Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
Pininfarina may be best known for designing Ferraris – just about every one, in fact, for the past several decades – but the Italian design house has a growing portfolio that extends far beyond automobiles to include furniture, trains and much more. This, however, appears to be new territory for the coachbuilder.
Collaborating with Swiss watchmaker Bovet, Pininfarina has designed a highly exclusive tourbillon. The Bovet Ottana Tourbillon by Pininfarina incorporates the complex movement you'd expect from the name, plus a large date indicator, 80-hour power reserve meter and minute repeater, all incorporated into the brass-crafted, 514-piece Calibre 16BA01 movement. The skeletonized case can be mounted facing forward or backward to display the intricate movement, with a secondary time indicator on the reverse, or can be separated from the suede-like calfskin strap to be worn as a wristwatch or used as a desk clock.
Only 80 examples will be offered, in either DLC-coated steel and titanium or titanium with rose or white gold detail, with a price tag approaching $300,000.