Author Topic: Press Release - BOVET by Pininfarina "Sergio" Split-Second Chronograph  (Read 5082 times)

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Sporty and Versatile

Sporty and versatile, the BOVET by Pininfarina "Sergio" exudes masculinity and refinement. With a heritage of sport, engineering prowess, and high-performance, the BOVET by Pininfarina "Sergio" will enchant sport enthusiasts and watch collectors alike. As a symbol of masculinity and refinement, this timepiece is the fitting gift of choice for Father's Day.

The special ties and history that link the famous Italian design studio Pininfarina with BOVET began with the presentation, at the last Geneva Motor Show, of a “Sergio” Ferrari designed by Pininfarina. It was named after Sergio Pininfarina, president of the family business for 40 years, and was a fitting tribute for the man behind the most beautiful designs in the automotive history. Since this ultra-sporty vehicle symbolizes sixty years of shared passion between Pininfarina and Ferrari, Paolo Pininfarina felt the need to design a matching timepiece. In a reference to the car’s high-performance specification, Pascal Raffy and his teams proposed a timepiece with outstanding characteristics, perfectly in keeping with the perceived style and emotion of the vehicle.

Refinement, Reliability, and Engineering

This split-second chronograph, also known as the "Sergio", shares the same refinement, reliability and engineering virtuosity of its namesake. The movement is a self-winding mechanical chronograph of unrivalled robustness. Giving the assurance of perfect timekeeping, it features a small-second, a 30 minute counter and a power reserve indicator. As its name implies, it is capable of measuring any number of intermediate times, a function particularly sought-after in the world of motor sport. The push-pieces positioned on either side of the crown fulfill their normal functions, respectively start and stop for the first, and reset for the second.

The same designers responsible for the sporty elegance of the vehicle were handed the stylistic brief for this timepiece. As a result, they achieved perfection in matching the strong identity of the collection of timepieces with the 60-year success story of the Italian sports car.

Aerodynamic Elements
Four  parts of  the  dial  have been lowered.  One  houses the  30  minute  chronograph counter at 12 o’clock, while the small-seconds are positioned at 6 o’clock and the power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock. Meanwhile the fourth area, at 9 o’clock, accommodates the two names that make up this prestigious partnership: BOVET 1822 and Pininfarina. These two areas are perforated with multiple micro-apertures, a special feature virtually omnipresent on the timepiece’s motoring namesake. The highly specific shapes of these four areas carry a distinct echo of the vehicle’s aerodynamic elements. An anthracite ruthenium treatment enhances the volumes and different surface finishes of the dial for a striking effect. The different graduations are pad-printed in white. This combination of colors is known to guarantee optimal legibility regardless of light levels and ambient reflections.

Like all timepieces in the collection, the "Sergio" Chronograph features the Amadeo®  convertible system which makes it possible to instantly convert it into a wristwatch, a miniature table clock or a sports timer. An optional chain adds the possibility of wearing this timepiece as a pocket watch. Accurate, technically sophisticated, useful, reliable and robust, the "Sergio" Split-Second Chronograph is available in a limited edition of 250 timepieces and is well equipped to win the hearts and minds of enthusiasts of fine engineering, be it under the hood of a racing car or, purring like clockwork, nestled comfortably on their wrist.

About BOVET 1822:

BOVET 1822 is a Swiss ”Maison” of luxury timepieces whose origins date back to 1822, the year in which Edouard Bovet founded their workshop in the picturesque Val-de-Travers region of Switzerland. BOVET is renowned for its pocket watches manufactured for the Chinese market in the 19th  century. Today, under the guidance and ownership of Pascal Raffy, a visionary with a passion for Haute Horologerie, BOVET is thriving, manufacturing unique timepieces distinguished by their pocket watch inspired form. From extraordinary complications  such as tourbillons  and  minute  repeaters, to  rare artisanal crafts such as enamel painting and “fleurisanne” engraving, each BOVET timepiece is brought to life under the practiced hand of a BOVET master watchmaker. With a highly limited production annually, BOVET  seeks to preserve and cultivate the art and craft of traditional watchmaking, while  delighting connoisseurs and collectors.