Bovet’s exemplary Virtuoso V model, with hopping hours and retrograde seconds on one face and hours, minutes, seconds and force reserve marker on the reverse, gets a makeover in 2020 with a blue guilloché sub-dial and lavish hand-engraved Fleurisanne themes. In a similar soul, Bovet’s more contemporary Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One, with its inclining sapphire precious stone case and host of complications, additionally gets a new face with the fuse of a straightforward red quartz sub-dial.
Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One
Bovet’s set of three of cosmic tourbillon watches – the Shooting Star (2016), the Astérium (2017) and the Grand Récital 22 (victor of the GPHG Aiguille d’Or in 2018) – showed the world that the brand was fit for delivering insanely complicated watches. Aside from the dazzling complications and top of the line completes, the three watches were housed in inclining ‘composing work area’ cases. Following in the wake of this set of three came the Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One (2019), a more current articulation of a tourbillon and moon-stage watch housed in a straightforward sapphire gem case reacting to proprietor Pascal Raffy’s mission for transparency.
Panoramic slanting case
The Récital 26 Brainstorm of 2020 is as yet housed in an all encompassing slanting sapphire gem case however commences 2020 with a domed straightforward red quartz dial, a representative tone for the brand’s Chinese aficionados. Just for the record, there are different decisions of dial tones with green or blue quartz alternatives and even a dark propeller-formed dial. Estimating 48mm in measurement with a case thickness of 15.50mm, the sapphire gem case is upheld with titanium hauls and a titanium caseback, materials known for their gentility. You can figure out the difficulties looked by Pascal Raffy’s group to build and clean the slanted sapphire gem repository in MONOCHOME’s exclusive video here .
A landscape of domes
A crescent cut-out at 12 o’clock on the domed red quartz hours and minutes counter reveals the hemispherical exactness 3D moon-stage pointer (requiring an amendment of only one day every 122 years) that ascents up to a similar level as the dial. The sensible surface of the two moons (north and south side of the equator) are engraved and loaded up with Super-LumiNova while the night sky is produced using two round and domed aventurine glass plates.
A sickle molded indent on the red quartz dial at 6 o’clock uncovered the twofold face flying tourbillon. Suspended in mid-air, the tourbillon is beautified with a sun theme and held set up by five arms. The 10-day power reserve pointer is set inside a silver circle at 4 o’clock and the large date shows up straightforwardly inverse, at 8 o’clock with an emptied out circle to outline the numerals that are imprinted on two plates. The circle lodging the units is likewise produced using sapphire to provide the essential straightforwardness. As you would anticipate from Bovet, the completions are remarkable from every angle.
Stepped movement architecture
When viewed from the side, you can value how the manual-winding movement’s atypical development coordinates the tendency of the sapphire case. With its ventured engineering and progression of slanted planes, every sign relies on a pivot opposite to the bezel’s slanted plane contribution upgraded intelligibility. Outfitted with only one barrel, and gratitude to a round differential winding framework, the movement offers 10 days of self-sufficiency for the hours, minutes, seconds on the tourbillon, huge date, power pointer and moon-stage indicator.
Presented with a coordinating dim red croc tie with a 18k white gold pin clasp, the Tourbillon Brainstorm Chapter One with a red quartz dial is restricted to 10 pieces and retails for CHF 325,000.
Quick facts: 48mm x 15.50mm – slanted sapphire gem case with titanium drags and caseback – 30m water-obstruction – red quartz dial – hand-wound flying tourbillon movement (type 17DM04-SMP) 10-day power reserve – 18,000vph – croc lash with white gold pin clasp – ref. R260011 – restricted release 10 pieces – CHF 325,000
Amadeo Fleurier Virtuoso V
This 2020 Virtuoso V model, the watch with two appearances and a convertible case, seeks after an even more exemplary vein with a blue lacquered guilloché sub-dial for the bouncing hours and retrograde minutes. The remainder of the front dial is a feature of the trademark Fleurisanne hand-engraved theme with its looking over foliage. As of late we’ve seen a lavish red guilloché translation of the Virtuoso V and a seriously revealing model in 2018 with the equilibrium haggle seconds on the dial side.
The contemptible watch
The Virtuoso V made its introduction in 2015 and is portrayed by its two countenances; both the dial side and the reverse side showcase the time, however in various organizations and are driven by a solitary movement. The thing that matters is that the dial side highlights bouncing hours and retrograde minutes while the reverse highlights a more conventional hours and minutes sub-dial complemented by a little seconds counter and a force reserve marker. Another viewpoint that probably won’t be promptly evident is the chance of setting one of great importance shows with an alternate chance to make GMT functionality.
Jumping Hours and Retrograde Minutes
Jumping hours and retrograde minutes don’t ordinarily keep company. The combination of these two kinds of presentations is especially uncommon requiring the ideal synchronization between the bounce of great importance plate and that of the retrograde moment hand. The bouncing hour show of the Virtuoso V is situated in a gap in the focal point of the dial and the retrograde minutes set in a curve above. Covering a fragment of 160°, the moment hand advances from option to left and plays out a semi-momentary jump each hour.
Versatile Amadeo Case
Another normal for the Virtuoso V is its Amadeo case, Bovet’s versatile case development permitting you to wear the watch on your wrist (in dial mode or caseback mode with sapphire precious stone revealing movement), as a pocket watch and even as an upstanding table clock utilizing the back bezel as a stand. And all that without the utilization of a solitary apparatus. The Amadeo instance of this model is created in cleaned 18k white gold has a measurement of 43.50mm and a tallness of 5.70mm. The trademark bow over the crown permits the watch to be suspended from a chain and likewise accommodates the dim blue crocodile lash with its white gold pin buckle.
The new Virtuoso V is furnished with the hand-wound Virtuoso II movement – type 13BM11AIHSMR – which estimates 31mm in measurement and works at 21,600 vibrations each hour. One huge barrel drives all the complications and can stockpile to five days of force reserve. As you would anticipate from Bovet, the Amadeo Fleurier Virtuoso V and its movement are done to the brand’s demanding standards.
Quick facts: 43.5mm x 15.70mm – 18k white gold convertible Amadeo case – sapphire precious stone front and back – 30m water-obstruction – blue guilloché dial and hand-engraved Fluerisanne themes – Caliber 13BM11AIHSMR – manual winding – 5-day power reserve – 21,600vph – hopping hours, retrograde minutes, on one side – hours, minutes, seconds and force reserve sign on the other – crocodile lash with white gold pin clasp – ref. ACHS024 – CHF 76,000
More data at bovet.com .