Bovet

The Bovet Manufacture upholds the tradition of decorative art applied to finely cut and hand-painted dials, thus passing on the unrivalled knowhow that has been gracing the Firm’s collections and heritage since 1822.

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  • About Bovet Fleurier

    Watchmaking entrepreneur Edouard Bovet was born in Fleurier in 1797. At the age of 17, he joined his brothers Alphonse and Frédéric as they left for London, one of the largest watchmaking capitals of the day.

    After spending four years there, Bovet travelled to China, where he sold four pocket watches for a total of 10,000 Francs – the equivalent of one million dollars today.

    On his return to Fleurier in 1830, he had his own workshop built. Ten years later, in 1840, the Firm there had a workforce of over 175. Fritz Bovet, Alphonse Bovet's son, joined the company and in 1889 filed one of the first patents for a single-button chronograph.

    In 2001, Pascal Raffy bought out the firm and five years later embarked on a process of integration, acquiring the Dimier 1738 Handcrafted Fine Watchmaking Manufacture, the Dimier 1738 Dial Manufacture and Môtiers Castle – a fourteenth-century building that had previously belonged to the Bovet family, where he set up a watchmaking workshop for the assembly of timepieces.

    Ever since, the Firm has developed and manufactured outstanding watches. Specialising in grand complications, the Manufacture covers 43 different trades, enabling all components – including spirals – to be manufactured.

    In 2013, Bovet 1822 also presented its first oval-shaped watch: the “Recital 9 Tourbillon Miss Alexandra”, the hands of which form a heart when they are aligned every hour.

  • Bovet Fleurier's philosophy

    The Bovet Manufacture upholds the tradition of decorative art applied to finely cut and hand-painted dials, thus passing on the unrivalled knowhow that has been gracing the Firm's collections and heritage since 1822. 

    The Firm's timepieces are equipped with highly technical movements, each component of which is enhanced to the uttermost – even those that can be seen only by the watchmakers themselves. 

    The manufacture uses the most highly skilled decorative procedures, including engraving and miniature painting.

    Ever since the nineteenth century, Bovet 1822 has been embodying respect for the traditions of handmade watchmaking. 

  • Bovet Fleurier's 5 key dates

    1797: Edouard Bovet born
    1822: Maison Bovet founded
    2001: Pascal Raffy becomes sole proprietor of the Firm
    2006: acquisition of the Dimier 1738 Manufactures and Môtiers Castle
    2010: launch of the Amadeo® concept 

  • Bovet Fleurier's collections

    Château de Môtiers : This collection – the manufacture's most recent – combines a traditional time display with the date, in an elegant round case.

    Fleurier Amadeo® : The Fleurier Amadeo® collection consists of timepieces that can be transformed into wristwatches, back into pocket watches (or sautoir necklaces for ladies), or into table watches – with no tool necessary. This concept further justifies the use of tourbillon movements manufactured in-house.

    BOVET by Pininfarina : Created in 2010, this collection is the fruit of the partnership between BOVET and the legendary Italian designer. With an unashamedly modern, sports feel, the timepieces in this collection also feature the convertible Amadeo® case.

    SPORTSTER : Inspired by Art Deco, this collection comprises a series of contemporary chronographs with a Large Date display.

    Dimier : A tribute to the craftsmen in the Manufacture of the same name, this collection is the only one to boast a case with four horns – and a traditional crown position at 3 o'clock.

  • Contact Bovet Fleurier

    Bovet Fleurier SA
    Pont-du-Centenaire 109
    Case Postale 183
    CH-1228 Plan-les-Ouates
    T. +41 22 731 46 38

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Featured Bovet Watches

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