Bovet Ottana Tourbillon by Pininfarina image

Pininfarina, in cooperation with watch maker Bovet, has unveiled the Ottana Tourbillon, an exclusive watch limited to only 80 pieces and rumored to be priced between $280,000 – to $300,000.

Essentially, the entire movement rotates inside the case once per minute, obviating the need for a second hand in the process. To that, Bovet has added a large date indicator, power reserve meter (the watch can keep time for an impressive 80 hours sitting still) and a minute repeater. All told, the Calibre 16BA01 movement incorporates some 514 parts, most of them crafted from brass. They’re housed inside a jumbo 46mm case, available in either DLC-coated steel and titanium or titanium with white or rose gold.


• Calibre Bovet 16BA01
• Diameter 36.00mm
• Height 12.60mm
Number of components
• Complete movement 514
• Tourbillon cage 70
• Big date 75
• Number of jewels 62
• Power reserve 80 hours minimum
• Frequency 21,600 Ah (3Hz)
• All components are developed, manufactured and decorated by Dimier 1738 according to criteria defined by the Fleurier Quality Foundation.
Base plate
• Material Brass
• Decoration Sand-blasted, drawn flanks, micro circular graining (1738 grains Ø 1.50mm), chamfered and polished by hand, hand-polished sinks
• Colour finish NAC
• Case back side
• Material Brass
• Decoration Sand-blasted, drawn flanks, micro circular graining (grains with Ø 1.50 and 1.00mm), chamfered and polished by hand, hand-polished sinks, rear display bridge with vertical Côtes de Genève and circular bipolar Clou de Paris
• Colour finish NAC
Dial side
• Material Brass
• Decoration Sand-blasted, drawn flanks, chamfered and polished by hand, vertical Côtes de Genève on underside, circular grained
• Colour finish NAC
• Barrels 2 barrels in series. Snailed barrel drums and covers, circular-grained open ratchet with 5 arms, chamfered and polished by hand Wheels and pinions Circular-grained wheels, hand-polished mouldings and chamfers
• Burnished pivots with rounded and burnished ends
• Springs, jumpers and steel parts
• Fine brushed, drawn flanks, chamfered and polished by hand (no “wire” springs)
• Automatic
• Off-centered platinum micro-rotor, shot-blasted, chamfered and circular- grained
• Rotation 1 turn in 80sec
• Balancing By special Pininfarina screw
• Tourbillon bridges Stainless steel, block polished, drawn flanks, chamfered and polished by hand, sinks polished by hand, fine-brushed underneath
• Cage bridge Stainless steel, block polished, chamfered and polished by hand on both sides
• Cage wheel Stainless steel, circular-grained, chamfered and polished by hand on both sides
• Balance Inertia: 9.80mg/cm2
• Mass: 72mg
• Arms in a figure of 8 shape within a 0 (evoking the 80th anniversary of Pininfarina)
• Rim and 4 special Pininfarina screws in CuBé treated in blue Pininfarina
• PVD, block-polished.
• Total weight 0.48g
• Dial side Hours and minutes shown by central hands
• Seconds by crown engraved and lacquered in a window at 3 o’clock
• (1 t/3min)
• Power reserve indicator hand at 9 o’clock
• Big date by 2 overlapping disks at 6 o’clock
• Movement side Hour hand at 12 o’clock (reading accuracy: ¼ hour)
• Case Type AMADEO Convertible (double sided wristwatch, table clock, pocket watch)
• Diameter: 46.00mm
• Height: 18.50mm (on crystals)
• Water-resistance: 10 Atm (100m – 300ft)
• Material Middle: Grade 5 titanium (Ti5), circular fine-brushed
• Bezel and back: Stainless steel DLC
• Crystals Bezel: Sapphire, domed, anti-reflection treatment on inside
• Back: Sapphire, flat, anti-reflection treatment on inside
• Crown Fine-brushed DLC titanium. Polished Pininfarina 80th anniversary logo
• Chain Shot-blasted grade 5 titanium
• Engravings Middle: 8 phrases evoking the 8 decades of Pininfarina
• “La linea, la forma deve diventare sobstanza, materia viva” 1930s
• “Le cose che abbiamocreato appartengono albi altri” 1940s
• “La vita di un uomo è troppo corta per condurre a buon fine un’impresa” 1950s
• “Col tempo, lo stile consente di notare qualcosa di fiù vivo del ricordo della bellezza” 1960s
• “La tradizzione del nuovo” 1970s
• “In quasi sessant’anni di vita lo stile Pinninfarina è sempre stato corrente” 1980s
• “La Pininfarina è un’azienda giovane” 1990s
• “Pensare, disegnare e constrire automobili è soprattutto una responsabilita sociale” 21st century
• Movement Individually numbered (xx/80) on screwed plate
• Dial Flange: Brass, with anthracite colour treatment
• Lower plate: Rock crystal with metalized surface and transfer printing
• Dial feet: Secured by special Pininfarina screws
• Strap Material: Rubber with calf velour-finish lining
• Fixing: Special Pininfarina screws
• Buckle Pin-type buckle in grade 5 titanium, fine-brushed and shot-blasted, chamfered and polished by hand with “Pininfarina” engraving
• Watch box Exclusive black leather, blue Pininfarina stitching, engraved plate with
• individual numbering (xx / 80)