Bovet reaches out to collectors with the OttantaSei watch, limited to 10 pieces in a platinum case.
The ongoing partnership between Swiss watchmaker Bovet and Italian automotive design studio Pininfarina has resulted in one of the most fascinating timepieces on the market. Featuring all the mechanical sophistication and refined finishes we associate with Bovet timepieces, the OttantaSei has a sleek aerodynamic case and a symmetrical layout that rivals the hands of Pininfarina.
Just days before Bovet took home the watchmaking industry’s highest honor at the 2018 GPHG, the brand was awarded the coveted “Golden Eagle Needle” with its stunning Récital 22 Grand Récital chronometer, and the brand announced the launch of its OttantaSei Tuo. Platinum version of the flywheel model. Launched in 2010 to celebrate Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary, the Ottanta Tourbillon has grown into an independent collection. To meet the needs of collectors, Bovet has produced a limited edition of 10 OttantaSei platinum watches, and the brand promises to produce an undiminished total of 86 movements. Over the years, the designers of Pininfarina and the watchmakers of Bovet have worked closely together and agreed from the outset that the time display, the double-sided flying tourbillon (regulatory mechanism) and the power reserve indicator (energy) should all be given equal Pay attention to.
“Light” was the most important word during OttantaSei’s conception, with the dial, caseback and even the sides wrapped in sapphire crystal to perfectly showcase the micromechanical display (“Limited Edition” and “Pininfarina” is laser engraved into the glass on the side of the case). OttantaSei’s unique Pininfarina case (crown at 12 o’clock) is now available in this exclusive 10-piece sparkling platinum version with a diameter of 44mm. best replica watch site 2022
Like its gold and titanium siblings, the case thickness is kept to a very reasonable 12mm, and the articulated lugs at the top are curved to fit the contours of the wrist. Although the previous titanium model only weighed 15.54 grams, you can expect the platinum model to be slightly heavier than the gold model at 51.66 grams. Featuring a slotted winding surface, the crown and four screws in the upper lugs are picked in black to complement the black rubber strap.
With its high level of skeletonization and skeletonized solutions, the dial is striking in its harmonious, symmetrical layout. Three distinct blue circles – the two counters and the perimeter of the flying tourbillon – create a balanced composition that is both pleasing to the eye and extremely legible. The satin blue counter on the left is your fuel gauge, or power reserve indicator, to see the single barrel that provides the watch with a powerful 10-day power reserve. The counter on the right indicates the hours and minutes with Arabic numerals and large, easy-to-read hands, and a view of the gear train that drives the hands below. In between is the flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock. watch replica swiss
The patented double-sided tourbillon architecture with no less than 104 components, with nearly invisible attachments, creates the illusion of the tourbillon spinning freely in space. The escapement and hairspring are located on either side of the central fixed point, enhancing the watch’s chronograph function and the beauty of the movement. The sides of the plate are hand-chamfered, with a sandblasted finish and premium Bovet-related trim.
Manual winding movement
Flip the watch over to reveal another charming face, with black-coated skeletonized bridges, exotic finishes such as “Clous de Paris” (nails) on the plate, and thick Côtes de Genève stripes. The five-spoke wheel pattern that can be seen on the top of the barrel is repeated on the bridges, barrel bridges, ratchets and even the tourbillon bridges. The hand-wound movement (17BM03) is equipped with only one barrel, but the hours, minutes, power reserve indicator and tourbillon have a powerful power reserve of 10 days (240 hours). The spherical differential cuts the winding time in half without increasing the torque of the winding mechanism. The balance frequency of 18,000vph is maintained by a spring made in-house by Bovet.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – BOVET OTTANTASEI PLATINUM
Case: 44mm diameter x 12mm height – Platinum – Crown at 12 o’clock – Sapphire crystal front, back and sides – 30m water resistance
Dial: Openworked satin blue ring on hour and minute counters, power reserve indicator and double flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock
Movement: Calibre 17BM03 Internal manual winding – 18,000 vph – 10-day power reserve – hours, minutes, flying tourbillon, power reserve indicator