The world recently witnessed the collaboration of ‘Bovet’ the Swiss watchmakers and ‘Pininfarina’ best known for designing Ferraris. This joint collaboration gave birth to a highly exclusive Bovet Ottana Tourbillon that incorporates the complex movement that one expects from such a large name as Pininfarnia. This Italian design house is expanding its horizon that extends beyond automobiles to include trains and much more.
The new tourbillion comes with a large date indicator, 80-hour power reserve meter and minute repeater that are all incorporated into the brass crafted 514-piece Calibre 16BA01 movement. The case can be additionally mounted facing forward or backward or can be separated from the suede like calfskin strap that can be worn as a wristwatch or used as a desk clock.
While we talked highly of Pininfarnia, Bovet is also not left behind. It is a cult in the watch industry. They are champions of a style of watch making that gives individual craftsmen and women the opportunity to express rare skills. Insisting on finest materials and rarest workmanship they perpetuate the tradition in decorative arts for its dials and movements that made its watches the among the most treasured luxury objects of the 19th century.
The tourbillion priced at $300,000 is a limited edition of 80 that is offered in either DLC-coated steel and titanium or titanium with rose or white gold detail.