REVIEW: Bvlgari Octo Velocissimo 102859

Dec 12, 2018
REVIEW: Bvlgari Octo Velocissimo 102859

One look at the Bvlgari Octo Velocissimo and you’ll be reminded of why angles matter. Like other Octo watches, Bvlgari has made good use of geometric shapes in designing this chronograph watch. This new model is definitely something you can’t just brush off.

features of Bvlgari Octo Velocissimo 102859 watch infographics


front view of Bvlgari Octo Velocissimo Ref. 102859 watch

The designer’s creativity of combining complex geometric looks into watchmaking makes this watch stand out.


One of the most revered watch designers of all times, Gerald Genta, preferred working with polygons in most of his works and this is one of his many creations.


In 2000, Bvlgari successfully took over the Daniel Roth and Gerald Genta designs. Since then, the company has continued to make outstanding designs for each collection. Now, we have the Octo Velocissimo 102859.


case back and strap of Bulgari Octo Velocissimo 102859 watch

The watch is quite a masterpiece, even if it’s one of Genta’s least-known creations. In this review, let’s talk about the Octo Velocissimo 102859 and try to give it justice.

The Case

Like most Bvlgari Octo watches, the case is water-resistant up to 100-metres underwater.


This Octo Velocissimo 102859 has a circular upper bezel, while the horizontal flunk is satin-brushed.


Meanwhile, the lower octagonal bezel has a polished surface, cropping out of the upper bezel, which is the watch’s main feature.

The Dial

One thing’s sure: you’ll find this Bvlgari watch looks great across your wrist. As you strap it on, the first thing to catch your eye is its titanium case and dial. All angles have a defined quality and meticulous crafting for accurate time-telling.


This watch’s black rubber bracelet is comfortable yet secure. It also shows both aesthetic appeal and flawless functionality. Furthermore, the hour and minute hands have sword-like shapes.


Additionally, the kind of emotions evoked by this feature is not only majestic but also delightful, making you feel as if you’re walking around wearing a 21st-century warrior.


Besides its water-resistant case and its incredibly-crafted dial, the Octo Velocissimo 102859 is also designed to provide you with optimal time tracking.


This model features a calibre of 328. In addition, it has a whooping 31 jewels thereby ensuring smooth movements.


Furthermore, the Octo Velocissimo 102859 has a reserve of about 50 hours and a frequency of 36,000 bph. Thus, you don’t have to worry about your watch suddenly stopping at the most crucial moments.


With this watch, you can elevate any look. Whether you’re wearing a plain shirt and jeans or formal wear, you’ll be seemingly unstoppable with the Octo Velocissimo 102859 across your wrist.


Sure the Octo Velocissimo 102859 can be likened to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, which is another creative release by Genta. But the overall look of the Piguet is incomparable to the comfort and masculine quality the Octo Velissimo possesses.


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