Confirming the new partnership at Monterey Car Week, Automobili Pininfarina and BOVET 1822 marked the world premiere of the first production-specification Battista pure-electric hyper GT
August 30, 2021: Writing a new chapter in the history of BOVET 1822 and Pininfarina, the announcement of this partnership celebrates the creation of the first automobile that has been designed and completely assembled in Cambiano.
The exquisite new Battista pure-electric hyper GT was launched at an exclusive event at Monterey Car Week in California and will be revealed as a unique new timepiece later this year.
The CEO of Automobili Pininfarina, Per Svantesson spoke about how the company has established itself as the world’s first pure-electric luxury car company. Welcoming clients who are excited by the company’s mission to create sustainable yet collectible art forms, with the Battista, they have challenged their own team members to ensure that it is beautiful by design, combines evocative and pure lines seamlessly and complements the most advanced electric powertrain technology in the world.
Looking back on the day they first connected with Pascal Raffy and the artisans of BOVET 1822, Mr. Svantesson says that they felt the mutual inspiration from the opportunity to create another art form for clients who desire the pinnacle in design and watchmaking, and with the unveiling of the first timepiece together later this year, the aim is to showcase another step forward in the world of artisanal horology.
The owner of BOVET 1822, Mr. Raffy spoke about the importance of the 11-year partnership with Pininfarina. From the beginning itself, the two brands have worked closely together in design, technology and engineering, simultaneously utilising the artisanal nature of the BOVET 1822 manufacturing. Sharing the same values, these two houses are now heading into the future together.
He projects, as the world is becoming more sustainable, the future lies in electric cars, and that is what makes the beautiful Battista so exciting - the combination of engineering excellence with hand-made attention to detail, exactly like the fine timepieces of the House of BOVET. A hypercar of astounding detail, and with almost 1900hp, Battista is sustainable and 100% electric.
Over these 11 years, BOVET 1822 and Pininfarina have debuted quite a few number of timepieces, all of which have been cutting edge, infused with the spirit of Pininfarina design and underline the foundation of BOVET 1922 heritage and tradition. These realised timepieces include the Ottanta, Ottantadue, Ottantatre, Ottantasei, Cambiano, Sergio and Novanta.
Looking towards the future, the BOVET 1822 and Automobili Pininfarina partnership will continue this unique pioneering story between the two houses, pushing each other to new avenues of design excellence and innovation, at the same time evolving the nature of this partnership.