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Bovet 1822

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.

About

Since it was founded in 1822, Bovet has married the most sophisticated mechanisms with the most refined craftsmanship, including engraving and miniature painting, with unequalled mastery. In 2006, under the visionary leadership of its owner, Pascal Raffy, Bovet acquired the renowned manufacture Dimier 1738, and immediately began producing all the parts the maison required, including movements, balance springs and dials. His passion for fine watchmaking also led to the creation of the Amadeo® convertible case system, an astonishing feat of ingenuity inspired by the superb pocket watches made by Bovet in the 19th century for the Emperor of China and collectors around the world. Today, the Maison showcases its excellence through a range of collections, which bring together remarkable models including the Braveheart®, Ottantasei, Astérium and Shooting Star tourbillons, to name just some of its iconic creations.

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.
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. 

Collections

19Thirty

The 19Thirty collection was inspired one of the last pocket watches ever produced by BOVET before it started producing wristwatches. The case is just 9mm thick for a diameter of 42mm. As with every BOVET timepiece, its timekeeping is excellent, and its reliability and seven-day power reserve make it an exceptional watch.

Bovet designed by Pininfarina

Created in 2010, this collection is the fruit of the partnership between BOVET and the legendary Italian designer.

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.

Fleurier

The Fleurier collection is characterised by its loop at 12 o'clock that harks back to pocket watches of the 19th century. These timepieces 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.

Sportster

This collection comprises a series of contemporary chronographs with a Large Date display.

Watches

  • Trends and style

    Bovet Butterfly

    Bovet unveils in an exclusive world premiere, an innovative technique bringing a new dimension to the decorative arts.

    24 April 2017

  • Innovation and technology

    Innovation The balance wheel at the heart of change

    The balance wheel might not look like much and yet it is the key to precision timekeeping. Its role is currently evolving in with the emergence of new designs and structures.

    8 April 2017