Italian design company Pininfarina has collaborated with Swiss watchmaker Bovet to design a highly exclusive tourbillon – The Bovet Ottana.
Incorporating the complex movement you’d expect from the name, the timepiece also features a large date indicator, 80-hour power reserve meter and minute repeater, all incorporated into the brass-crafted, 514-piece Calibre 16BA01 movement.
Eight emblematic phrases each reflecting one decade of the brandâ€™s existence and signed by Mr. Paolo Pininfarina himself have been engraved around the middle of the case. The dial has a brass flange with an anthracite color finish and a rock crystal lower plate revealing not only the movement but also the power reserve hand.
Limited to only 80 pieces – to commemorate 80 years of Pininfarina – the Bovet Ottana tourbillon integrates a skeletonized case which can be mounted facing forward or backward to display the intricate movement, with a secondary time indicator on the reverse, or can be separated from the suede-like calfskin strap to be worn as a wristwatch or combined with a titanium chain (also exclusively designed) for use as a pocket watch or used as a desk clock. In short, this hi-tech aesthetically pleasing Tourbillon combines four watches in one. Awesome, isnâ€™t it!
With a price tag approaching $300,000, the Bovet Ottana is available in either DLC-coated steel and titanium or titanium with rose or white gold detail.