Every BOVET timepiece has been infused with ingenuity in the early stages of development. It is a crystallization of function and aesthetics. ) The endless thoughts have created a masterpiece of integration. BOVET 1822’s timepieces go beyond the perfect mechanical structure, achieve the ultimate harmony of beauty and technology, and bloom a round and elegant charm.
The date display dial surrounds the hour and minute dial in a concentric circle design. The uniquely shaped chassis outlines a 240-degree arc, leading the tourbillon frame below it.
The brand’s new work carefully considers the movement’s functions, the visual aesthetics of the decorative details, and the mode and position of the display hands. The designer has fully reflected the aesthetic considerations and the various functions that were chosen when drafting the first draft, allowing the watchmaker to conceive the corresponding technical solution. Since the beginning of creation, new ideas have gone hand in hand with technological factors. In the creative policy of Pascal Raffy’s team, a new high-performance watch with complex functions came into being: combining the tourbillon movement with the perpetual calendar function, without hindering users from exquisitely appreciate the exquisite and transparent tourbillon frame, and taking care of the perpetual calendar is the most difficult. Achieved ideal for easy reading.
Summit Mechanical Masterpiece
The creative tone of the new watch makes the retrograde perpetual calendar specification an inevitable choice to see through the magnificent structure of the tourbillon frame. To this end, the research and development department of DIMIER 1738 watchmaking workshop, conceived solutions for easy-to-read functions. The calendar display windows of traditional watches are mostly located in the center of the dial, while the hour and minute displays are located on both sides. Pascal Raffy’s idea is exactly the opposite: the hour and minute display occupies the center dial position. Because human eyes are used to interpreting the hour and minute hands, the limited dial space still does not impair its legibility. The space at the edge of the dial was released to become the foothold of the day and month display window. The large horizontally opposite display window indicates that the fonts embedded in it are magnificent. The font on the sapphire crystal dial is white or black (depending on the dial tone), which makes it more legible. The clear turntable adds a sense of space, and at the same time sees the exquisite machinery, making people appreciate it. The display window is black or white as the background color, which clearly sets off the words of the week and month.
The hand-embedded back dial is painted and processed to complement each other with two same-colored base plates that display the number of the individual timepiece and the number of stones in the movement. The two base plates can be engraved with personal information or painted with miniature strokes according to user requirements, adding magnificent thoughts.
Reverse hand-mounted five-day power reserve retrograde perpetual calendar watch
The date indicator Thai semi-hidden under the hour and minute plate, only the triangle arrow glides over the date plate, clearly indicating the date, while adding mysterious beauty. In order to be able to install retrograde mechanical components under the delicate time-division dial to promote the detailed 240 ° retrograde indicator, the watchmaker of DIMIER 1938 workshop specially developed a micro-shaped gear for the watch and registered a patent. At 12 o’clock, there are two concentric dials that display the leap year cycle and the remaining days of the power reserve, adding practical functions to this watch that can run continuously for five days. The tourbillon frame at the six o’clock position pushes the watch’s flawless timekeeping function. The arm frame connected to the 3/4 board sets off the beautiful arc of the tourbillon frame. The round shape and the hour and minute display above form the ‘8’, which means luck and wealth. A tourbillon composed of a balance spring produced by the DIMIER 1738 workshop drives a precisely calculated balance amplitude, allowing the heart of the watch to beat 21,600 times per hour, while retaining the extraordinary power reserve specifications of the movement and more than nine Complication. The tourbillon frame is composed of 69 well-structured and delicately decorated components, which are inspired by the creation of the first timepieces of BOVET 1822 nearly two hundred years ago, including the unique blue lacquered balance wheel; the arm design is interpreted with the Yin-Yang philosophy Escapement wheels; and escapement forks with scales. The watch has a double-sided design, so the front and back of each component are polished by hand. The artisans in the workshops do their best according to tradition and create extraordinary quality with ingenuity. The same outstanding details include the exquisite and sharp reentry angle and the rounded corner technology of the tourbillon frame splint. Both of them show that the craftsmanship has reached the pinnacle, confirming the rigorous quality requirements of BOVET 1822 and DIMIER 1738.
Tourbillon Virtuoso III is a new member of the Grand Complications complex function watch, adding practical functions to the series, injecting magnificent artistic colors into the high-end watch country, activating the level of craftsmanship, and inheriting the fine tradition of BOVET
The watch’s full range of functions also includes a hand-embedded hour and minute display on the back. This original and unique feature designed by the DIMIER 1738 workshop for all Grandes Complications watches was born out of the ever-changing concept of the Amadeo® case. First introduced in Fleurier’s full range of Amadeo® cases in 2010, the flexible shape can easily be transformed into a double-sided watch, table clock or pocket watch without the need for tools. The watch’s colorful appearance allows the tourbillon’s ingenuity to be fully utilized. The latter’s adjustment device uses a precise vertical axis design to offset the effect of gravity on the operation of the timepiece. This feature is especially important when the timepiece is used as a pocket watch or a clock.
The perfect embodiment of watchmaking
The craftsmen of Pascal Raffy and BOVET 1822 believe that precision machinery and timing technology alone are not enough to stand alone, and the watch’s finishing process is equally important. This magic of the perfect combination of technology and aesthetics has driven BOVET since 1822 to pursue a tradition of master-class luxury watchmaking. The complex movement structure and the mechanical action of mutual traction, unobstructed craftsmen engraved the Fleurier motif on the surface of all plywood and the machine plate, making the Fleurier pattern engraved by collectors by hand since 192, on curved, vertical and even hidden surfaces On the show again. The sapphire crystal week and month turntables are crystal clear, allowing users to enjoy the magnificent and beautiful mechanical dance steps. The stylish appearance of the watch continues Edouard Bovet’s pioneering development of a transparent caseback, which is a new generation of masterpieces that Edouard Bovet is happy to see through the innovative spirit of exquisite machinery.
Tourbillon Virtuoso III limited to 117 gold tones
The design inspiration of the case also comes from the brand’s past masters: the two crystal mirrors are beautifully curved, reminiscent of the big fire enamel case back of the BOVET pocket watch. This meticulous feature directly affects the structural shape of the movement. The thickness of the latter must be concentrated in the central position to fit the concept of space utilization advocated by the great architect Le Corbusier. Virtuoso III Tourbillon goes back to its historical roots and travels past time and space. The button attached to the mainspring is located on the lugs above the watch, allowing the case back to open like a pocket watch made by BOVET in the 19th century.