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Bovet Fleurier Pininfarina Tourbillon Ottanta

Limited Edition of 80 Pieces

A Legend in the Making

A legitimate source of national pride, Italian design is world renowned and appreciated for the unsurpassed elegance and refinement of its creations. Pininfarina, a true standard bearer of this activity, celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. Eight decades during which Pininfarina has laid down creative milestones whose elegant profiles have helped define a modern style and aesthetic, becoming a source of reverie and wonderment for
many generations. From the first blueprints produced in 1930 to the veritable empire it has become today, the Turin based group has seen its fame spread in the wake of automotive, nautical and aeronautical collaborations.

While it has never ceased to diversity its activities, Pininfarina has, until now, not collaborated with the world of fine watchmaking.

Yet, there could be no better way of commemorating a jubilee of this importance than with a prestigious timepiece. What was needed therefore was to find, in the rarefied circles of luxury watch manufacturers, a brand whose history and identity were on a par with the prestige of Pininfarina and whose capacity to complete this complex project was assured.

During an initial meeting with Mr Pascal Raffy, the owner of BOVET and DIMIER 1738, Mr Paolo Pininfarina received the assurance of having found in BOVET the brand with which he would co-write a new chapter in history to magnify the legendary past of each House and proposing a shared vision of the future.

In contrast to the notion of a private label, the concept was based from the very start on an active and equal partnership, marrying the specific strengths of the designer and watchmaker while taking into account the constraints of their respective activities. Those behind the project felt that this was the only way to achieve a perfect symbiosis of technical virtuosity, performance and beauty without compromise. Indeed it is this very
philosophy that forges the praise and success of BOVET FLEURIER and Pininfarina, who today, proudly unveil their masterpiece: The OTTANTA Tourbillon.

The Amadeo Convertible style (can be worn as a wristwatch or pocketwatch), measures 46mm x 18.5mm. It is made of titanium with double AR-coated sapphire crystals. It is water resistant to 100 meters.

Movement is the automatic micro-rotor Bovet tourbillon in-house (by Dimier 1738) caliber 16BA01 with 62 jewels, 21,600 vph and a power reserve of 80 hours. The movement is comprised of 514 parts (70 for the tourbillon cage). It is decorated and finished to the high standards of the Fondation Qualite Fleurier. Complications include a tourbillon, big date, power reserve indication and second timezone indication.

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Written by kevin

June 20, 2010 at 12:54 pm

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