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1822 Virtuoso XI

Bovet 1822



The first fully skeletonized timepiece the house of Bovet has ever made, the newest Virtuoso XI is completely hand-finished and hand-engraved - in every component and on both sides. The master watchmakers and artisans at Bovet carved away as much metal as possible without compromising the strength of the components themselves. They then spent dozens of hours finishing the parts on both sides with a classical pattern - Bovet's own Fleurisanne motif. Both sides of the flying tourbillon movement are visible thanks to transparent sapphires. This version in 18-karat white gold is set with brilliant-cut diamonds on the case.


Price ($)412,000
AwardsTop 50
Price range$400,000 - $500,000
ComplicationsPower Reserve Indicator
TourbillonFlying Tourbillon
Water resistance30m
Power reserve range (hours)> 97
Power reserve240 hours
Case sizeLarge (>39mm)
Case diameter (mm)44
Case height (mm)7
Case backTransparent
Case colourWhite Gold
Case materialWhite Gold

Noted for its 19th century pocket watches, Bovet has unfailingly impressed since its start. The Swiss brand has continually captivated watch enthusiasts both through the transparent intricacy of its designs and an elegance that one wouldn't expect to characterize complex machinery. In 2022, Bovet launched curated exhibition of its timepieces to celebrate the its bicentennial. Spanning the entire 200 years, it included pieces from the 1800s, such as those made for the Ottoman Empire and European royalty. Moving across to the early 1900s, the exhibition featured the watch that inspired the patented Amedo system before showcasing the prominent Bovet chronographs of the 1940s and 1950s. And closing the exhibit, ground-breaking astronomical timepieces took the spotlight, in addition to the GHP award-winning timepieces and bespoke Rolls-Royce timepieces designed for its Boat Tail project.

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