Cover Rolls-Royce Boat Tail

Working with Bovet 1822, the British automaker has crafted custom timepieces to complement the one-of-a-kind Boat Tail car

True luxury is not just about how expensive it is; its essence lies in the craftsmanship and the commitment to it. And this is where the new Rolls-Royce Boat Tail excels. Working off a one-sentence brief from a client—"This car should mark a sense of occasion and serve that occasion like nothing else"—the highly sophisticated Boat Tail features a rear deck that opens up gracefully like butterfly wings to reveal compartment that can host a fridge, fine china and champagne.

Exquisitely crafted based on Rolls-Royce's coachbuilding concept which empowers the automaker the freedom of expression, the Boat Tail, which is inspired by J Class yachts, is an exceptional car that pushes the boundaries of bespoke.

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So when it comes to the time instrument to go with this remarkable vehicle, Rolls-Royce naturally gravitates towards Bovet 1822, a Swiss watchmaker known for their high level of craftsmanship.

The partners created a pair of his-and-her Boat Tail tourbillon watches, designed to be fitted onto the dashboard of the car but can be converted into a wristwatch, a table clock, a pendant watch and even a pocket watch. The watches feature Bovet's signature Amadeo case measuring 44mm in diameter in 18k white gold with matching front dials designed with the same Caleidolegno veneer that appears on the aft deck of the Boat Tail.

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Flip the watches over and you will discover their individual styles. The men's version comes with an aventurine sub-dial; what's even more impressive is that it's designed to reflect the celestial arrangement in the night sky over the place of the owner's birth on his birth date. His partner's version is decorated with a miniature painting of a flower bouquet on mother-of-pearl. Both have a faithful recreation, right down to the colour, of the Boat Tail in miniature hand-engraved across the dials. 

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