Watches and Wonders 2024 has been filled with new releases. Bvlgari is no stranger to the event and came with several offerings. This year, the brand focused on thin watches and set a record. Yes, the Octo Finissimo took a leading role, but other releases were worth covering.

Bvlgari makes some seriously attractive watches, and while the Italian house tends to focus on more progressively styled pieces, the design language has persevered. The Octo Finissimo, for example, is a popular watch and deserves ample credit for its unique looks and quality finishing. This year at Watches and Wonders, Bvlgari brought true innovation to the event. Yes, Bvlgari was originally a jeweler, but that doesn’t mean the folks there can’t create some amazing watches.

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Ultra COSC

Octo Finissimo Ultra COSC

The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Ultra COSC

Let’s kick off the Bvlgari releases with a record-setting one. Yes, with a 1.7mm total thickness, the new Octo Finissimo Ultra COSC breaks Richard Mille’s previous record for the thinnest watch in the world by just 0.05mm.

This marks the continuation of Bvlgari’s quest to use this case style to make incredibly slim watches. The COSC certification and 50-hour power reserve from the manual-winding movement are even more impressive. The BVL 180 caliber is just 1.5mm thick and can be wound via a crown on the underside of the case or using a digital module within the watch packaging.

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Ultra platinum

Octo Finissimo Ultra in platinum

Bvlgari will make the new Octo Finissimo Ultra COSC in titanium, while a non-COSC version in a slightly “beefier” (ha!) 1.8mm-thick case will be available in platinum. Each rendition will see a limited run of just 20 pieces and will come on a bracelet. Bvlgari has revealed that the titanium version will cost €600,000. The price of the platinum edition has not been publicly released. Is this 40mm watch ridiculous? You bet, but it’s awesome.

The Octo Finissimo Sketch

The next series of Bvlgari releases is the Octo Finissimo Sketch. Here, the brand celebrates its 140th anniversary by bringing a hand-drawn account of the movement to the dial. The watch is available in 40mm time-only editions in steel (ref. 104163) or 18K rose gold (ref. 104165) and a 43mm chronograph GMT format in steel (ref. 104192).

No matter what is chosen, the owner will receive a very artsy piece. Bvlgari will produce just 280 units of the time-only variant in steel at €17,800 and 70 in rose gold at €51,000. The chronograph GMT is limited to 140 pieces and will cost €20,800.

The Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeletons

Next, Bvlgari has brought three tourbillon-equipped Octo Finissimos to Geneva. Two 40mm hand-wound versions in either DLC-coated titanium (ref. 103984) or 18K rose gold (ref. 103981) are available with the BVL 268 SK movement. These are just 4.85mm thick and have a power reserve of 52 hours.

These models are not limited editions, but the pricing will certainly keep them from the mainstream. The DLC model will list for €145,000. A 42mm automatic tourbillon with a platinum case (ref. 103976 in our header photo) also joins the lineup and has a thickness of just 4.95mm.

Bvlgari Octo Roma DLC

The Bvlgari Octo Roma with DLC cases

Finally, Bvlgari has added a pair of DLC-coated Roma watches. The time-only piece (ref. 103927) has a 41mm case and uses the in-house BVL 191 automatic movement with 42 hours of power reserve. It is water resistant to 100 meters and has a screw-down crown for durability. A rubber strap completes the utile look. This watch will retail for €8,900.

Bvlgari Octo Roma Chronograph DLC

A chronograph version (ref. 103932) will also be available with the automatic BVL 399, which has a 42-hour power reserve. The case is 42mm in diameter, equipped with a display back, and water resistant to 100 meters. The price for this model is €10,900.

Overall, this year’s Bvlgari releases brought record-setting levels of slimness, high-end tourbillon pieces, and creative editions to help celebrate an anniversary. Finally, the Roma line added sporty black-coated editions. For additional information on the new releases, visit the official Bvlgari website.