New Bovet Watches: Artistic Freedom

Aug 14, 2009
It is Pascal Raffy, who has been taking the Watchmaking House of Bovet to the new heights.

An outstanding personality and clever strategist, the brand owner pays equal attention to creating watch complications, designs and movements. This highly professional approach of his is mirrored in the brand’ latest products. Bovet watches represent an unrivalled aesthetic combination of artistic freedom and new technological achievements.

Now, Bovet is proud to introduce its fascinating Saguaro Meteorite Chronograph from the Sportster line.

The Gibeon meteorite, a special four billion-year-old material, is employed in the manufacture of the dial of the watch. Painstakingly sawn, machined and polished, every dial is afterwards dipped in an acid, exposing Widmanstatten patterns – a crystalline structure, consisting of geometrical interwoven bands. The latter present a motif the entire construction of the chronograph is based around.

The indications of the chronograph function are found along a horizontal axis, while the traditional time displays are featured along a vertical axis. The chronograph is easy-to-use due to this very design, thought-out down to the smallest detail.

The Sportster collection has also been enlarged by the Sportster Saguaro Tourbillon, presented in two diameters, equal to 45 mm and 51 mm.

The timepieces are available in a limited series of 100 items each. These two different interpretations of the Sportster Saguaro Tourbillon are animated by the in-house manufactured Caliber 13BA05.

The automatic tourbillon movement, embellished with unique finishing, has a 7-day power reserve indicator, located at 9 o’clock.

The tourbillon carriage, exposing an enchanting mechanical lacework pattern, is demonstrated at 3 o’clock. It bears the seconds hand, complementing the central hour and minute hands. The oscillating weight is sculptured in 22k gold and delicately hand-chased.

The bezel, rendered in red gold, the case-back, crown, strap lug and the conventional bow coordinate well with the case-band made of black PVD-treated titanium.

In 2007, Pascal Raffy created the Dimier brand to meet the preferences of those customers, who wished to enjoy on their wrists a Bovet watch with a right-hand crown. The first model of the kind, Recital 1, was successfully followed in 2008 by Recital 2 and then by Recital 3 Orbis Mundi, an automatic tourbillon watch, offering a 7-day power reserve and a dual time-zone display.

The novel Recital 4 model has been released in July 2009. This gorgeous complication watch is a masterpiece, created in the world of fine watchmaking by the Manufactures Dimier 1738 major specialists.

The Recital 3 Orbis Mundi watch is powered by the Caliber 13BA05 automatic movement, which offers a spectrum of useful functions.

The tourbillon carriage is decorated with the brand’s iconic lotus flower motif and carries the seconds hand. The second time-zone features 12 hours and minutes, day and night indications.

A cutout at 11 o’clock position indicates one of the 24 cities, which happens to be perfectly synchronized with the second time-zone and a 7-day power reserve gauge, which length is assured by the use of two barrels.

The practical side of this watch is characterized by two correctors, located at 11 and 1 o’clock on the case sides. They allow for easy adjustment of both the second time-zone and the 24 cities.

The impeccable dial, meanwhile, demonstrates an impressive opening, as well as a luminous compound, ensuring effortless time-reading. All these features contribute to the conventional aesthetic value, common for watches from Recital collection, created by Dimier.

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