The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Blue Dial In Steel Ref 103431

03rd June 2020

Bvlgari is on a roll with its Octo Finissimo! The Octo Finissimo collection receives a blue dial version as well, in satin-polished stainless steel.

I recently shared my experience of wearing the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo in satin-polished steel (here). As I commented, I believe it is one of the coolest luxury sports watches available at this moment. For me, the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo in steel is the one to buy and I even prefer it over some other hyped Gérald Genta designs out there. And that comes from deep down inside my soul, as I am a big fan of the Royal Oak and Nautilus.

But which one to buy? The choice just got a lot harder. Enter the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo in satin-polished steel with a blue dial. I am a sucker for blue. My cars are blue. A lot of my clothing is blue. And, I must admit, I don’t take much convincing when it comes to blue dials either…

 

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Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Blue Dial

Normally, I end my articles with the price, but let me state it right here: €11,800. That’s a lot of money, but I can’t think of anything that would justify a lower price. The in-house developed and produced caliber BVL138 with platinum micro-rotor is a stunner. The finishing on the case and bracelet is breathtaking, and the size — 40mm — is spot-on. Bvlgari is not joking around and prooves that a watch like this doesn’t have to be in the 20 or 30k range.

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Blue Lacquered Dial

What I wrote in my hands-on review on the black dial version, also applies to this blue dial reference 103431. The thickness of the case (6.4mm) is perfect. In real life, it looks super-thin. I don’t need a watch to go thinner, otherwise, I might start getting nervous about its structural integrity.

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Blue Lacquered Dial

The thickness of the case (6.4mm) is perfect. In real life, it looks super-thin. I don’t need a watch to go thinner, otherwise, I might start getting nervous about its structural integrity.

The new dial has really thrown me for a loop. After reviewing the black dial, I was pretty certain nothing would knock that model off my wishlist. But the way Bvlgari has gone about creating this blue lacquered dial has really turned my head. A black dial might be more versatile, but a blue dial makes it more sporty. The blue lacquered dial has a sunburst finish, as you can see in the pictures. That’s a nice flash of elegance that shouldn’t be underestimated when paired with the satin-brushed case.

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