The House of Bovet has launched the Virtuoso VIII 10-day Flying Tourbillon Big Date Chapter Two last week. The new 50-piece limited edition is an expression of artisanal watchmaking, decorative arts, mechanical ingenuity, and innovation.
It offers a new a new perspective on the caliber’s architecture, decoration, and function displays from the first edition, released in 2017 to celebrate the horological brand’s 195th anniversary.
The patented double face tourbillon, patented spherical winding system and patented tridimensional toothing with multiple gearing is a tribute to Maison Bovet 1822’s watchmaking heritage while keeping the spirit of modernism alive.
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The Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two offers a new perspective on the caliber’s architecture, decoration, and function displays. Both of the plate’s faces feature bridges whose shape immediately reminds us of BOVET’s historic pocket watches. The steel is chamfered and polished, the disk plates are sunk and chamfered, and the tourbillon cage bridge is made of titanium to reduce the weight of the cage and prevent any magnetic charge. #bovet #bovet1822 #pascalraffy #engineeringbrilliance #timepieces #watchmaking #virtuoso #virtuosoVIII #virtuosoVIIIchapter2 #dials #cases #movements #art #chateaudemotiers #hautehorlogerie #watchcollectors #luxurywatch #tourbillon #powerreserve #craftsmanship #patents #swissmade #handengraved #luxurylifestyle #watchesofswitzerland #genevawatchdays2020
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The watch case, offered in white and rose gold blends BOVET’s two iconic cases, the Fleurier and the Dimier. It is the first timepiece in the Fleurier collection to feature an inclined crystal aperture on the 12-6 o’clock axis.
The watch face comprises two deep blue aventurine glass subsidiary dials . One showcasing the watch’s 10-day power reserve which uses just a single barrel, while the one on the right showcases the date which is equipped with a date corrector.
Together, the big date and power reserve indicator share a figure-eight dial that represents luck, perfection, and infinity.
The watch arms over the flying tourbillion are rounded-off and polished and the surfaces of the bridges on both sides are decorated with a circular “Côtes de Genève” motif.
Each watch will retail for $178,000. The marquee has released a couple of new watches in 2020 including the The Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two in June.
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