The Double-face flying tourbillon has world time with indexable second-time zone, moon phase, and five days’ power reserve.
Following the lauded success of the Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter One, Mr Pascal Raffy, owner of the House of Bovet 1822, and the skilled artisans presented the newer version in the iconic sloped writing case that features Bovet’s patented Double-sided flying tourbillon, a second-time zone with a twenty-four city disc, a precision moon phase while offering the chronometry of 5 days power reserve.
The number of timepieces crafted annually is limited to only 800 timepieces. Mr Raffy further redefines true luxury by creating all of its components in the Bovet’s Swiss workshops, using artisanal processes, and adding the concept of exclusivity to the experience offered to each collector.
The Brainstorm Chapter Two is the second timepiece in the Bovet collection to be fitted with a sapphire crystal case in the emblematic writing case with an asymmetrical profile. The slope of its bezel allows the collector to explore new display mechanisms that guarantee intuitive and increased readability. Concentric rollers, rotating domes, and three-dimensional needles were used to express time in new ways. The protected design of the writing case opens up new horizons in terms of the very architecture of the movements, by optimizing the volume which simultaneously increases the functionalities offered, the chronometry, the reliability, and the readability.
A dome dial, available in a choice of blue or green translucent quartz or blue aventurine glass, displays the hours and minutes of local time in the upper part of the case. The seconds are read by an index fixed on the tourbillon itself, placed at 6 o’clock which makes a complete revolution, in 60 seconds. The domes of the second time zone and the moon phase rotate by the patented mechanism of the radial guidance system. Polished pillars, translucent gems, and delicately satin steels contrast with dazzling elegance. At the back of the timepiece, the bridges are perforated and engraved with a delicacy.
Such a level of excellence can only be achieved at a certain scale. Therefore, a total of only 60 movements will be produced for Brainstorm Chapter Two. They will be distributed among the 47.8mm-diameter sapphire case, limited to 30 timepieces, with a choice of blue quartz, green quartz, or blue aventurine glass dial, by respective limited editions of 10 timepieces.