The story of the Maison BOVET officially began on May 1, 1822, but its destiny was set in motion by a major event four years earlier, in 1818.
The Maison’s watchmakers have revisited the tried-and-true architecture of the flying tourbillon, introduced into BOVET collections in 2015, to offer a new and prestigious rendering of this classic feature. However, the comparison stops there. Having been fully redesigned, the movement is truly original.
The Edouard Bovet Tourbillon is powered by a single barrel that ensures its impressive autonomy of over ten days, despite its many complications and 472 components. Using this same power, three different time zones can be displayed based on an entirely original configuration that offers complete and intuitive readability, with the local time zone occupying the center of the timepiece. In addition to the hour and minute hands, a dome indicates the day-night cycle. This dome turns anti-clockwise to represent reality as closely as possible, with the sun rising in the east and setting in the west.
Each of the two additional times displayed correspond to any one of the earth’s twenty-four-time zones, set according to the user’s preference. Each window displays the name of the chosen city and the time in this same zone via a hand that moves over a 24-hour dial. This hand follows the contour of a hemispherical dome representing the Earth and naturally passes over the meridian of the chosen time zone. To minimize power consumption and optimize the timepiece’s chronometry, the two domes are made of titanium. This choice of material makes the craftsmanship of these domes more complicated, both technically and artisanally. The dome’s surface is engraved to represent a world map, which has been specially redesigned to take up the hemispherical surface of the dome. The surface of the oceans is lowered in order to receive the blue Super-LumiNova, which is delicately applied by hand.
|Country of Manufacture||Switzerland|
|Bracelet Strap||Full skin alligator|
|Case||18k Red Gold, Amadeo® convertible system - fully Integrated Convertible Case (wristwatch, pocket watch, table clock)|
|Clasp Type||18k Red Gold Ardillon, 18k Red Gold Chain|
|Crystal||Anti-reflective Sapphire Crystal|
|Crown||at 12 o'clock|
|Dial Color||Blue Guilloché|
|Functions||Reversed hand-fitting (hours, minutes and power reserve indicator), hours, minutes, seconds on tourbillon, Triple Time Zone, Hemispherical Earth Maps|
|Dial Markers||Roman Numerals|
|Movement||Manual Winding, Caliber 16BM04-TT, 10 days power reserve|
|Other||Limited Edition of 60 Pieces, 3 times patented|
|Water Resistance||30 meters|