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Bovet 1822 - The Beauty Of Bovet

Bovet 1822 The Beauty Of Bovet

Taking women's watchmaking seriously...

Celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, Bovet has unveiled a myriad of new feminine timepieces that have one thing in common: they take female watch lovers refreshingly seriously. Making timepieces for women is nothing new for Bovet. The company has a rich patrimony of timekeepers featuring feminine scenes crafted using decorative arts, gemstones, and pearls. A selection of these timepieces is currently on show in a temporary museum at the Maison’s Château de Môtiers headquarters and demonstrates that the values of the Maison have not changed much in 200 years. The essence of these historical models continues today in timepieces that offer as much horological magic to ladies as they do to gentlemen. Let’s take a look at three key feminine creations that prove the point. 

The Chateau De Môtiers Butterfly Past and Present 

pired by a lady’s pocket watch from 1830 featuring an enamel butterfly, this contemporary version is adorned with a stunning green butterfly with its wings on full display against a white mother-of-pearl dial. When the lights go down, this modern-day piece takes on a whole other appearance as Bovet has perfected painting with a new kind of enamel paint that includes luminescent particles, creating two different dials – one for the day and another for the night.

The Beauty Of Bovet

Château de Môtiers Butterfly passé et présent © Bovet


Récital One

Where many watch brands tone down the mechanical side of their women’s watches, Bovet loves to turn up the complexity, as can be seen here with this skeletonized Récital One. Thanks to the movement architecture, there is enough space for the light to shine through, giving the impression that the tourbillon is almost floating on the dial. The meticulous finishing and decorations on the movement are such that you almost don’t notice the baguette and brilliant-cut diamonds that adorn the bezel, case and lugs, further enhancing the beauty of this mechanical timepiece. 

The Beauty Of Bovet

Récital © Bovet

Miss Audrey Sweet Art

The Miss Audrey Sweet Art showcases a unique new artistic craft that uses crystals of colored sugar on the dial. The patented process begins with the sugar crystals that are first prepared so that their structure is fixed. After this, the artisan chooses the crystals one by one for their size and height before adding the final color, creating a sort of paved surface that could almost be mistaken for gemstones. This timepiece also comes in Bovet’s Amadeo system that allows its owner to wear it on the wrist, around the neck, or position it on her desk. 

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Miss Audrey Sweet Art © Bovet

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