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Bovet 1822 - Amadéo Fleurier Chinese Dragon

Bovet 1822 Amadéo Fleurier Chinese Dragon

Bovet unveils a collection of unique timepieces with miniature painted dragons on its mother-of-pearl dials.

The history of Maison Bovet began in China in 1818, where the Bovet brothers’ excellence in the decorative arts and technical ingenuity captivated Emperor Jiaqing, his successor Emperor Daoguang and their dignitaries, resulting in a passion and recognition among art collectors.

Today, the special bonds between Bovet 1822 and Chinese history remain intact, an inspiration for Mr. Raffy, owner of Bovet 1822, and his artisans to honor the wishes of collectors by offering them unique timepieces whose decorative arts reflect their passion for ancient history and art.

Bovet's new collection of unique timepieces highlights the history of Chinese dragons, a composition of creatures with features of no less than nine animals that symbolizes the power or the emperor, while embodying the forces of nature.

Amadéo Fleurier Chinese Dragon

Amadéo Fleurier © Bovet 1822

Approximately one hundred hours are required to produce each dial. An artist paints each of them by hand on the small surface of the mother-of-pearl dial, with details so fine that the work demands the use of a binocular microscope and a brush that consists of a single marten hair. 

Amadéo Fleurier Chinese Dragon

© Bovet 1822

Presented on the Amadeo Fleurier 43mm timepiece in 18K red gold or white gold, these dials are highlighted by the convertible case, which enables collectors to admire their work of art as a wristwatch that is associated with a full-skin alligator strap, a pocket watch completed with a gold-plated silver or rhodium-plated silver chain, or to display it as a table clock.

The self-winding movement Caliber 11BA12 powers the hours and minutes and offers a 72-hour power reserve.

Each timepiece is priced at 70,000 CHF.

Amadéo Fleurier Chinese Dragon

© Bovet 1822

The brand

The Bovet Manufacture upholds the tradition of decorative arts applied to its delicately engraved, chased, enamelled, engine-turned or hand-painted cases, dials and movements, thus passing on the unrivalled knowhow that has been gracing the Firm’s collections and heritage since 1822.

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