Bovet 1822

The House of BOVET
The year 2006 was filled with positive developments for BOVET 1822. Within a few months, Pascal Raffy successively added BOVET 1822 Manufacture de Cadrans, DIMIER 1738 Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie, as well as the Château de Môtiers to the House of BOVET.
These acquisitions ensured the complete independence of the House and positioned it to raise its quality standards even further. Collectors, specialists, and keen observers of the watch industry have ever since saluted the technical advancements introduced by BOVET, while remaining in complete harmony with the tradition of watchmaking arts that have made the House so successful for almost two centuries.

Historical Monument
The 5,800 square-metre Château de Môtiers is a listed historical monument affording exceptional views over the landscapes of the Val-de-Travers, including BOVET’s birthplace in the village of Fleurier. In 2006, the Neuchâtel state authorities were looking to sell this castle of which the upkeep was proving too expensive. Mr. Pascal Raffy was the only potential buyer in a position to ensure the long-term preservation of this unique heritage site so fondly cherished by the people of the Canton. He was thus able to acquire the Château de Môtiers, and in doing so to fulfil his dream of offering BOVET the opportunity of returning to its birthplace. An idyllic setting, it is no mere coincidence that Fleurier and the Val-de-Travers experienced the early 19th century boom in watchmaking activity that was to ensure the region’s prosperity for almost two centuries.

Historical Monument
The House of BOVET quickly became a reference in terms of the decorative arts. Indeed the Emperor of China was one of the earliest collectors, and today many BOVET timepieces remain part of the priceless heritage of the Forbidden City. The business activities of the House of BOVET had their beginnings in China with Edouard Bovet. At that time, they had the clear-sightedness to craft timepieces specifically for the Middle Empire, the fame of the “Bovets of China”, as they were then called, spread rapidly to other continents. The popularity enjoyed by Edouard Bovet and the legitimate place, which his creations now occupy in museums around the world.

Some timepieces to
discover

Bovet 1822 – OttanteSei

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

The OttantaSei Tourbillon, designed in collaboration with Pininfarina, is proof of the two Houses’ alchemy, which allowed them to create and achieve the accuracy that characterizes this exceptional timepiece. Mr. Pascal Raffy’s instructions during the development emphasized the word “light” in two senses referencing both luminosity and weight. Their unity is a delight for the collector to appreciate on and off the wrist.

Consisting of four sapphire crystals that occupy the main surfaces, the finished case evokes the notion of aviation and the glass surrounding the cockpit of an aircraft or helicopter. Mechanically, equal importance was placed on three pillars – energy, time display, and the regulating organ, in this case, BOVET’s patented double-sided flying tourbillon – in order to achieve balance and symmetry. The flying tourbillon carriage is made up of no fewer than 104 components. Its innovative construction and single fixation point contribute to the superbly weighted thickness of the movement, and of the watch itself.

  • Reference
  • TPINS020
  • Limited edition
  • 86 movements
  • Case material
  • Blue PVD Titanium
  • Case diameter
  • 44 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 12 mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 3 ATM
  • Movement
  • 17BM03
  • Winding
  • Manual winding
  • Power reserve
  • 10 days
  • Frequency
  • 18000 vibrations per hour
  • Dial color
  • skeleton
  • Functions
  • Hours, Minutes, Tourbillon, 10 days power reserve indicator
  • Bracelet material
  • Rubber strap
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • Titanium
  • Retail Price
  • 207 000 € including 20% VAT

Bovet 1822 – Virtuoso VII

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

The Virtuoso VII features a retrograde perpetual calendar, an inverted hand-fitting, a patented double coaxial second hand, and a patented convertible case. The Virtuoso VII belongs to the Fleurier collection and comes with the iconic patented Amadeo® system that allows the timepiece to be converted into a table clock, a pocket watch, and a reversible wristwatch without the need for tools.⠀An unprecedented convergence of technical ingenuity drives the Virtuoso VII to deliver more information on both dials of the timepiece. For greater comfort and chronometry, the movement’s single barrel ensures over five days of power reserve.

The perfect technical expertise goes hand in hand with all the talent of the House of BOVET artisans. Every component, whether visible or invisible, is decorated using the traditional artisanal methods. The plate and bridges showing the functions of the perpetual calendar are fully hand-engraved with the iconic Fleurisanne pattern.

