Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

236 Bulgari Extremely Precious and Very Limited Edition Octo L’Originale Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold With Full Set Pave Baguette Diamonds, Reference 103 212, With Box and Papers

Estimate: € 500,000 –⁠ 1,000,000

Sold € 650,000

Lot Description

Model: Octo L'Originale
Reference: 103212
Case Material: White Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: White Gold and Diamonds
Year: 2019
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: BVL 191
Case N°: P0-0002
Dimensions: 44 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Papers

The Octo collection was launched in 2012 and represent Bulgari’s use of innovative materials and highest precision, becoming a major player in the luxury sports watch market in just a few short years. Inspired by the arches of Maxentius Basilica in the Roman Forum, the Octo displays a distinct, eye-catching appearance, leek taught lines and powerful appearance. The Octo exists in a variety of metals such as titanium, steel, ceramic and pink gold but recentrly Bulgari offered to the market and incredibly astonishing version in white gold with full-diamond set: the Octo L’Originale, such as the present lot. Just to make clear the preciousness of this lot will be needed the help numbers: on the case, bracelet, and crown, you've got 979 baguette cut diamonds at VVS quality.. On the dial, you've got 192 baguette cut diamonds at VVS quality and one round rose cut diamond at VVS quality, totaling approximately 7.74 carats. This means a total of 1,172 stones totaling OVER 50.25 carats! Despite all of the stones, the case's architecture is still extremely clear and crisp. As you get closer and closer to the center of the dial, you need smaller and smaller baguettes, and finding stones that were small enough with the right geometry was tough, moreover the numerals and hour markers are set in between the stones, and the logo is printed on the underside of the crystal. To make the present model more desirable and precious compare to similar full-diamonds creations by Patek Philippe or Audemars Piguet is that the Octo is set entirely with baguette-cut diamonds, not smaller brilliant-cut stones, so the cost-per-carat is higher compared to the others. The only round-cut stone is the one set into the crown. Offered in basically unworn conditions, the lot also comes with its original box and papers and is definitely one of the most shining and highly crafted specimens ever appeared on the market in recent years.