Bovet Ottanta Tourbillon

Bovet’s Ottanta Tourbillon is Advant Garde!

It is no wonder this particular Bovet has won praise from the horological community for its design & movement.

Designed in partnership with ‘Pininfarina’ (best known for its designs of Ferrari luxury cars) the Ottanta Tourbillon is essentially 3 watches in 1. It comes equipped with a mechanism that allows the watch to be worn displaying the dial or caseback facing up. Bovet also gives you the option to take the wrist strap off, attach a titanium chain and use it as a pocket watch. All bases are covered.

So if you have $300,000, act quickly, as these are limited to 80 pieces.

(Model Name: Ottanta Tourbillon)

Product Specifications

Movement

Calibre: Bovet 16BA01
Diameter: 36.00mm
Height: 12.60mm

Number of components

Complete movement: 514
Tourbillon cage: 70
Big date: 75
Number of jewels: 62
Power reserve: 80 hours minimum
Frequency: 21,600 Ah (3Hz)

All components are developed, manufactured and decorated by Dimier 1738 according to criteria defined by the Fleurier Quality Foundation.

Base plate

Material: Brass
Decoration: Sand-blasted, drawn flanks, micro circular graining (1738 grains Ø
1.50mm), chamfered and polished by hand, hand-polished sinks
Color finish: NAC

Bridges

Case back side
Material: Brass
Decoration: Sand-blasted, drawn flanks, micro circular graining (grains with Ø 1.50
and 1.00mm), chamfered and polished by hand, hand-polished sinks, rear display bridge with vertical Côtes de Genève and circular bipolar Clou de Paris
Color finish: NAC

Dial side

Material: Brass
Decoration: Sand-blasted, drawn flanks, chamfered and polished by hand, vertical
Côtes de Genève on underside, circular grained
Color finish: NAC

Barrels

2 barrels in series. Snailed barrel drums and covers, circular-grained open ratchet with 5 arms, chamfered and polished by hand

Wheels and pinions

Circular-grained wheels, hand-polished mouldings and chamfers
Burnished pivots with rounded and burnished ends

Springs, jumpers and steel parts: Fine brushed, drawn flanks, chamfered and polished by hand (no “wire” springs)

Automatic

Off-centred platinum micro-rotor, shot-blasted, chamfered and circular- grained
Tourbillon

Rotation: 1 turn in 80sec
Balancing: By special Pininfarina screw
Tourbillon bridges: Stainless steel, block polished, drawn flanks, chamfered and polished by hand, sinks polished by hand, fine-brushed underneath
Cage bridge: Stainless steel, block polished, chamfered and polished by hand on both sides
Cage wheel: Stainless steel, circular-grained, chamfered and polished by hand on both sides

Balance

Inertia: 9.80mg/cm2
Mass: 72mg
Arms in a figure of 8 shape within a 0 (evoking the 80th anniversary of Pininfarina)
Rim and 4 special Pininfarina screws in CuBé treated in blue Pininfarina PVD, block-polished.

Total weight: 0.48g

Indications

Dial side: Hours and minutes shown by central hands
Seconds by crown engraved and lacquered in a window at 3 o’clock
(1 t/3min)
Power reserve indicator hand at 9 o’clock
Big date by 2 overlapping disks at 6 o’clock

Movement side: Hour hand at 12 o’clock (reading accuracy: ¼ hour)

Exterior

Case Type: AMADEO Convertible (double sided wristwatch, table clock, pocket
watch)
Diameter: 46.00mm
Height: 18.50mm (on crystals)
Water-resistance: 10 Atm (100m – 300ft)

Material
Middle: Grade 5 titanium (Ti5), circular fine-brushed
Bezel and back: Stainless steel DLC

Crystals
Bezel: Sapphire, domed, anti-reflection treatment on inside
Back: Sapphire, flat, anti-reflection treatment on inside

Crown: Fine-brushed DLC titanium. Polished Pininfarina 80th anniversary logo
Chain: Shot-blasted grade 5 titanium

Engravings
Middle: 8 phrases evoking the 8 decades of Pininfarina
“La linea, la forma deve diventare sobstanza, materia viva” 1930s
“Le cose che abbiamocreato appartengono albi altri” 1940s
“La vita di un uomo è troppo corta per condurre a buon fine un’impresa” 1950s
“Col tempo, lo stile consente di notare qualcosa di fiù vivo del ricordo della bellezza” 1960s
“La tradizzione del nuovo” 1970s
“In quasi sessant’anni di vita lo stile Pinninfarina è sempre stato corrente” 1980s
“La Pininfarina è un’azienda giovane” 1990s
“Pensare, disegnare e constrire automobili è soprattutto una responsabilita sociale” 21st century

Movement: Individually numbered (xx/80) on screwed plate

Dial
Flange: Brass, with anthracite color treatment
Lower plate: Rock crystal with metalized surface and transfer printing
Dial feet: Secured by special Pininfarina screws

Strap
Material: Rubber with calf velour-finish lining
Fixing: Special Pininfarina screws

Buckle: Pin-type buckle in grade 5 titanium, fine-brushed and shot-blasted,
chamfered and polished by hand with “Pininfarina” engraving

Watch box: Exclusive black leather, blue Pininfarina stitching, engraved plate with
individual numbering (xx / 80)