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Bovet 1822 - The 19Thirty Goes Guilloché

Bovet 1822 The 19Thirty Goes Guilloché

New Guilloché Colors in the 19Thirty Collection

Capitalizing on the excitement and interest generated by the deep red guilloché dials in the 19Thirty collection, the House of BOVET is introducing additional materials and colors in this beautiful 42mm manual-wind timepiece.

Great Guilloché

Guilloché is an ornamental technique that has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it was first used in the watchmaking industry in the 18th century. BOVET has used guilloché to great effect throughout its long history, and it is a welcome addition to the 19Thirty Collection, with its deep colors and mesmerizing pattern.

Here the guilloché pattern is applied to the dial in the Manufacture, then filled with layer upon layer of translucent colored lacquer. Once the lacquer has dried, it is polished so that the pattern of the guilloché can be revealed and catch the light as the timepiece moves. These guilloché dials are special, because they have a color-changing quality when the light hits them. Take the turquoise, the first color being launched, for example: from one angle, it looks like a dark blue, but from another angle, it brightens and is stunning turquoise. You can get lost in these colors just by turning the timepiece in your hand, admiring the dial. Each color is strictly limited to 60 pieces for the world, no matter the indices (Roman numerals, Arabic numbers, Chinese characters, and more).

The 19Thirty Goes Guilloché

19Thirty Goes Guilloché © Bovet 1822

This striking turquoise guilloché color and dial treatment was personally conceived and designed by Mr. Pascal Raffy, owner of the House of BOVET, knowing it represents wisdom, good fortune, health, and protection -- all needed more than ever today. The red guilloché 19Thirty was launched in February, and now more colors are being added to the mix – an intriguing turquoise, a rich blue, and a deep green.

The 19Thirty is the youngest family in the BOVET 1822 collection, and it has been an immediate success. Combining an elegant and very wearable design with a manufacture movement with seven days of power reserve, from one barrel, has really turned heads in the watchmaking industry.

The 19Thirty Collection

Introduced in 2015 and inspired by a vintage pocket watch from the 1930s, the 19Thirty Collection is powered by a completely brand-new movement from the House of BOVET. The 19Thirty Collection is available in a variety of executions (in both Fleurier and Dimier cases), including lacquer dials, enhanced with engraving, diamond-set, and in a variety of colors. The 19Thirty Collection stands out for its ease of use and Fleurier case, a true symbol of two centuries of watchmaking excellence. These new guilloché-dial timepieces are immediately identifiable by their crowns and bows situated at 12 o'clock.

The 19Thirty Goes Guilloché

19Thirty Goes Guilloché © Bovet 1822

Timepiece Details

The ergonomic 42mm case in stainless steel provides optimal comfort no matter the size of the wearer's wrist, thanks to its slim profile (9.05mm). The 19Thirty Collection was designed with everyday use in mind. The real sapphire cabochon that is inset into the crown further highlights its elegance.

The movement's technical excellence and the artistic aspect of the off-center dials come together to showcase an elegant silver or blackened "Côtes de Genève" treatment, or with superlative Fleurisanne hand-engraving, whose embellishment contrasts with and enhances the intense colors of the guilloché dials.

7 Days of Power Reserve

In addition to clear and easily readable hours and minutes, these timepieces display the seconds at 6 o'clock in a perfect echo of 19th-century pocket watches. At the 3 o’clock position is the power reserve indicator, highlighting the incredible seven days of power reserve -- this timepiece's incredible energy efficiency is thanks to BOVET 1822's legendary mastery of chronometry. In fact, the brand has a history of impressive power reserves -- it holds the all-time record via a pocket watch produced at the dawn of the 20th century that had an amazing power reserve of 370 days.

The 19Thirty Goes Guilloché

19Thirty Goes Guilloché © Bovet 1822

BOVET is able to achieve extraordinary power reserves by using traditional artisanal methods and uncompromising finishes on each and every component. The manufacturing and decoration quality standards for the components are the same as Bovet’s most complicated timepieces. By manufacturing all this timepiece's components (including the very sensitive tandem balance-spring), BOVET ensures the durable chronometry and reliability that underscore its reputation.

Exposing the Manufacture Movement

The sapphire glass of the screw-down back lets collectors appreciate every detail of this finely finished manual-wind movement. This exhibition back is also a hallmark from the history of Maison BOVET: the BOVET brothers are famous for inventing the transparent back at the dawn of the 19th century. The 19Thirty Fleurier Collection, including the guilloché dial versions, might appear to be relatively simple, but as Mr. Raffy says, “The most difficult is to do simple."

 

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