To mark the bicentenary of Bovet 1822’s founder watchmakers leaving their home village of Fleurier and laying the foundations of the maison, the manufacture has decided to design and make a timepiece dedicated to travel. The Edouard Bovet Tourbillon is powered by a single barrel that ensures its impressive autonomy over ten days, despite its complications and 472 components. Three different time zones are displayed, with the local time zone occupying the centre of the timepiece. A dome indicates the day-night cycle, which turns anti-clockwise to represent the sun rising in the east and setting in the west.
Edouard Bovet Tourbilon, BOVET 1822
Virtuoso V was the first timepiece powered by the Virtuoso II calibre to feature additional complications including a jumping hour and retrograde minutes. Three years later, Bovet 1822 has given the model a new twist, including a dial that occupies the entire surface of the movement. A completely original guilloche motif has been designed for the dial, and dozens of layers of translucent blue lacquer smother the face, giving the model a perfectly flat surface adding depth and mesmerising reflection.