The Tourbillon OTTANTASEI remains faithful to the essential lines that characterize the collection but, at the same time, affirms its own character thanks to technical innovation and stylistic changes. The word “light”, with its dual connotations of luminosity and limited weight, was the watchword for every stage in the development of this project.Taking inspiration for the world of aviation the Pininfarina and Bovet teams conceived solutions able to make the Tourbillon distinctive and very comfortable at the same time. The case of the timepiece fully embodies this philosophy: four large sapphire crystals occupy the main surfaces, while contrasting elements in titanium or gold trace the essential contours of the structure.
The result evokes the glass surrounding the cockpit of an aircraft or helicopter. The accurate machining and delicate metallization of the sapphire crystals provide superb views of the movement, real soul of the timepiece, while the touch of elegance synonymous with both Houses is present through the laser-engraved words ‘Pininfarina’ and ‘limited edition’ on the inner concave surfaces of these sapphire crystal walls. The distinctive screws designed by Pininfarina used on all the timepieces in the collection are also a feature. The stylistic evolution is paired with an important technical innovation granting 10-day autonomy to the Ottantasei.