Not many Bovet watches are to my aesthetic liking, however, the watches themselves do not seem to mind much. That form of confidence makes my admiration, and I’d pretty much wear some other Bovet watch just as a celebration of its capacity to successfully be interesting and different. You do not really utilize a Bovet as a fashion thing or as an attachment. You wear a Bovet because of what it is, and you also do not request a Bovet to be anything other than what it is attempting to be. Sometimes, that type of confidence in a product is reassuring because you can’t ever get the impression what it is you are wearing has an identity crisis.The most pleasure anyone will get out of a Bovet Recital 18 Shooting Star is in just working and looking closely at the dial. Bovet designed the entire flow and movement to unite together and the details are outstandingly interesting. One detail that’s not hard to overlook is the 3 little wheels which move the world to the right of the dial. These wheels are created from synthetic ruby – the same substance as watch “stone” Neat to check at, they also create a very low friction link so that the globe can turn back and again with minimal wear.Another related detail would be your world itself. A mere glimpse might cause you to reasonably presume it is just a half-globe, however it is not. According to Bovet they had been not able to find an existing complete map of this world within this shape. What they had to do was really commission somebody to produce a complete map of the planet with this dome-style half-globe shape – and that’s what they did.
The 2013 Tourbillon OttantaTre continues Swiss Bovet’s relationship with Italian design house Pininfarina with yet another rather intense looking luxury timepiece. It is true that watch lovers can enter into a blancpain fifty fathoms no radiation Pininfarina watch for about $25,000 with the Cambiano (reviewed here), but seriously well-funded aficionados are going to want to take a close look at $300,000 plus fare such as the Amadeo 44 Tourbillon OttantaTre watch.
In 2010 we covered the Bovet Pininfarina Tourbillon Ottana that was a visual and thematic predecessor to the OttantaTre. The base movement is similar as well, though each of these watches is distinct and beautiful. blancpain villeret ultra slim has continued to match these watches with chronological names starting with 80 (in Italian), though they are fun to say in English. This new black and gold watch is one of the best looking pieces yet and keeps the traditionally-themed Bovet brand quite modern in appearance.
At 44mm wide, the 18k red gold case is an “Amadeo-style” case which means that it is convertible. This means that the case can be used as a wristwatch, desk clock, pocket watch, or pendant by removing the straps and attaching a chain, or extending the back as a little foot stand. This transformative quality is cool, but we find that most people end up wearing it as a wristwatch. The large “ribbon” on the top of the watch serves as a crown guard and is a distinctive aesthetic element on Bovet watches meant to remind you of pocket watches and the brand’s rich history of making them.
Some, but not all Amadeo watches are also reversible – just as this one is. That means either side of the watch has a dial on it. Because you can remove the straps you can also flip them around to allow for the watch to be worn on either side. So you have a “reversible, convertible watch,” how many timepieces can claim that? For all this money you deserve some wearing options for sure.