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The new BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VII is a high complication watch equipped with a retrograde perpetual calendar, an inverted hand-fitting, a double coaxial second hand and a convertible case.
The perpetual calendar is one of the most highly prized watchmaking complications among collectors. It shows the full date that accounts for the specific length of each month, whether 28, 29, 30, or 31 days. The Virtuoso VII timepiece shows the date, day of the week, month, and leap year cycle. Other indications include power reserve, hours, minutes, and seconds displayed on both dials of the timepiece.
The 2020 Virtuoso VII collection is being expanded with a new model available as a limited edition in red or white gold with a sumptuous green guilloché dial. Once again, the dial makers have displayed great virtuosity in creating not only the two dials but also the various display elements in a reduced size.
Despite the reduced thickness of both the hours and minutes dials, they still boast the delicate, unique guilloché pattern designed by Mr. Raffy. The pattern’s prismatic effect reveals its fineness as it showcases the lotus flower, with 12 petals, that has been the symbol of the House of BOVET since 1822.
The Virtuoso VII belongs to the Fleurier collection and comes with the iconic patented Amadéo® case that allows the collector to wear the timepiece with a reversible bracelet, as a pocket watch, or as an elegant desk clock.
An unprecedented convergence of technical ingenuity drives the Virtuoso VII, with dimensions similar to those of a traditional wristwatch; it delivers more information on both dials of the timepiece. For greater comfort and chronometry, the movement’s single barrel ensures over five days of power reserve.
This perfect technical expertise goes hand in hand with all the talent of the House of BOVET artisans. Every component, whether visible or invisible, is decorated using the traditional artisanal methods. The plate and bridges showing the functions of the perpetual calendar are fully hand-engraved with the iconic Fleurisanne pattern.
Model: Virtuoso VII
ACQPR012, 18K white gold, red dial
ACQPR014, 18K white gold, green dial
ACQPR008, 18K white gold, blue dial
ACQPR015, 18K red gold, red dial
ACQPR017, 18K red gold, green dial
ACQPR007, 18K red gold, blue dial
Type: Amadéo® convertible system
Diameter: 43.30 mm
Thickness: 11.25 mm
Material: 18K red or white gold
Water resistance: 30m
Type: Hand wound movement
Diameter: 13 ¾ ’’’
Power reserve: 5 days
Hours, minutes, sub-seconds, day, retrograde date, month, leap year, power reserve indicator, reversed hand-fitting (hours, minutes and seconds)
Red or green guillochés, or blue circular brushed
Full skin alligator
Buckle: 18K red or white gold ardillon
Chain: 18K red or white gold
Dial: Miniature painting
Case, bezel, bow and ardillon buckle: hand engraving
Setting: round-cut or baguette-cut diamonds
Amadeo® convertible case
Patented coaxial seconds
CHF. 82’000.-, 18K white gold
CHF. 79’000.-, 18K red gold