Decorated with a flamboyant red guilloché dial Virtuoso V houses a jumping hour movement paired with retrograde minutes and a reversed hand-fitting. The Maison’s artisan watchmakers and dial-makers have joined forces to give it a new face.
While the watchmakers worked on displaying all the information on the same level, the dial-makers designed a completely original guilloché motif for the dial. After decorating the metal base with a guilloché motif, they applied a dozen layers of translucent red lacquer, before finally polishing it to give a perfectly flat surface. In terms of technology, the Virtuoso V integrates two complications that are difficult to combine: jumping hours and retrograde minutes. This timepiece belongs to the Fleurier Complications Collection and is fitted with the patented Amadeo convertible case, allowing it to be transformed into a reversible wristwatch, a table clock, or a pocket watch, without the need for a single tool. Finally, to add to the timepiece’s functions, the watchmakers developed a corrector independent of the hour disk that can display a different time zone on each side of the timepiece.
With this latest interpretation of an already renowned timepiece, the owner of the Maison Bovet, Mr. Raffy, and his artisans have revealed references that will delight collectors attentive to technical skill and appreciative of the noblest expression of the decorative arts.