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February 2017

The Virtuoso VII presents two distinct faces on its emblematic case. The first face displays the hours, minutes, seconds and power reserve, as well as all the indications relative to the perpetual calendar. The hours and minutes are displayed on a central dial. The second face transports us to an entirely different universe: the hours and minutes dial, off-centered at 12 o’clock, gives prominence to the movement.

When Pascal Raffy sets out to develop a new timepiece, he strives to combine the talent of every artisan working on its design and on the manufacture of each component. The Virtuoso VII Retrograde Perpetual Calendar is no exception.
The Virtuoso II specialty calibre that equips this new timepiece first appeared in the collections in 2014. This movement is adapted to the features of the Amadeo case and is capable of displaying the hours, minutes, seconds and any conceivable complication simultaneously on its two faces. The perpetual calendar complication is highly sought after by collectors by virtue of the ever-useful information it provides: day, date, month and leap year cycle, with an accuracy that requires no adjustments for 400 years.
Introduced in 2010, the Amadeo convertible case system allows the timepiece to be transformed into a reversible wristwatch, a table clock or a pocket watch without the use of any tools. Available in red or white gold, the Virtuoso VII Retrograde Perpetual Calendar offers a black or white lacquered dial. Masters of personalisation, the Bovet artisans can also use the full extent of their talents to meet the specific requests of each collector, if he or she so wishes.
By dividing up the seconds to obtain unparalleled chronometry while simultaneously inviting collectors to suspend time, the Virtuoso VII Perpetual Calendar represents a piece of eternity as interpreted by Pascal Raffy and the Bovet artisans, in a most noble expression of time.

Source: Europa Star TIME.BUSINESS/TIME.KEEPER Dec. 2016 - Jan. 2017