Stay on top of all watchmaking news ! OK

This search is sponsored by BEHRENS

Search in :
GMT Magazine
Bovet 1822 - The Art of “Simplexity"

Bovet 1822 The Art of “Simplexity"

Focus on the Virtuoso V

The ‘watchmaking scales’ played by Bovet are sometimes complex, like the classical music scores much loved by the CEO of the Manufacture. Yet the fact that certain pieces assert themselves as self evident is generally because they are both richly detailed and rigorously disciplined. An easily remembered melody is often more elaborate than it seems – and this Virtuoso V is far more complex than its display suggests. Bovet uses a resolutely pared down aesthetic vocabulary to convey essentials: a retrograde minutes hands and aperture type jumping hours. The case back reveals even more demanding mechanics: the user can display on demand, a second time zone coaxially symmetrical with the first, an ingenious construction that can be read at a glance. The power reserve remains a Bovet strong point: five days, also indicated on the back. Finally, while the Virtuoso V cultivates the appearance of a classic timepiece, its case is anything but – it is made from titanium, featuring the lightness and sturdiness of the most modern creations. 

The Art of “Simplexity

Virtuoso V © Bovet

Virtuoso V

Case: titanium, water-resistant to 30m (3 bar)
Size: 43.5mm, 15.7mm thick
Movement: mechanical, hand-wound, skeletonized, 21,600 vib/h, 120h power reserve
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, power reserve, second time zone,
Dial: retrograde minutes, jumping hours. Back: second time zone, power reserve, seconds
Strap: leather, folding clasp
Price: CHF 73,800

As a WorldTempus reader, we are delighted to offer you the latest digital version of this GMT magazine that you can download here 


GMT Magazine n° 80 © GMT magazine


Recommended reading

Watch Finder

Search by:

Find your watch >

The brand

The Bovet Manufacture upholds the tradition of decorative arts applied to its delicately engraved, chased, enamelled, engine-turned or hand-painted cases, dials and movements, thus passing on the unrivalled knowhow that has been gracing the Firm’s collections and heritage since 1822.

Find out more >

All the news >

Contact brand >

All the watches >