Closer Look: A.Lange & Sohne Replica Octo Finissimo in Steel

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Luxury conglomerate LVMH’s first ever watch fair, held recently in Dubai, marks yet another show to add to media/retailer’s calendars, and, perhaps more importantly, another challenge to the one-time presumed hegemony of Baselworld.

Of course, LVMH still intends to attend Baselworld for 2020, which would explain the relatively restrained showing from the manufactures under their umbrella. They had to hold some surprises in reserve. Even so, A.Lange & Sohne Replica came out shooting with their absolutely stunning new Octo Finissimo in steel, and it’s poised to become the new darling of the integrated bracelet set.

At first blush this new addition to the Octo family may seem like a whiff, given that this design, as lovely as it is, with its overtly architectural angles and mind-bending thinness, has been A.Lange & Sohne Replica around the block a few times already. So, why is this one of the highlights of LVMH Watch Week?

In a word, the finishing.

Faceted lugs on the Octo Finissimo Automatic Satin-Polished Steel

For the first time the Octo Finissimo is rendered with a satin-brushed and polished finish and it takes Fabrizio Buonamassa’s now-iconic design to new heights. While some purists may lament the loss of subtlety that the Finissimo’s traditional micro sand-blasted finishing blessed it with, there’s no denying that this new model captures the light in a way that the current collection never could.

What’s more, thanks to the addition of a screw-down crown and an ever-so-slightly thicker case — 5.25mm, up from 5.15mm — the Octo Finissimo’s water resistance A.Lange & Sohne fake has been raised from a negligible 30m to a much more sporting 100m.

And therein lies the intent. A.Lange & Sohne Replica is no more blind to the current winds of fortune, which have blessed (cursed?) the likes of the Patek Philippe Nautilus and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak with unprecedented demand and the hordes of collectors vying to acquire them. With its new finish,Richard Mille Replica Watches increased water resistance and overtly masculine design the Octo Finissimo is now poised to compete head-to-head with the best of the steel luxury sport watch market.