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;-)) That was when I visited their boutique in Napoli, Italy a couple years ago, so my assumption is either they didn't fill it with real gold or someone would have had the same idea before I could even see it....but you never know! ;-))
Sep 24, 2021,14:41 PM
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Tried on a few Octo Finissimos at long last.
By: Gwai : September 24th, 2021-12:19
While I went specifically to see the silver dial small seconds in steel, above, and the black dial chronograph GMT on rubber strap, which they didn't have in store, the pictured chrono GMT made the strongest impression on me. The striking contrast between...
all spectacular pieces
By: keks : September 24th, 2021-12:52
personally i own the skeleton and love wearing it... stealth and an engineering marvel. best of luck going through a decision making process on these.... personally i would love to see the new chrono but have not yet had a chance to do so in the real.
Looks Great On Your Wrist!
By: enjoythemusic : September 24th, 2021-13:11
Enjoyed reading your initial impressions. Long-term, the bracelet is very comfortable too. Did you see how the clasp butterfly goes into the bracelet for added comfort? Look fwd to your opinion on other Octos. ...
Thank you! Opening the bracelet on the wrist took me a while and only
By: Gwai : September 24th, 2021-13:26
when I understood how that worked did I also comprehend what you mentioned about the integration of the clasp. Ingenious and super comfortable, indeed. And the movements are obviously something to marvel at, too. Didn't take any movement pictures because ...
Thanks for all the pictures
By: Geo : September 24th, 2021-14:51
the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo line is a great series of watches, that have an amazing presence and wrist comfort. I am wearing the titanium version, but I do love the new steel version with a silver dial. Here is mine, a titanium version from the first colle...
Lovely! I had the same experience as you, recently.
By: JoshTheCanadian : September 24th, 2021-14:52
Obviously, I ended up going with the silvered dial, although I really do love the titanium iterations as well. For me, it came down to water resistance. I could see myself adding a second OF down the line. It is an interesting statement piece, that I coul...
I am optimistic!
By: JoshTheCanadian : September 24th, 2021-15:12
These things happen - I had a kind of similar experience with my JLC. I am just sad it is off my wrist. It is such an addictive watch to wear.
These are really spectacular watches
By: blau : September 24th, 2021-21:32
I'll say I like them best in titanium--the extremely matte finish makes them look almost like concrete, which really emphasis the watch's peculiarity.
They all look good on your wrist.
By: Jay (Eire) : September 25th, 2021-01:18
I don’t know about the strap though, the bracelet is such an integral part of the design. But best to see it in person as you plan.
Agreed on the central role of the bracelet.
By: Gwai : September 25th, 2021-11:46
However, the "insubstantial" feel of the titanium bracelet was probably the only aspect that didn't win me over and would at least take me some time to get used to.
It's still just flirting, to be honest, as I am
By: Gwai : September 25th, 2021-16:18
waiting for something else that might or might not come my way anytime soon. Plus, according to my wife, I would have to give my arm hair a serious trim if I wore anything that slim and I can't see myself do that, ever...
They're all lovely!
By: j.delage : November 11th, 2021-18:28
I would like to see a non-chromo GMT version, maybe with the 24hr dial at 7 o'clock.
I really like the octo as well.
By: Wristenthusiast : December 9th, 2021-20:41
I did not buy, but here are my wrist shots (finger smudges are mine).from when I tried it on. My only concern was/is: will I continue to like the unique profile as time goes on or will it feel like a passing fad? I tend to enjoy classic styling and this f...
Yeah, that’s the turmoil I’m in.
By: Wristenthusiast : December 9th, 2021-22:49
I think they look good on my wrist also. I’m waiting to see if after awhile, I still think that.🤔🤔