Orbis MundiReference# NTHU022
Availability: See it at 430 Park Avenue, NYC
- Case: Rose Gold
- Size: 42 mm x 11.25 mm
- Movement: Hand-wound mechanical Haute Horlogerie movement, Calibre 15BM01HU
- Function: Hours, minutes, worldtime with 24 time-zone and 24 cities of the world Indicator, small seconds, power reserve indicato
- Power Reserve: approximately 7 days
- Water Resistance: 30 m
- Dial: Aventurine glass, with Roman numerals in white, worldtime and the name of the cities in yellow White, with lotus flower motif
- Caseback: Sapphire glass
- Strap/Bracelet: Full-skin alligator strap, Rose Gold
The World is Yours – The Orbis Mundi from BOVET 1822
The Orbis Mundi, Latin for “the world,” is easy to set using only the crown to both set the time and the 24 world cities. Turn the iconic real-sapphire cabochon-topped crown at 12 o’clock clockwise to set the hours and minutes, and clockwise to set the unique 24 world time zone dial.
Its finely finished manufacture movement is on full display through its exhibition back, and the in-house hairspring and regulating organ are visible through the aperture at 6 o’clock on the front dial and 7 day power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock. Every component in the Orbis Mundi movement is hand-finished just like the high complications in BOVET’s collection.
Launched during the House of BOVET’s 200-year anniversary, the Orbis Mundi honors the journey of founder Edouard Bovet, who traveled all over the world to establish the House. From Fleurier, seated in the center of the Jura Mountains of Switzerland, he traveled to London, then on to Guangzhou, China. After conquering the Middle Kingdom, he set his sights on the rest of the world. Soon enough, timepieces from BOVET were being collected in the Ottoman Empire, all over Asia, throughout Europe, and into the Americas.