A complicated art piece with two dials, three time zones, and a flying tourbillon.
The independent Swiss brand presents the Virtuoso X as part of the Ateliers Bovet concept, where the collector has the opportunity to define the technical and artistic details of customization. The 46-mm watch features the patented flying-tourbillon movement with ten days of power reserve from a single barrel and the ability to simultaneously track time in three time zones. The local time is indicated in the centre of the dial, as well as on an eccentric dial on its reverse side. The two secondary time zones are displayed on a horizontal axis on the front side of the timepiece via the curved hour hands and 24-hour scales.
In the centre of each secondary time zone there's a hand-painted hemispherical globe of the Earth, illuminated in the dark. The apertures above show the names of the cities corresponding to the time zones. A clever combination of correctors allows summer and winter time to be taken into account. The time on the rear side of the Virtuoso X is shown against the meticulously engraved bridges. There’s also a power reserve indicator at 8 o’clock. The patented Amadeo convertible case system allows the piece to be easily transformed from a wristwatch – that you can already wear both sides up – to a pocket watch or a table clock without any special tools. The Virtuoso X Tourbillon is available in red gold, white gold, and platinum.
Jan. 09, 2020