisitely designed that it doesn’t have a hint of glow in daylight and lights up for a long time in the dark.

‘We went through a lot of dials’, says designer Fabrizio Buonamassa. ‘Some were overly luminous, glowing even in normal light, while others were under luminous.

The Octo Finissimo watch has a 60-hour power reserve, a 43mm black ceramic case and ceramic band, a chronograph function, a 24-hour GMT function, a local time one-hour advance pusher, and a small seconds subdial, and is powered by the ultra-thin BVL 318 movement. It is also water-resistant up to 30 meters, thanks to the top-notch technology used for the watch.

Overall, while Bvlgari watches come in a variety of styles, the Octo Finissimo is undoubtedly the most sought of them all. It has a stainless steel folding clasp and a titanium case, case back, dial, and bracelet. This watch combines outstanding functionality and flair with an automatic movement and hand-decorated côtes de Genève, chamfering, and perlage finishing.

The dial of the Octo has an attractive simplicity and Italian aesthetic. The date window can be seen at the 3 o’clock position. For those with other Bulgari timepieces, these features should be familiar. One can appreciate the classical three-hands and date functions as they are easily visible.

The majority of people have no idea how simple it is to wear these watches. The ultra-thin design and engineering, as well as the ultra-lightweight materials, combine to create a watch that is scarcely noticeable on your wrist.

The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Ceramic Chronograph GMT “Nuclear Option” for Revolution and The Rake is limited to 30 pieces and costs $19,550.

Technical Specifics of the Bulgari Octo:


In-house manufactured case, screw-lock crown, and screw-down case; water-resistant to 30m

43 millimeters size


Nuclear design dial with a super-luminova theme, and black chronography


BVL 318, mechanical caliber automatically wound by a unidirectional oscillating weight


25.60mm X 3.70mm


Hours, minutes and seconds, semi-instant date window at 3 o’clock

Power reserve

Double barrel ensuring a 60-hour power reserve


4 Hz – 28,800 vibrations per hour


Bridges snailed and adorned with Côtes de Genève motif, chamfered and polished bridge edges, circular-grained main plate, satin-brushed wheels, polished pivots

Tone-on-tone diamond polished jewel surrounds


Lightweight and thin stainless steel strap with a double-blade folding clasp


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