2017 marks the 195th anniversary of Bovet, the brand has just released the new Bovet Virtuoso VIII 10-Day Flying Tourbillon Big Date.
Virtuoso VIII expresses the quintessence of its values while elevating them to new heights with a sense of harmony that is constantly being perfected. Only 80 Limited-edition pieces to commemorate the occasion, will be available in three case materials: 18k red gold, 18k white gold, and platinum.
THE VIRTUOSO VIII IS, however, the first timepiece in the Fleurier Collection to reprise an inclined crystal aperture along the 12 o’clock to 6 o’clock axis, like the innovative case of the Récital 18 Shooting Star® presented in 2016 and that of this year’s Récital 20 Astérium®. This truly innovative concept creates new perspectives for caliber architecture, as well for the decoration and display of functions. The movement of this new ambassador for the collection also features a number of significant innovations, as well as three of the patents pioneered by the Braveheart® Tourbillon, which was initially presented in 2015. But above all, the Virtuoso VIII is the ultimate expression of the artisanal watchmaking tradition that has been upheld by BOVET since 1822.
Case size is 44mm wide with a thickness of 13.45mm
The big date was designed in such a way that its mechanism occupies the smallest possible surface area while displaying as big a date as possible: two opposing constraints that have been masterfully resolved. It is hard to believe that the diameter of the dial overlooking the big date disks could result in such a sizable display. The space between the unit disk and hours disk has been reduced to the strict minimum in order to further optimize legibility and enable the use of a single aperture without separating the tens from the units.