Whenever you speak of the House of BOVET among watch circles, one immediately recalls timepieces that feature distinctive design language with a decorative flair that is unparalleled. Their timepieces are flamboyant, complex and perfectly fitting for the designation of Haute Horology.
So it should come as no surprise that the newly released BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two falls among the same lines. Taking cue from the tourbillon version of the Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two that was released last year, the 2021 version reimagines the earlier edition. Featuring a new aesthetic approach, the 2021 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two catapults BOVET's traditional expression of high watchmaking into the 21st century with grace and aplomb.
Modern in its design and sporty in its look, the newest Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two features interesting materials, colours, treatments and displays.
About the watch:
The 2021 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two comes in a 44mm case crafted in Grade 5 titanium that has been treated with brilliant black DLC that gives the watch a rather “dark side”. Available in a range of colourful dials like Yellow, Blue, Salmon, Turquoise, Green, and Violet, each colour works beautifully against the aforementioned black DLC treated case structure.
The multiple dial options of the 2021 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two are completely coated with Super-LumiNova, hence offering luminosity in a different way. Unlike other dials where the indices and hands are luminous, with the Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two, the entire dial surface is coated with Super-LumiNova. This means that when the watch goes from light to dark, the entire dial lights up and pops in a way that has never been seen before.
In terms of the various details and functions of the watch, most of them remain the same as compared to its earlier iteration. This means that starting from the inclusion of the patented flying tourbillon with ten days of power reserve, the patented accelerated rewinding system, the writing slope case and sapphire crystal aperture, the fine movement decoration, to the big date display and the two dials forming a horizontal number eight, each aspect of the earlier edition is present in the new edition.
Another aspect of the watch that was not forgotten was the presence of the date correction system that does not require removing the timepiece from the wrist. It can changed simply by pressing down on the real sapphire cabochon crown and voila!
The movement driving the all new Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two is in-house 17BM06-GD that draws energy from a single barrel and still ensures a power reserve of 10 days. Isn't that incredible? The timepiece offers the following functions of hours, minutes, seconds on flying tourbillon, big date, power reserve indicator.
The 2021 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two is available in a limited edition of 8 pieces of each colour variation.
Name: Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two DLC-SLN
T10GD041, Titanium DLC, green Super-LumiNova dials
T10GD042, Titanium DLC, blue Super-LumiNova dials
T10GD045, Titanium DLC, yellow Super-LumiNova dials
T10GD046, Titanium DLC, purple Super-LumiNova dials
T10GD051, Titanium DLC, salmon Super-LumiNova dials
Water Resistance: 30m
Type: Hand-wound movement decorated with blackened Côtes de Genève
Frequency: 18'000 v/h
Power reserve: 10 days, single barrel
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds on flying tourbillon, big date, power reserve indicator
Dial: Coloured Super-LumiNova dials ; green, blue, yellow, purple, salmon
Components: 394 - including 356 components for the movement
Toothing with multiple gearing
Double face tourbillon
Strap: Full-skin alligator
Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle with Diamond-like carbon Coating
Price: CHF. 200’000
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