Automobili Pininfarina and Swiss watchmaker BOVET 1822 unveiled their first collaboration timepiece to go with its latest all-electric hypercar, the Battista. Designed alongside one another, both ground-breaking objects of art share the same design vision based on legendary styling and innovation.
The new BOVET Battista Tourbillon features a patented double-sided 60-second flying tourbillon. The dials on the face of the timepiece, for the first time in the almost 200-year history of BOVET, are asymmetrical, featuring Battista’s Triangolo pattern, while together forming the shape of the number “90”, a reference to the Battista Anniversario and a tribute to Pininfarina’s 90-year heritage. On the power reserve dial on the left, the Automobili Pininfarina flag icon can be found, where on the right dial the big date complication takes pride of place.
Above the two main dials, the flying bridge resembles Battista’s curves, as does the “V” in BOVET and the hands of the timepiece and the hour-indication ring. The tourbillon cage is inspired by the distinctive Impulso wheels and center-lock ring.
The main structure of the timepiece is an abstract representation of Battista’s bodywork that wraps around the teardrop-shaped Goccia roof like a clamshell. The two-tone coloring of the bridges supports this reference to Battista. The fine detailing in Iconica Blu is combined with traditional finishing such as Côtes de Genève, angling, and polishing. Super-LumiNova has been generously applied to all the hands, including on the top of the tourbillon cage as well as the hand of the power reserve.
The Battista timepiece features a brand-new movement using Bovet’s patented double face tourbillon, running at 18,000 vibrations per hour, with an incredible 10-day power reserve with just a single barrel. This movement was done specifically for the Battista Tourbillon, following design input from Automobili Pininfarina. Developing this new movement, placing the hour and minute hands in the center, adding a grand date, and redesigning the tourbillon cage was done entirely in-house. Automobili Pininfarina x BOVET 1822 watch comes on a newly designed rubber strap that is 100 percent vegan.
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