BOVET 1822’s dedication to the decorative arts and uncompromising fine watchmaking inspired the development of the brand-new Virtuoso X Tourbillon timepiece, limited to just 10 pieces. The Virtuoso X timepiece presents three distinct time zones, features a patented flying-tourbillon and has ten days power reserve using only a single barrel. The local time is indicated in the centre of the dial with the two secondary time zones, chosen by the collector, are harmoniously displayed on either side.
The Virtuoso X is the first timepiece in the Maison’s new Ateliers BOVET concept, which was introduced to allow collectors to be even more so at the heart of the process of watchmaking now. Ateliers BOVET concentrates on engraving, miniature painting, and technology – and allows collectors to completely personalize their timepiece, working closely with a team of specialists to create their own bespoke model.
In the centre of each secondary dual time is a hand-painted hemispherical globe of the Earth. On the upper part of the two time zones is displayed the name of the city corresponding to the time zone. A clever combination of correctors allows summer and winter time to be taken into account for each of the 24 time zones, completely customisbale of course.
The reverse face of the Virtuoso X Tourbillon timepiece combines the talent of the artisans with the virtuosity of the engravers. The first group of master artisans manufactured a flinqué dial in the purest tradition, the second group fully engraved the movement with the « Fleurisanne » motif. The depth of the engraving is remarkable and the motif goes through the bridges of the movement without any interruption, offering a dazzling contrast to the dial for incredible readability.
The Virtuoso X Tourbillon timepiece features many facets never seen in the world of fine watchmaking. The patented Amadeo® convertible case system, which required seven years of study and development, houses this watchmaking jewel. It allows the collector to wear his wristwatch on two sides, face or reverse side, as a pocket watch or a table clock in a few simple steps without any tools.
The Virtuoso X Tourbillon is available in 18K red gold, 18K white gold or in Platinum, and as other Bovet timepieces, perfectly combines watchmaking technicality, chronometry, and decorative arts. This Ateliers BOVET concept offers to the collector the opportunity to be at the heart of the process right from the start, and fulfill each and every one of their wishes.
Reference Number AIVIX001
LIMITED EDITION 10 movements CASE
TypeAmadéo® convertible system
Material18K red gold, 18K white gold or Platinum
BraceletFull skin alligator
Buckle18K red gold or white gold ardillon
Chain18K red or white gold
TypeHand wound movement
Diameter16 ½ ’’’
Power reserve10 days
Tourbillon1-minute flying tourbillon
FunctionsHours, minutes, seconds on tourbillon, 2nd and 3rd Timezone with hemispherical earth map, 24h hand and 24 city disc. Reversed hand-fitting, power reserve indicator
DIALSBlue flinqué dials and hand engraved with fleurisanne motif on the
back side. The Earth globes are painted by hand with luminescent
PATENTSAmadeo® convertible case Double face tourbillon