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Jason Pitsch

REVIEW: Bovet Flying Tourbillon Ottantasei designed by Pininfarina

Jason Pitsch

Overview Dating back to 2010, with the launch of the Ottan Tourbillon, Bovet has partnered with famous Italian car design firm, Pininfarina S.p.A., to create a collection of timepieces called “Bovet by Pininfarina.” The most recent timepiece to be added to this prestigious line of watches is the Flying Tourbillon Ottantasei. Boasting a flying tourbillon, and sapphire crystals on the front, rear, and left and right case flanks, light pours in from all angles when viewing the timepiece. This, is, of course, exemplified by the completely skeletonized, three dimensional, hand decorated Swiss manufacture movement. The dial The dials of the Ottantasei, which are placed symmetrically at 10 and 2 o’clock, indicate the power reserve and hours/minutes, respectively. The chapter rings are thin, with a white lacquer surface, and stamped with blue numerals and graduations. The hands have been blued and

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Josh Shanks

REVIEW: Bovet Dimier 19Thirty

Josh Shanks

History I have to admit when Jason gave me the Bovet 19Thirty to review I didn’t know what to expect. Having never spent any considerable time with Bovet and their lines, I made it my duty to find out as much as possible about this very old brand. What I found was actually fascinating, the brand was founded in London by Edouard Bovet in 1822. In the beginning, Bovet focused the efforts of his company on producing watches for a booming Chinese market. At the time, London was the perfect shipping port for sending goods to China. Eventually, demand exceeded the capabilities of their small London-based manufacture and the company started purchasing parts from Swiss manufacturers. Early on, Bovet produced mainly pocket watches for the Chinese market, who were at the time beginning to appreciate the quality of a fine

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Bovet Opens First US Boutique at 50 Central Park South

Earlier this week, Swiss watchmaker Bovet opened their first US boutique at 50 Central Park South. The new flagship store is quaint, but when you are talking about watches not a lot of space is needed, and besides — the location is phenomenal. It is connected to the 5-Star Ritz Carlton, which is directly across the street from Central Park, and nearby some of New York’s best shopping. Bovet brought a master engraver in from Switzerland to show off their expertise in manufacturing hand engraved skeleton timepieces (pictured below).

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