The timepiece is engineered with the spirit of high-performance cars.
February 5, 2024: The partnership between BOVET and Pininfarina has given rise to exquisite timepieces such as the Cambiano, Ottanta, and Ottantasei. The fusion of BOVET's artisanal expertise and Pininfarina's creative ingenuity extended to their latest mechanical marvel, BOVET x Pininfarina Aperto 1.
The Aperto 1 is a contemporary masterpiece aptly named Italian for "Open." This open-worked timepiece transcends conventions, seamlessly merging traditional skeletonizing and exquisite finishing with innovative materials and a thoroughly futuristic design. Not only does the Aperto 1 showcase the intricate dance of gears and mechanics in a bold display, but it also introduces a revolutionary system for effortless strap exchange.
Crafted with a lightweight grade 5 titanium case and a comfortable 42mm size, the Aperto 1 draws inspiration from Pininfarina's diverse repertoire, embodying a perfect synthesis of elegance, savoir-faire, and functionality, while exuding a spirited sporty character.
Setting itself apart, the Aperto 1 boasts a unique approach to interchangeable straps, inspired by BOVET's patented Amadeo system. The movement is adorned with black and tantalum grey treatments, accentuating its avant-garde architecture. Crafted in-house by BOVET, every component of the movement undergoes meticulous hand-finishing to achieve perfection.
About the timepiece, Pascal Raffy, owner of BOVET, said, “I’m very excited about this vibrant, young timepiece. The Aperto 1 embodies BOVET’s and Pininfarina's passion for contemporary and futuristic design in mechanically exceptional timepieces. It exudes a new, modern design language, new colors, and new materials. The Aperto 1 is a departure for both BOVET and Pininfarina, creating a timepiece of great versatility while remaining true to the aesthetic senses of both Houses. We believe the Aperto 1 will not only captivate watch enthusiasts but also ignite the imagination of those who dare to dream and are willing to push boundaries.”
With a remarkable power reserve of 7 days and water resistance up to 30 meters, the Aperto 1 is a true testament to the collaborative ingenuity of two renowned houses, pushing the boundaries of watchmaking with a blend of tradition, innovation, and contemporary flair.
- By Pritha Debroy