Bovet Meets Its Match

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Bovet and Pininfarina are no strangers, the two luxury houses have been partnering on joint projects since 2010. Both share a mutual understanding of excellence, which resulted in the creation of the Ottantasei tourbillon.

Owner of Bovet Pascal Raffy’s instructed his Ottantasei teams to showcase its essential mechanic, which led the designers and watchmakers to join forces from the very start of the project. The teams gave importance to the three main mechanical groups contained within a watch movement: the energy, time display, and regulating organ, which here is a patented double-sided flying tourbillon.

The technical specifications alone will satisfy the most demanding connoisseurs. A single barrel keeps the double-sided flying tourbillon revolving for more than 10 days. The tourbillon’s architecture and design increase both the piece’s accuracy and transparency, since its attachments are practically invisible. A spherical differential halves the time it takes to wind the piece without increasing the torque of the winding mechanism. A truly magnificent piece.

A total of only 86 timepieces are to be manufactured. Out of respect for the Maison’s collectors, Pascal Raffy took the bold decision to limit the series by the total number of movements.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Case
Type Pininfarina
Diameter 44mm
Thickness 12mm
Material Platinum
Bracelet Rubber
Clasp Titanium
Water resistance 30m

MOVEMENT

Calibre 17BM03
Type Hand-wound movement
Diameter 17’’’
Frequency 18,000A/h
Power reserve 10 days
Functions Hours, minutes and power reserve indicator
DIAL Satin-finished blue

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