When you think about Bulgari, you probably think of fragrances or high-end bags, but those in the know, know that the company makes incredibly detailed, interesting watches. One, the Octo, blends advanced tech with a unique design that makes it truly stand out from the crowd of sports watches.
Why is it so special? Well, the design, for one. No other watch blends straight lines and sharp angles with a round, soft bezel and welcoming dial the way the Bulgari does. Some models are impossibly thin, with all components fitted into an unbelievably narrow space. Beyond being impressive from a technical standpoint, the watch’s design makes it interesting and eye-catching in a way that not many are. Bulgari didn’t shy away from showing off the watch, either, as most variants have a display caseback to show off the decorated movement.
Another aspect of Bulgari that some overlook is its in-house movement operation. The Octo comes with Bulgari’s finest, and the company’s movements are impressive, no matter how you cut it. Even the thinnest models get a robust movement, with some sporting power reserves of up to 60 hours. The company also managed to add a 100m/330ft water resistance rating to some models, so it’s a capable watch on top of being super stylish.
Finally, there’s the watch’s flexibility. We talk a lot about timepieces that work well in dress and casual situations, and that’s exactly what we have here. The main difference is that the Bulgari’s flexibility comes regardless of whether its on the excellent bracelet or a strap. In fact, the watch may be more wearable on the bracelet, if only because its lugs feature such a unique shape. Either way, the Octo works under a dress cuff just as well as it does with a t-shirt.
If you’re looking for your next watch, it’s hard to go wrong with the Bulgari. The brand doesn’t have the wait lists and extreme demand of others like Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, and Audemars Piguet, but it does offer advanced watchmaking with unique designs. Plus, just look at this watch. How many others have such a unique, cool vibe?