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    Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT v ceramic query

    I'm currently considering buying an Octo Finissimo and wanted to ask for some advice, please.

    I love the look and features of the Chrono GMT but am a bit concerned it might fit a little big for me. I have 6.75 inch wrists but they're pretty flat. The largest round watch I'm comfortable wearing is 43mm diameter and 51mm lug to lug. I wondered if any current owners would mind letting me know the lug to lug of the Chrono GMT, please?

    I'm starting to wonder if the time only Octo Finissimo might be a better fit. If I went down that route, I think I'd like to try the ceramic version. On the grey market, there's not much to separate the chrono and ceramic models in terms of cost.

    If any current owners of the time only model or chrono are able to share some wrist shots and state their wrist size, it'd be a massive help. I'm unlikely to be able to try one in person where I'm based.

    Thanks very much!

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    Re: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT v ceramic query

    I've found that the Finissimo wears larger than a traditional 40mm round watch. Otherwise I likely would have purchased one.
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    Re: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT v ceramic query

    BTW, I'm talking about the time only version. I haven't seen a Chrono GMT
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    Rolex GMT II BLNR

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    Omega SMP 2254.50
    Seiko SAGN007
    Ulysse Nardin Classico
    Hermes Slim d'Hermes

    Gone:
    Audemars Piguet 15300
    Vacheron Constantin Overseas
    Jaeger LeCoultre Tribute to Deep Sea vintage chronograph
    Rolex DateJust41 126300

    Rolex Daytona 116500

    JeanRichard Terrascope
    IWC 3239 Laureus

    Rolex Explorer II 216570
    Speedmaster Co-Axial 9300
    Omega Aqua Terra 2503.33
    Omega Aqua Terra 2502.80
    Omega SM300
    Speedy Pro 3572.50 w/ a Panda dial (three times)
    Speedy Pro 3570.50 (several times)

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    Re: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT v ceramic query

    Thanks for the reply. I have a feeling I know the answer to this (the chrono is too big) but I really want to be wrong!

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    Re: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT v ceramic query

    Have you tried putting them on? I think the Octo Finissimo is a unique design in that it does appear to wear "large" but it simultaneously is so thin and hugs the wrist so well that it can make your wrist itself *also* appear larger than it is... if that makes any sense. Which is to say that on my small wrists yes the GMT appears huge but it also contours and hugs the wrist so well that I think it is wearable.

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    Re: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT v ceramic query

    Thanks eudaimonean - I don't have the opportunity to try them on unfortunately so that's helpful to know. It'd still be great to see some wrist shots if anyone can help, please?

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    Re: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT v ceramic query

    Here are shots compared against a 39MM Royal Oak and 39MM JLC. I have like 7.2 inch wrist I think.

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    Re: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT v ceramic query

    Close to an 8” wrist




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    Re: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT v ceramic query

    Thanks very much incontrol and TedPhatana - excellent photos and lovely watches! It does look like the 40mm wears pretty big - on this basis, I think the ceramic is probably the way to go. Plus the watch looks great in the photos!

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    Hope this is useful. I have small wrists as well.
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