Watchmaker Edouard Bovet was a forerunner of the enterprise globetrotter plying his wares past the confines of Fleurier, Switzerland. In 1818 he sailed to China and offered 4 pocket watches for the equal of USD 1 million right this moment. Paying tribute to the founder’s worldwide imaginative and prescient, timepieces with double and even triple time zones are usually featured in the model’s catalogue, together with the Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two, which took house the Mechanical Exception award on the 2020 version of the GPHG. To rejoice Bovet’s two hundredth anniversary this yr, the model presents the Bovet Orbis Mundi, a timepiece that shows all 24 time zones at a look and will be adjusted immediately on the crown.
Crossing a number of time zones on a enterprise journey or working from house with companions from totally different elements of the world often means adjusting your world time watch backwards and forwards. Following two years of improvement, Bovet’s Orbis Mundi represents a significant development within the setting and show of the world time perform. Positioned on the identical domed disc occupying the highest half of the dial, the proprietor can set the native time by turning the crown counter-clockwise and the distinctive 24 world time zone dial by turning it clockwise. As soon as town has been chosen, the world timer completes its changes (a patented mechanism) and shows the time concurrently in all the opposite 23 cities on a 24-hour scale. Deceptively easy, consulting native time and the time in any of the 24 time zones around the globe couldn’t be extra intuitive.
The domed world time dial of the Bovet Orbis Mundi is product of aventurine glass, with its glowing inclusions evoking a starry sky. White Roman numerals point out the hours, whereas the 24 cities and the 24-hour scale are picked out in yellow. The white background space of the dial options an elegantly engraved lotus motif with two cut-out areas. The bigger aperture beneath the domed world time dial reveals Bovet’s in-house steadiness wheel and regulating organ. The seconds are indicated by a three-armed rotating seconds hand alighting on a 20-second arched glass aventurine observe. A recessed energy reserve indicator simply to the suitable of the world time dial gauges the seven-day energy reserve.
The Orbis Mundi is housed within the model’s signature Fleurier case with real sapphire cabochons within the crown and strap bolts and the Bovet bow at midday. Out there in light-weight grade 5 titanium or a stable crimson gold case with polished finishings all through, the diameter of the case is 42mm, and its top is 11.25mm. A sapphire crystal caseback reveals refined Haute Horlogerie finishings adorning the manual-winding manufacture motion – calibre 15BM01HU. The frequency is 21,600vph, and the sturdy 7-day energy reserve is supplied by a single barrel.
Each Bovet Orbis Mundi fashions include a blue alligator strap with a buckle in the identical metallic. The Bovet Orbis Mundi is proscribed to 60 timepieces; the mannequin in 18k crimson gold (ref. NTHU011) retails for CHF 46,000, and the titanium (ref. NTHU002) for CHF 40,700.
Extra data at Bovet.com.