The Automobili Pininfarina Battista is a beautiful hypercar but now you can also have a matching Tourbillon from Bovet. The new Bovet Battista Tourbillon continues the trademark design elements of this all-electric hypercar onto your wrist. Made in-house at the production facility in Tramelan, Switzerland, both sides of this timepiece feature Sapphire crystals while various elements like the watch hands, bridges, and dials are inspired by the car. Further inspiration can be seen with the flying bridge above the two main dials and the Triangolo pattern on the dials- reimagined in miniature and seen through the sapphire crystal exhibition case back. The timepiece also carries the Automobili Pininfarina collaborative flags on the power reserve dial.
The construction of the Battista Tourbillon shows a three-dimensional appearance, with each part of the movement and it’s detailing clearly visible both from the face of the timepiece as well as through the exhibition case back and the exposed sides. The 45.6-millimeter case consists of two large sapphire crystals.
The dials on the face of the timepiece feature Battista’s Triangolo pattern, while together forming the shape of the number “90”, a reference to the Battista Anniversario and a mark of Pininfarina’s 90-year heritage. On the power reserve dial on the left, the Automobili Pininfarina flag icon can be found, where on the right dial the big date complication takes pride of place.
Above the two main dials, the flying bridge resembles Battista’s curves, as does the “V” in Bovet and the hands of the timepiece and the hour-indication ring. The tourbillon cage is inspired by the Impulso wheels and center-lock ring. There is also a differential winding mechanism that makes rewinding the timepiece for a full 10 days of power reserve. In terms of movement, the Battista timepiece features a brand-new one running at 18,000 vibrations per hour.
Developing this new movement, placing the hour and minute hands in the center, adding a grand date, and redesigning the tourbillon cage was done entirely in-house. The two-sided flying tourbillon is attached at the center of its axis, and the weight distribution of the escapement and balance-spring reduces the lever-arm effect and friction as well.
While the Battista uses no gasoline being all-electric, the timepiece also has a vegan rubber strap and no disposable batteries. Just like the Battista hyper GT, production of the Bovet Battista Tourbillon is limited, albeit being a bit more accessible than the car with a price tag of $320,000 USD.