The OttantaSei Tourbillon, designed in collaboration with Pininfarina, is proof of the two Houses’ alchemy, which allowed them to create and achieve the accuracy that characterizes this exceptional timepiece. Mr. Pascal Raffy’s instructions during the development emphasized the word “light” in two senses referencing both luminosity and weight. Their unity is a delight for the collector to appreciate on and off the wrist.
Consisting of four sapphire crystals that occupy the main surfaces, the finished case evokes the notion of aviation and the glass surrounding the cockpit of an aircraft or helicopter. Mechanically, equal importance was placed on three pillars – energy, time display, and the regulating organ, in this case, BOVET’s patented double-sided flying tourbillon – in order to achieve balance and symmetry. The flying tourbillon carriage is made up of no fewer than 104 components. Its innovative construction and single fixation point contribute to the superbly weighted thickness of the movement, and of the watch itself.