In 2015, the BOVET Complications Collection is being completely renewed with the arrival of the Virtuoso II watchmaking specialties caliber, developed and manufactured by the Maison’s artisans to power a multitude of watchmaking complications useful to collectors. At the same time, the Virtuoso II caliber meets the specific and unique requirements that characterize BOVET timepieces, such as the reversibility offered by the Amadeo® convertible case system.
All of the timepieces in the collection provide information on both sides of the movement. One face displays hours, minutes, and seconds as well as the power reserve and allows the movement’s characteristic architecture to be admired. The other side repeats hours, minutes, and seconds and adds information related to the specific complications of the timepiece, which are jumping hours with retrograde minutes in the instance of the Amadeo® Fleurier Virtuoso V.
The movement’s architecture displayed on the other side of the timepiece is evoked by plates that are alternately lacquered and hand-engraved, then harmoniously staggered in a series of layers until they reach the top dial indicating the hours and minutes. The jumping hour display appears in an aperture in the center of the timepiece. This complication enables quick and intuitive reading of the time in complete simplicity and creates a privileged place for the expression of watchmaking decorative arts.
DIMIER 1738 Manufacture have mastered this technical feat to perfection.
Pascal Raffy designed Virtuoso V to offer a space that artisan dial-makers, hand engravers or miniature painters could personalize to meet the desires expressed by collectors. Be it the dial displaying the timepiece’s various indications or the different decorative plates, there are no fewer than eight dials each requiring more than 10 hours of work, carried out on each timepiece by the artisans of the DIMIER 1738 Dial Manufacture. Elegant, delicately hand-engraved surfaces are inserted between the dial and the lacquered or painted plates.
Type: Amadeo® convertible
Thickness (With Glasses): 15.70mm
Thickness (Without Glasses): 11.80mm
Gold Weight: 83.06gr (red gold) / 86.05gr (white gold)
Case Material: 18K red or white gold
Bracelet Full skin alligator
Buckle 18K red or white gold ardillon
Chain Rhodium-plated silver chain
Water Resistance: 30m
Calibre Virtuoso II à spécialités horlogères DIMIER 1738
Diameter: 13 ¾’’’
Power reserve: 5 days
Black or white polished lacquered with Roman applied numerals
Jumping hours, minutes retrograde, sub-seconds (patented co-axial seconds), power reserve indicator, reversed hand-fitting (hours, minutes and seconds)
Limited edition of 100 Timepieces per color of dial and of case
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