The redesigned limited edition timepieces are an embodiment of the Maison’s timeless heritage and spirit of innovation
August 31, 2020: The House of Bovet has come up with a second chapter to the Virtuoso VIII 10 Day, Flying Tourbillon, Big Date. Redesigning the iconic watch, it is inspired from the maison’s previous collections reflecting the artisanal craftsmanship and mechanical ingenuity.
An amalgamation of Bovet’s two exemplary cases, the watch is housed in the Fleurier case with its crown and bow at 12 o’clock with an inclined crystal aperture on the 12-6 o’clock axis, reminiscent of the Dimier collection’s writing slope case. The caliber, or the movement of the watch, is manufactured in Bovet’s workshops and showcases the technical prowess of the House of Bovet. The arms flying over the tourbillon are polished and rounded off and the bridges on both the sides are embellished with a “Côtes de Genève” circular motif. The single barrel provides a 10 day power reserve.
The dial, made of blue aventurine glass, forms the horizontal number eight symbolizing luck, perfection and infinity. Reducing space between the units’ disk and hours’ disk optimizes readability and the ease of date correction is enabled by a simple press on the crown positioned at the 12 o’clock. The ingenious spherical differential winding system ensures lesser friction between gears during the full winding of the spring required for the 10 days power reserve.
Available in limited edition of 50 pieces, the Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two is an exquisite reflection of Bovet’s extraordinary dedication and unparalleled watchmaking.