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When imagining a new timepiece, BOVET 1822 owner Pascal Raffy relentlessly questions his contemporary interpretation to ensure a coherence and harmony with the historical heritage of the Maison.
If, like Mr. Raffy, we look at the watchmaking practice of the Bovet brothers at the dawn of the 19th century, we quickly discover that they perfectly mastered traditional watchmaking and the decorative arts of the Académie. However, at the same time, they expressed a very contemporary and innovative vision, both technically and stylistically.
If art and watchmaking experts recognize the work of the Bovet brothers in all this diversity, it is because the common denominator between academic tradition and this innovative, contemporary vision has always been quality. An uncompromising quality in the service of reliability, chronometry, elegance, and good taste. Achieving this subtle balance is the mission Pascal Raffy has given himself in the design of the Tourbillon Amadéo® Fleurier Virtuoso IX.
This all-new caliber is housed in a 46.30-mm diameter Fleurier Amadéo® convertible case. A true icon of the Maison, the Amadéo® system transforms the timepiece into a reversible wristwatch, a pocket watch, or a table clock without the use of any tools. Additionally, the Virtuoso IX case is equipped with a secret opening mechanism. The case back can be opened by simply applying pressure to the crown. The proven ergonomics of the Fleurier case make this timepiece one that is suited for everyday wear.
In the same vein, its features and complications will always be of use to the collector, both over time and throughout their travels.
Available in white gold, red gold or platinum, the Virtuoso IX is the culmination of two centuries of uncompromising artisan watchmaking history and watchmaking art in its noblest form. This tradition is backed by numerous innovations, as the four patents of this particular timepiece demonstrate. In keeping with the achievements of the Bovet brothers, these innovations serve: comfort, reliability, precision, elegance and aesthetics.