The Fine Watch Club starts the clock

A 12-piece limited edition of the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo in titanium and Only Watch at the Monaco Yacht Show opens the season for the Fine Watch Club

The first international multi-brand watch owners’ club based in Switzerland, the Fine Watch Club had announced its launch date for summer 2019 and intends on fulfilling that promise. After a series of exclusive events held every month after Baselworld, the Fine Watch Club will be launching its first of many weekly offers beginning of September for the thousands of members already signed up.

Members will surely appreciate the Club’s choice for its first limited edition: the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic, record-holder of the thinnest automatic watch in the world, in titanium. And this limited edition will be even more unique: only 12 pieces will be made. Numbered and engraved, each piece will be unique. Bvlgari has, exclusively for the Fine Watch Club, created a new colour combination for this limited edition, pairing its original matte grey titanium with hour and minute hands and indices in a warm chocolate brown. The transparent caseback, which showcases the BVL 138 – Finissimo Calibre, features the inscription “The Fine Watch Club First Edition Ever”, also in brown. The 12 pieces of the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo x Fine Watch Club will be available as of the 1st of September 2019, only for Fine Watch Club members.

Only Watch and the Monaco Yacht Show

The Fine Watch Club will be organizing for its members an exclusive visit during two days in September at the Monaco Yacht Show. Join the team by the sea and dive headfirst into one of the most prestigious yachting events of the year—visit a superyacht and the Monaco Yacht Club, discover for the first time the Only Watch 2019 exhibition, and see firsthand the Monaco Yacht Show Limited Edition from the show’s title sponsor, Ulysse Nardin.

Only Watch, a biennial charity auction, has gathered for its eighth edition 52 horological brands that each develop a unique watch, some working over the course of two years to develop it. These unique pieces are then auctioned off, where all proceeds are donated to the Monegasque Association Against Muscular Dystrophy to further its research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Fine Watch Club members will have the opportunity to see first-hand and handle these unique pieces for the first time during the Monaco Yacht Show.

Privilege Offer

In addition to the Bvlgari limited edition, the Fine Watch Club will be launching its first Privilege Offer in September, which will be comprised of watches from an iconic horological brand, awarded several times over by the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). These watches will be offered at special reduced prices, available only to Fine Watch Club members. As for the “Mystery” Offer, where members will have access to offers for limited edition Fine Watch Club accessories at special prices, members will have the opportunity to acquire a watch winder from Scatola del Tempo, the famous brand whose founder originally invented the watch winder. Exclusively for members of the Club, this watch winder will come in a limited quantity and feature the colours and logo of the Fine Watch Club.

Platinum Membership Perks

While it is possible to be part of the Fine Watch Club for free as a “3 Hands” member, avid watch owners and collectors often opt for either the “Manufacture” or “Platinum” membership. “Manufacture” members will get access to offers 24 hours before everyone else and benefit from offers from numerous partners, all for the annual fee of CHF 98. “Platinum” members, on the other hand, are considered the “VVIPs” of the Fine Watch Club and will have a fast-track to offers, getting access a week before other members. They also have the chance to participate in the design process for future limited editions by telling the Club which brands and what type of personalisation they would prefer. All for the annual fee of CHF 480, which will be deducted from their first purchase of a limited edition.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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