Bovet Ottantasei Tourbillon
The latest emblematic addition to the BOVET 1822 by Pininfarina collection, the OTTANTASEI Flying Tourbillon.
It was presented Tuesday, May 24th at an international press conference held at the Pininfarina headquarters in Cambiano, Italy. This collaboration between two notable Houses was launched in 2010 with the OTTANTA® Tourbillon and the OTTANTASEI is now the sixth edition in this prestigious collection.
In this dream Italian setting, Pascal Raffy, owner of BOVET 1822 and DIMIER 1738, joined by Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of Pininfarina, hosted the most eminent representatives of the watchmaking, automotive and lifestyle press.
Triple patented and combining an avant-garde design with innovative technical feats, the Tourbillon OTTANTASEI amazed the audience of professionals that attended the event. It was also the opportunity to unite for the first time the entire BOVET 1822 by Pininfarina collection as well as the two cars designed by Pininfarina that have a direct link with the timepiece collection: The electric Cambiano concept car (which displays the Chronograph Cambiano in the car’s dashboard) and the famous SERGIO Ferrari that shares the same identity codes as the split second SERGIO chronograph.
At the end of the day, participants had the opportunity to follow hand-sketching classes and meet with the artisans from the two Houses. All of which transmitted the passion that gave rise to this new height of excellence created by the partnership between Pininfarina and BOVET 1822.
Since its foundation in 1822, BOVET has embodied the excellence of all watchmaking art forms. For two centuries, techniques such as engraving, miniature painting and setting the noblest gemstones have been combined with the most sophisticated mechanisms.
In 2006, when Pascal Raffy, owner of BOVET 1822, acquired DIMIER 1738, Manufacture of Artisanal Fine Watchmaking, he took the Maison’s mastery of complications to new heights by perpetuating the values and traditions of this artisanal expertise. The movements, balance springs, cases and dials are all manufactured in-house.
Today, BOVET demonstrates its excellence through varied collections that encompass models as emblematic and remarkable as the Braveheart®, Ottantasei and Shooting Star tourbillons, to name but a few of its icons.
About Pininfarina Extra
Pininfarina is an internationally renowned design house, since more than 85 years emblem of the Italian style in the world, with offices in Italy, Germany, China and the United States.
Masterpieces for prestigious brands such as Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and BMW were born from Pininfarina’s pencil. In 1986 the third generation of the Pininfarina family founded Pininfarina Extra to extend the company’s competence outside the automotive world. In 30 years of activity, Pininfarina Extra has developed over 600 projects under the guidance of Chairman and C.E.O. Paolo Pininfarina (now Chairman of the Pininfarina Group). The company’s main activities include Transportation design (yachts, aircraft, private jets and people movers), Industrial design (electronics, sports goods, furnishings, equipment and machinery, consumer goods, graphic design and packaging), Architecture and Interiors (residential projects, hospitality, sports and commercial structures).