When you purchase a watch from the HODINKEE Shop, you’re buying into the HODINKEE Guarantee. It’s our promise to make buying a new, modern watch online as painless and worry-free as possible. As part of the HODINKEE Guarantee, we offer an extra year warranty – in addition to the brand’s stated coverage – on all new watches from the companies we represent as an Authorized Retailer. We want to make sure your watch is taken care of, just in case you encounter any defects or issues down the road.
For too long, the standard warranty that Swiss watchmakers have adhered to is a brief two years, but recently, we’ve witnessed more and more brands increase the length of their warranty coverage. The latest company to announce a warranty expansion is BVLGARI, which recently extended its guarantee on all timepieces purchased through its network of Authorized Retailers – including the HODINKEE Shop.
Effective on all BVLGARI watches purchased after September 1, 2020, BVLGARI’s new warranty policy covers every single BVLGARI timepiece, but there is one important distinction in how coverage is applied. BVLGARI’s former two-year warranty has been increased to a total of three years across the brand’s entire diverse watch portfolio, but it has also focused on bringing more added value, through an even longer warranty, to its premier timepieces that feature in-house movements. Those watches – including every single model in the groundbreaking, ultra-thin Octo Finissimo family – now come stock with a five-year warranty, a significant three-year increase compared to before.
And don’t forget that, when you purchase a BVLGARI watch from the HODINKEE Shop, you’ll receive an extra year of coverage on top of the brand’s new policy. That means if you buy one of the brand-new BVLGARI Aluminium sport watches today, it will be under warranty until September 2024, or if you’ve had your eye on one of the two new Octo Finissimo watches in Satin-Polished Steel, your warranty will be available all the way up to 2026.
Every new BVLGARI watch is delivered with its three-year warranty (four when purchased from the HODINKEE Shop) already activated, but if you purchase an Octo Finissimo and want to claim its additional two year-warranty, you do have to take the extra step of registering your watch online with BVLGARI. Luckily, that process has been streamlined, and all it takes is scanning the QR code on the warranty card delivered with your order and following the stated directions on your smartphone.
After that short process, your BVLGARI Octo Finissimo will be all set to be worn worry-free for the next six years.
You can discover the HODINKEE Shop’s entire selection of BVLGARI timepieces right here.