Bovet’s prodigious Virtuoso V will get a luxurious purple guilloché dial. Given its two-faced nature, the purple guilloché is featured on each side of the motion and showcases the expertise of Bovet’s in-house artisans. Technically just like the previous iteration of the Virtuoso V, the dial with the leaping hours show abandons the seconds show and the extra elaborate, stepped configuration of the earlier mannequin to disclose a extra basic, extra legible, solely flat and uniform floor.
A convertible case and a flexible calibre
The patented Amadeo® convertible case is without doubt one of the most ingenious designs within the watch business permitting you to rework the reversible wristwatch right into a pocket watch and a desk clock with out the necessity for any instruments. The newest Virtuoso V comes with an Amadeo case in both 18ok purple or white gold and has a diameter of 43.50mm and a case thickness of 15.70mm.
Following its launch in 2010, the subsequent step was to design a motion with sufficient technical sophistication to drive totally different problems. In 2014, Bovet offered the Virtuoso II calibre. Developed and produced by Bovet’s technicians and watchmakers, the calibre powers lots of the model’s watches – excluding the Grandes Problems. One of many particularities of the calibre is its twin show of hours and minutes on each side of the motion together with a seconds carriage.
The Virtuoso V made its first look in 2015 and featured a twin show of hours and minutes and the extremely refined patented double coaxial seconds show mechanism. Because of this, on either side of the watch, the seconds hand might be turning clockwise. Nevertheless, the brand new purple guilloché Virtuoso V has eradicated the seconds show on the principle dial, favouring the presence of the spectacular purple lacquered guilloché dial.
Leaping hours and retrograde minutes
Leaping hours and retrograde minutes don’t often hold firm. The mix of those two forms of shows is especially uncommon requiring the right synchronisation between the soar of the hour disk and that of the retrograde minute hand. The leaping hour show of the Virtuoso V is positioned in an aperture within the centre of the dial and the retrograde minutes positioned in an arc above. Protecting a section of 160°, the minute hand advances from proper to left and performs a semi-instantaneous leap every hour.
The remainder of the dial is exquisitely hand-decorated by Bovet’s artisans. Step one was to embellish the metallic base of the dial with a guilloché motif, on this case, just like peacock feathers fanning out from the centre. As soon as the engraving was accomplished, a dozen layers of translucent purple lacquer had been utilized, allowed to dry, after which polished to create a wonderfully flat floor that creates depth and reflections.
Hours, minutes, seconds, energy reserve
The reverse aspect, or second dial, has an off-centred hours and minutes show at 12 o’clock, additionally adorned with lavish purple guilloché and utilized gold Roman numerals. The remainder of the dial is openworked to disclose the motion. The seconds cage is positioned at 6 o’clock and every arm of its triple hand successively covers 120° of the 20-second scale. The ability reserve indicator is positioned at 10 o’clock. One other helpful perform that isn’t instantly seen is the opportunity of setting, through a corrector, one of many hour shows with a distinct time successfully making a second time-zone/GMT perform.
The brand new Virtuoso V is provided with the hand-wound Virtuoso II motion – calibre 13BM11AIHSMR – which measures 31mm in diameter and operates at 21,600 vibrations per hour. One giant barrel drives all of the problems and might retailer as much as 5 days of energy reserve. As you’ll anticipate from Bovet, the Amadeo Fleurier Virtuoso V and its motion are completed to the model’s exacting requirements.
As talked about, the Virtuoso V with purple guilloché is available in both white or purple gold instances with a blue or purple guilloché dial. Given its convertible nature, the watch comes with an alligator strap and matching gold pin buckle and a purple or white gold chain. Value, as is customary at Bovet, is ‘on request’. For extra particulars, please go to www.bovet.com.