Bovet is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer that initially (first half of the 19th century) focused on the Chinese market, but has since established a global reputation and is now a prestigious international brand. The Amadeo Fleurier Tourbillon Virtuoso III was released by the company during January 2014 – and it’s a really stunning timepiece.
The Grand Complication brings together a tourbillion with a retrograde perpetual calendar. It also has a reverse hand-fitting (a feature it has in common with every Grand Complication created by Bovet), meaning the watch can appear as a simple two hand (hours and minutes) watch, which can be then changed to make all the perpetual calendar information immediately visible.
In order to make the perpetual calendar as easy to read as possible, the large tourbillion has been placed at the 6 o’clock position, with the hours and minutes in a smaller dial above it. This means that the rest of the dial, on either side of the time display (which has been skeletonized to reveal the movement and its engraving) is left free for the calendar indications.
The Virtuoso III also features the Amadeo convertible system, which enables the timepiece to easily turn from a wristwatch, to a pocket watch or a table clock, without the need for any special tools.
Only 39 red gold and 39 white gold Amadeo Fleurier Tourbillon Virtuoso III timepieces will be released by Bovet.