Bovet unveils the limited OttantaSei platinum edition
November 12, 2018: The Ottantasei tourbillon is the latest creation born of the partnership between Bovet and Italian car design firm Pininfarina—which enables them to achieve the accuracy that characterizes this exceptional timepiece. To satisfy its collectors, the maison is offering an exceptional edition of the Ottantasei in platinum, limited to just 10 of 86 total movements manufactured.
Bovet’s artisans rose to multiple challenges, including the machining and three-dimensional decoration of the main plate. Bovet's technicians imagined an ingenious casing system that also significantly reduced the thickness of the timepiece, all without hindering the lateral transparency created by the original sapphire crystals along the case periphery.
The technical specifications alone will satisfy the most demanding connoisseurs. A single barrel keeps the double-sided flying tourbillon revolving for more than 10 days. The tourbillon's architecture and design increase both the piece's accuracy and transparency, since its attachments are practically invisible. Lastly, a spherical differential halves the time it takes to wind the piece without increasing the torque of the winding mechanism. This plethora of innovations led to the filing of three international patents.
Despite the enthusiasm generated by this collection, a total of only 86 timepieces are to be manufactured, out of which only 10 are manufactured in platinum. Out of respect for the maison's collectors, Pascal Raffy, owner of Bovet, took the bold decision to limit the series by the total number of movements. With this same focus on service, each Ottantasei benefits from a five-year international guarantee.