  • Reference
  • ACQPR014/10
  • Limited edition
  • 100 pieces
  • Case material
  • white gold
  • Case diameter
  • 43,30 mm
  • Caseback
  • second dial
  • Water resistance
  • 3 ATM
  • Movement
  • 13BM12AIQPR
  • Winding
  • Manual winding
  • Power reserve
  • 5 days
  • Frequency
  • 21600 vph
  • Dial color
  • green
  • Dial decoration
  • guilloché
  • Functions
  • Perpetual calendar, retrograde date, small second, power reserve indicator
    Reversible timepiece with 2 dials, convertible to pocket watch or desk watch
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • White Gold
  • Retail price
  • 96 000 € including 20% VAT

Bovet 1822 – Miss Audrey Sweet Art

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

Born in the mind and heart of Mr. Pascal Raffy, the owner of the House of BOVET for 20 years this year, the Miss Audrey Sweet Art takes this material and transforms it – all with the goal of capturing the sweetness of love and the purity of a child’s carefree desire for confections. The process of producing this dial is extraordinarily complex. First, the pure sugar crystals are prepared so their structure will not change when exposed to light or heat (no the sugar crystals will not melt). Then the sweet crystals are chosen for size, then combined with special paints and hand-applied to the dial by one of BOVET’s miniature painting artisans. This demanding process, protected by a patent, leaves no room for error. One misstep and the entire process has to start again.

Thanks to its artisanal and hand-made nature, each and every dial is in effect a piece unique. A variety of colors are available, including solid hues as well as gradients.The result is an intriguing mix of texture and sparkle, unlike any other dial ever produced in the watchmaking industry. The special hands of the dial of the Sweet Art are a whimsical, romantic touch. Uniquely shaped, they form a beautiful heart once every hour, as the minute hand catches up to the hour hand, reminding the wearers of the loved ones in their lives.

  • Reference
  • AF39818
  • Case material
  • White gold set with diamonds
  • Case diameter
  • 39 mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 3 ATM
  • Movement
  • 11BA13
  • Winding
  • Self-winding
  • Power reserve
  • 42 hours
  • Frequency
  • 28'800 vph / 4hz
  • Dial color
  • blue
  • Dial material
  • Crystal of sugar
  • Functions
  • Hours, minutes
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • White Gold
  • Retail Price
  • 70 000 € including 20% VAT

Bovet 1822 – 19Thirty

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

The 19Thirty collection stands out for its Fleurier case, a true symbol of two centuries of watchmaking excellence. It is immediately identifiable by its crown and bow situated at 12 o’clock in an acknowledgment to 19th-century pocket watches. In addition to hours and minutes, the 19Thirty timepiece displays the seconds at 6 o’clock in a perfect echo of 19th-century pocket watches. It has seven days of power reserve powered by a single barrel. The sapphire cabochon that ornaments the crown of the timepiece highlights its exceptional elegance.

The sapphire glass of the back of the case allows collectors to appreciate every detail of the movement.
By manufacturing all components (including the very sensitive tandem balance-spring), BOVET 1822 ensures extraordinary durability, chronometry, and reliability.

  • Reference
  • NTS0037
  • Limited edition
  • 60 pieces
  • Case material
  • DLC stainless steel
  • Case diameter
  • 42 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 9,05 mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 3 ATM
  • Movement
  • 15BM04
  • Winding
  • Manual winding
  • Power reserve
  • 7 days
  • Frequency
  • 21 600 vibrations per hour
  • Dial color
  • Yellow
  • Dial material
  • Superluminova
  • Functions
  • Hours, minutes, small second, power reserve indicator
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • DLC stainless steel
  • Retail price
  • 25000 € including 20% VAT

Bovet 1822 – Dimier Recital 27

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

Complex, extensively decorated, and powerful, the Récital 27 is BOVET’s unique take on the multiple time zone display.As if this triple time zone achievement wasn’t enough, BOVET 1822 watchmakers have complemented it with a magnificently decorated dome-shaped moon phase indicator. This fascinating complication is so precise that it only requires a single correction every 122 years.

Turning-over the timepiece showcases all of their talents. The bottom sapphire glass reveals the entire movement. The collector will continuously discover new details illustrating the virtuosity displayed in the decoration of each component.

  • Reference
  • R270001
  • Limited edition
  • 60 pieces
  • Case material
  • White Gold
  • Case diameter
  • 46,30 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 16,50 mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 3 ATM
  • Movement
  • 13DM04-3FLP
  • Winding
  • Manual winding
  • Power reserve
  • 7 days
  • Frequency
  • 21600 vph
  • Dial color
  • openworked
  • Functions
  • Hours, minutes, three time zone, double city indicator, doubkle hemisphere moonphase, power reserve indicator, sub second on the back
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • White gold
  • Retail Price
  • 84 000 € including 20% VAT

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