Last week Haute Time paid a visit to the Bovet boutique in New York City. The boutique, which opened in December of last year, is located in the prestigious Ritz-Carlton on the edge of Central Park.
During our visit we got a close-up look at the manufacture’s new novelties, which Bovet debuted at Baselworld 2014. Here’s your exclusive look:
Récital 12 “Monsieur DIMIER”
Housed in a 43mm case of either 18K red or white gold, this piece features a bezel set with baguette diamonds and a crown set with a diamond. The openworked dial features an off-centre lacquer hours and minutes subdial at 3 o’clock. There is also a triple seconds hand at 9 o’clock and a power reserve indicator between 12 and 1 o’clock.
The rest of the dial showcases the bridges’ circular Côtes de Genève decorations, the transparent coaxial supporting the triple seconds hand, the gear-train and the balance of the Calibre Virtuoso II Spécialité Horlogère DIMIER 1738.
Boasting a 7-day power reserve, this is the first movement developed and manufactured by the DIMIER Manufacture to be regulated by a non-tourbillon movement. It is completed by a leather strap or a gold bracelet.
Amadeo® Fleurier 36 “Miss Audrey”
Housed in a 36mm stainless steel case with a bezel set with 60 round diamonds and an attachment set with 43 round diamonds, this model is the latest addition to the Amadeo® Fleurier collection. The “Miss Audrey” features a guillochéd dial of either turquoise or light purple lacquer set with four diamond hour indexes.
Functions include hours and minutes. And of course this model feature the Amadeo® case, which allows the timepiece to be converted from a pocket watch to a table clock, pendant or wristwatch without the use of any tools whatsoever. The straps exactly match the shade of their respective edition’s dial.
At its heart is the Caliber 11BA13, a self-winding mechanical movement that boasts a 42-hour power reserve. The steel caseback reprises the dial’s guilloché motif.
Amadeo® Fleurier Tourbillon Virtuoso III
Housed in a 46mm case of either 18K red or white gold, this tourbillon with retrograde perpetual calendar is actually reversible. On the front side, the hours and minutes are featured on a centralized lacquer subdial on the top half of the dial, with day and month indicators on the periphery of the subdial.
There is also a calendar display positioned in an arc around the subdial, as well as a leap year indicator and a power reserve indicator on concentric disks at 12 o’clock above the subdial.
On the back side, the hours and minutes are once again featured on a centralized lacquer subdial on the top half of the dial. The tourbillon cage, which features small seconds, takes pride of place on the lower half of the dial on both the front side and the back side. At its heart is the Calibre Virtuoso III Spécialité Horlogère DIMIER 1738, a hand-wound tourbillon movement with retrograde perpetual calendar function. It boasts a 5-day power reserve.
Récital 11 “Miss Alexandra”
This piece is housed in a 41 x 37.50mm oval case of either 18K red or white gold with a bezel set with round diamonds and a crown decorated by a sapphire cabochon. Its vertical ellipse shape makes it one of the first Bovet timepieces not featuring a round case.
Inside the oval case is a three-dimensional dial, with a moonphase indicator on a subdial at 12 o’clock and the hours and minutes on a guillochéd mother-of-pearl subdial with 10 round diamond indexes at 6 o’clock. Once an hour, the hour and minute hands come together to form a heart.
There is also a shooting star set with a diamond on the left-hand side of the dial plate. It is powered by the Caliber 11DA16-MP, a self-winding mechanical movement developed and manufactured by artisans of DIMIER 1738, which will only require a single one-day correction every 122 years.
Housed in a 42mm case of either 18K red or white gold, this piece features a bezel set with baguette diamonds and a crown set with a diamond. In keeping with the Dimier collection’s identity, indications are displayed in chronological order on the dial, revealing hours, minutes and seconds in that order.
An off-centre lacquer subdial simultaneously displays a jumping hour (in an aperture at 3 o’clock) and a retrograde minute hand (sweeping across the left-hand side of the subdial).
The seconds cage is visible at 9 o’clock, as well as on the caseback. At its heart is the Calibre Virtuoso II Spécialité Horlogère DIMIER 1738, a mechanical hand-wound movement with a 5-day power reserve.
Bovet by Pininfarina “Sergio”
This split-second chronograph, the latest result of Bovet’s collaboration with Italian automaker Pininfarina, was inspired by the “Sergio”, a Ferrari designed by Pininfarina in honor of company president Sergio Pininfarina. Since this car’s unveiling at last year’s Geneva Motor Show marked the 60th anniversary Pininfarina and Ferrari, Paolo Pininfarina decided to design a matching timepiece to mark the occasion.
Housed in a 45mm stainless steel case, this timepiece echoes the design of its namesake. The anthracite dial features two areas perforated with multiple micro-apertures and both Bovet and Pininfarina’s names in white pad-printing. Functions include hours, minutes, small seconds, a split-second chronograph, a 30-minute counter and a power reserve indicator.
At its heart is the Caliber 13BA08-R, a self-winding mechanical movement with a 50-hour power reserve. The caseback features a numbered “Sergio Limited Edition” engraving on the oscillating weight.
Photo credit: Haute Time.