The World is Yours
The New Orbis Mundi from the House of BOVET 1822
“As you can imagine, I travel quite a lot as head of BOVET 1822, and deal with people in many different time zones,” owner Mr. Pascal Raffy says.
“I wanted an elegant timepiece that would make it easy to set and tell the time anywhere in the world. My team of amazing developers and watchmakers and I came up with a surprisingly simple yet beautiful way to display all 24 time zones.”
“As a long-time Rolls-Royce owner and lover, I am particularly pleased to have had the opportunity to work on such a special bespoke project.”Pascal RaffyOwner, BOVET 1822
When Mr. Raffy was designing the world time dome of the Recital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two, which won the “Mechanical Exception” award at the watchmaking Oscars in 2020, he already had in mind its adapted use in the Orbis Mundi.
In development for more than two years, the Orbis Mundi, Latin for “the world,” simplifies both the setting and the indications of the world timer for a new generation of watch lovers.
The Orbis Mundi, thanks to BOVET’s engineering expertise, is easy to set, using only the crown to both set the time and the 24 world cities. Turn the crown counter-clockwise to set the hours and minutes, and clockwise to set the unique 24 world time zone dial.
Total Handcrafted Components
Emblematic Fleurier Case
Comfort no matter the size of the wearer’s wrist, thanks to its slim 11.25mm profile and its iconic real-sapphire-cabochon-topped crown and BOVET bow at 12 o’clock.
Limited Editions in Red gold
Unique and Easy to Read World Time Display
All Functions Set Through the Crown
Click to try the loupe.
Exposed In-House Hairspring and Escapement
Beautiful World Time Dial Crafted in pure Aventurine glass
Imagine you are on a business trip from Miami to Geneva, Switzerland, then on to Dubai, and finally finishing in Singapore.
Just figuring out exactly what time it is after crossing several time zones is challenging enough, and, if you are wearing a standard world time watch, chances are the world time information on the dial is too small for your weary eyes to actually read.
To address this need, BOVET 1822 has developed a major advancement in the setting and using of the world time function – the Orbis Mundi.
This new timepiece shows all 24 time zones at a glance, thanks to its top-of-the-world display, and all functions are set using just the crown.
This display makes reading the time anywhere in the world a breeze.
The world today is getting smaller and smaller, as more people are working from home and interacting more and more with others from all around the globe.
BOVET 1822 might be based above the small village of Fleurier in Switzerland, but there are BOVET collectors and partners all around the world. So, it’s more important than ever to know what time it is anywhere and everywhere in the world.