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Bulgari meets Japan
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Bulgari meets Japan

Monday, 03 February 2020
By The FHH Journal editors
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The famous Japanese architect and the Italian Maison join forces in creating a limited-edition Octo Finissimo.

Bulgari is partnering with Tadao Ando, one of the greatest contemporary architects, in bringing to life an exclusive Octo Finissimo series dedicated to him. Tadao Ando has acquired his reputation by using concrete and glass combined with creative lighting to create pure, essential works that are part of the history of contemporary international architecture. His major achievements include the Church of Light in Osaka, the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth in the USA and the 21_21 Design Sight in Tokyo.

Octo Finissimo Titane Tadao Ando Edition © Bulgari
Octo Finissimo Titane Tadao Ando Edition © Bulgari

Shapes, volumes, use of materials and spatial design guide his work. In this respect, Tadao Ando’s architectural creations reveal an obviously close kinship with the Octo Finissimo collection by Bulgari. This unmistakably architectural watch is made of contemporary materials such as titanium or carbon. Its graphic and refined lines are based on the same principles that guide Tadao Ando in his creative approach. It is in this spirit that the limited-edition Octo Finissmo Tadao Ando has been developed in close collaboration.

Octo Finissimo Titane Tadao Ando Edition © Bulgari
Octo Finissimo Titane Tadao Ando Edition © Bulgari

The first of two interpretations, the Octo Finissimo Titanium is issued in a 200-piece series. Its dial designed by the famous architect displays a spiral starting at the source of the seconds hand, thus evoking the infinite passing of time. The second, Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Carbon, is an eight-piece limited series. Here too, the maestro has taken up the theme of the infinite spiral of time, whose concentric circles emerge from the tourbillon to radiate over the entire dial.

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