To describe Kazuyo Sejima’s work as graphic and sleek is to understate her exceptional talent. “My dream is for architecture to provide a meaningful contribution to contemporary society. Architecture is the way people come into contact with each other in space”, emphasizes the award-winning Japanese architect – winner of the 2010 Pritzker Prize, the highest distinction in this field, and the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2004. Sharing, community spirit, and a questioning of encounters serve as a compass in her creations. She also values the functional indeterminacy of space. Establishing a close collaboration is an assurance of meeting her requirements and materializing them. Bulgari offers her the opportunity to do so in a special series bearing her name: the Octo Finissimo Automatic Sejima Edition.
Kazuyo Sejima is fond of semi-transparent surfaces. These surfaces cover many of the buildings she designed and give off a sense of mystery. This visual sensation also emanates from the watch’s dial. Made of sapphire glass decorated with an original pattern of dots, its presence evokes. The hour and minute hands, as well as the small seconds hand, move discreetly, powered by the self-winding BLV 138 caliber with 60 hours of power reserve. This ensemble harmonizes with the sculptural lines of the emblematic case, here with a diameter of 40mm. The polished steel of the case and the integrated wristband accentuate the graphic harmony, as if continuing the mirror effect created. The 360 examples of the Octo Finissimo Automatique Sejima Edition also come with a presentation box specially created for the occasion. Unique and hypnotic.