To 2008, specifically, when the two brands teamed up to create a special timepiece in celebration of the 80th anniversary of Pininfarina.
The watch in question was the Ottanta tourbillon, and since then the partnership has spawned six special editions.
The newest is the OttantaSei tourbillon (Italian for ‘86’), which has been created to celebrate the 86th anniversary of Pininfarina.
Only 10 examples of the watch will be made in Platinum, subtracted from the total of 86 movements the brand has committed to produce.
The sapphire crystals around the 44mm diameter of the watch allow for the movement to be viewed at every dimension, while it is also the slimmest of the Bovet and Pininfarina watches with a thickness of 12mm.
To give the dial symmetry, the power reserve indicator and the flying tourbillon have been given equal importance, and occupy the same space on the dial.
A single barrel keeps the double-sided flying tourbillon revolving for more than 240 hours, giving the watch a power reserve of 10 days.
The price is available only upon request, but is expected to be close to the quarter-million-dollar mark.