Monday, March 20, 2017

BOVET – OttantaSei Flying Tourbillon – Pininfarina Blue & Bronze Edition



















BOVETOttantaSei Flying Tourbillon – Pininfarina Titanium Blue & Bronze Limited Edition

OTTANTASEI
OttantaSei Flying Tourbillon – blue and bronze editionDESIGNED BY Pininfarina

Presented in 2016, the Ottantasei tourbillon from the Pininfarina collection instantly drew admiration from even the most demanding collectors. When Pascal Raffy issued the specifications for this timepiece, his desire was to create a tourbillon that bore all the visual hallmarks of the now legendary Ottanta tourbillon, with practically perfect dimensions and proportions.

Transparency and lightness were the watchwords for every stage in the development of the collection’s latest flagship creation. Although the light and airy movement imagined by the Italian designers suggests a tubular structure, this latest Ottantasei takes reliability and chronometry to new heights.

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The BOVET craftsmen joined forces with the designers in Turin to produce this genuine tour de force, which combines stunning ergonomics with a patented flying tourbillon that offers a ten-day power reserve driven by a single barrel.

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The unusual three-dimensional openwork adorning the movement is a glory to behold from every angle. In addition to sapphire crystals revealing both sides of the movement, broad apertures have been added laterally along the entire edge of the case middle.

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This year, collectors have been treated to a choice of two new cases. Each of them is machined in grade 5 titanium for ever-greater lightness. And for a touch of sublime elegance, their surfaces have been embellished with either bronze or blue PVD treatments.

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While these two new cases complement the various versions of this emblematic model available to collectors, only 86 movements will be produced in total (all models combined). The widespread popularity of the Pininfarina collection — and of the Ottantasei Tourbillon in particular — suggest that these newest additions to this exclusive series will barely suffice to meet the exceptionally high demand for this truly extraordinary timepiece.

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Technical details

Model: Pininfarina OttantaSei Flying Tourbillon

Ref. TPINS020 Blue Edition
Ref. TPINS021 Bronze Edition

MOVEMENT
Caliber 17BM03
Type Hand-wound
Diameter 17’’’
Frequency 18’000 vph
Power reserve 10 days
Tourbillon 1 minute flying tourbillon
DIALS
White lacquered or blue circular brushed
Functions 
Hours, minutes and power reserve indicator
CASE
Type Pininfarina
Material Titanium with blue PVD or bronze PVD
Diameter 44mm
Thickness (With Glasses) 12mm
Thickness (Without Glasses) 8.85mm
Water Resistance 30m
Weight 15.54 gr (titanium)
STRAP
Bracelet Rubber
Buckle Titanium ardillon

PATENTS
  • Spherical winding
  • Double face tourbillon
  • Tridimensional toothing with multiple gearing
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HAMILTON – Intra-Matic 68 Chronograph Edition















HAMILTONIntra-Matic 68 Chronograph Steel 42 mm Limited Edition

A limited edition inspired by the historical Chronograph B of 1968 and 
known by connoisseurs for its black and white reversed “panda” dial.

In 1968 Hamilton presented two new timepieces among others, the Chronograph A with black subdials on a white dial, and the Chronograph B with two white subdials lying against a black background, creating a “reverse panda” face. This type of dial design was very popular in the 60s and 70s, crossing the ages until this day with perhaps more fans than before. A strong character watch with a clean and monochrome design, and highly valued today by collectors. 

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Great attention to detail was a key request for the new Intra-Matic 68 Auto Chrono, and many elements have almost remained untouched. The dial in particular stays true to the “reverse” panda face of the timepiece’s origins, and is circled by a white tachymeter scale. Black and white seems to be the overall theme of the watch, with the date on a dark background, a snowy white central chronograph seconds hand and black lacquered counter hands. Inside the polished stainless steel case is the automatic H-31 movement and its 60-hour power reserve, a technical extension most welcome in today’s busy lives. Additional parts that have been adapted to present taste include a 42mm case, bigger than its predecessor, and Super-LumiNova® coating on the hour and minute hands for higher legibility.


True to its origin

Sure to delight Hamilton aficionados and collectors alike, the Intra-Matic 68 Auto Chrono emulates that of its illustrious inspiration with vintage-feel pushers placed on each side of the crowns and the same solid stainless steel case back. This overall retro character and sense of heritage is further accentuated by a domed-shape dial and curved hands. The black calf leather strap is a cut-edge type, which uses the most traditional strap-production techniques, and is gently perforated for a 60’s-style sporty touch.

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An ideal companion for individuals of character with a taste for vintage charm and watchmaking heritage, the 1,968-piece limited edition Intra-Matic 68 comes with a special luxury packaging as the ultimate finishing touch.

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Technical details

Model: Intra-Matic 68

Ref  H38716731

Case
Diameter: 42 mm
Case material: Stainless steel, screw down crown
Crystal: Sapphire with antireflective coating
Water resistance: 10 bar (100m)
Movement  
H-31 automatic movement, 60 hours power reserve
30-minute counter and small second counter at 3 and 9 o’clock
Date window at 6 o’clock
Dial   
Black with two white subdials
Hands  
Hours and minutes hands with Super-LumiNova®
Central white chronograph hand, black counter hands
Attachment
Black perforated leather strap
Pin buckle

Limited Edition  
1968 pieces

Suggested Retail Price:  CHF 2.150.00

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