In 2010, Swiss luxury watch brand BOVET 1822, on the occasion of 80th anniversary of Italian design house Pininfarina, developed and manufactured Tourbillon OTTANTA®. In 2011, Bovet created the new Chronograph CAMBIANO edition.
The sporty Chronograph CAMBIANO edition, like its predecessor(Tourbillon OTTANTA®), from which it inherits certain aesthetic codes such as the oscillating weight and screws, the Chronograph CAMBIANO edition 2011 presents a varied topography united by a succession of curves and sharp angles. Architecturally rich, it is structured with contrasting finishes and surface treatments selected with meticulous attention to detail.
The superbly proportioned AMADEO convertible case allows the timepiece to be used as a wristwatch, miniature clock, pocket watch or sports counter. The steel case-band and case-back have a circular satin finish, while the bezel, support, bow and crown are in ball-milled steel with black DLC coating. The push-pieces of the chronograph, shaped to resemble an accelerator, are arranged symmetrically on either side of the bow at 11 o’clock and 1 o’clock in keeping with BOVET’s customary aesthetic codes. This positioning ensures perfect ergonomics regardless of which case configuration is used.
For optimal functionality and perfect clarity, chronograph and time indications are displayed separately. Chronograph functions are therefore arranged on the dial’s horizontal axis, with the seconds hand naturally in the centre, the minute counter at 9 o’clock and the hour counter at 3 o’clock. Time indications meanwhile occupy the dial’s vertical axis, with hours and minutes in the centre, seconds at 6 o’clock and large date at 12 o’clock. In addition, to eliminate any possible confusion, the chronograph hands are blued, while time indications are shown by rhodium-plated hands. Perfectly balanced, the small seconds-hand with its stylised design is evocative of the motor car and the world of watchmaking.
BOVET craftsmen employed all their expertise and experience to accurately convey the intent of the Italian designers and create a dial of spellbinding technical complexity. The finished article, comprising 35 components on five levels, meets all design criteria to the letter (design, volumes, legibility and sportiness).
The Chronograph CAMBIANO edition 2011 has been rigorously tested to ensure absolute reliability regardless of the environment in which it is used. Its combination of technical and aesthetic refinement places the Chronograph CAMBIANO edition 2011 at once in the “specialist” and “versatile” categories of prestige sports timepieces.
Type AMADEO® Convertible (wristwatch, table clock, pocket watch, sports counter)
Material Case-band and case-back: Circular satinfinished steel
Bezel, support & bow: Ball-milled steel with black DLC coating
Crown & push-pieces: Polished steel
Water-resistance 10 ATM – 100 metres – 300 feet
Buckle Ardillon stainless steel
Crystals Sapphire with anti-glare treatment top and bottom
Type Self-winding chronograph
Diameter 31.00mm (13 ¾ ‘’’)
Frequency 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)
Power reserve 50 hours