This collection unveils miniature painting variations produced on mother-of-pearl with fans as their theme. Fans have existed since antiquity on all continents and in many different cultures. Fans and timepieces share more than just this permanence. Dozens of different professions are involved in manufacturing both fans and timepieces, bringing together artists and artisans. Painters, embroiderers, sculptors, engravers, finishers and pleaters are some of the most commonly found professions, and fan-makers can be officially recognized as Maîtres d’art. Moreover, just like watchmakers, the artisans work with many different materials including ebony, mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, silk, paper, feathers, metals and noble gemstones.
Fans made of feathers, silk, lace or inlaid mother-of-pearl are painted on the dials of the collection’s timepieces. Dozens of hours of work were required to render the materials and their volume, with the painter recreating every single detail and fiber of the material with astounding realism. To achieve such a level of definition, the painter uses a brush ending in a single marten hair, and produces the work entirely under a microscope.
The rubber strap includes a wonderful deep blue Alcantara-lining, and allows for a complete very comfortable fit – a even comfier fit when you have really large wrists awarded how the larger-feeling situation fits.The motion structure and skeletonization is pure “haute horology” with a assortment of fine yet contemporary decorative details and finishing. I am conscious that the design of Bovet timepieces makes them not acceptable for everyone, but I believe most watch lovers can muster behind the implementation of technique and ability in these types of watches. Moreover, how often to have a watch which reluctantly features a large flying tourbillon and also has brightly SuperLumiNova-painted palms (notice that on these prototype versions, the hands were hand-painted therefore the lume appears uneven). Bovet will create the Bovet Pininfarina OttantaSei 10-Day Tourbillon as a limited edition of just 86 pieces. Including all three case styles that are available as the benchmark TPINS002 from 18k red gold, the TPINS001 in organic titanium, and the TPINS003 in DLC-coated black titanium. Last, it appears that Bovet has also upgraded the guarantee on their watches (at least a few of them) in light of moves by other watch business players, so the Bovet Pininfarina OttantaSei 10-Day Tourbillon is going to have a movement guarantee of five decades. Bovet releases several quite luxurious watches each year, and if this really is really is a indication of things to come for 2016, then we’re excited about the year ahead from Bovet.
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Each of these miniature painted dials is a unique piece, fitting perfectly within the 39 mm diameter Fleurier Amadeo case, available in white gold or red gold. In just a few simple movements, the ingenious patented system of the Amadeo case enables the user to convert his or her timepiece into a reversible wristwatch, a table clock, or a pocket or pendant watch for men’s and women’s models respectively, without the need for a single tool.
This collection of fans is a facet of the Art of BOVET, which is renowned for the care lavished on its customizations. In addition to the miniature painting theme, the Maison offers individuals the opportunity to have their timepiece hand-engraved and gem-set with a personal design to match it to their taste and personality.
© Bovet 1822