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Bovet Butterfly

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

After 195 years of history, Bovet demonstrates how much potential for innovation still remains, in complete respect of the tradition and rules of their art. The innovation in question is illuminating, as it involves combining the traditional technique of miniature painting with the layered application of luminescent material.

The work painted by the artist on the dial’s surface therefore becomes visible by day and by night. The technique presents the artisan with a multitude of expressive possibilities, such as designing a motif that appears differently after dark from the one visible by day.

The skill lies in applying the luminescent material to achieve the same level of detail by night as by day, almost as if the artist is creating two paintings simultaneously. The artisan is also faced with a new constraint, as he must repeatedly move from a lit room to a dark one in order to gauge each step of his work.

Bovet is presenting an entire collection based on this innovation, including the Château de Môtiers 40 model, a red gold watch with the bow and bezel set with 109 diamonds. This timepiece houses a self-winding movement and displays a white mother-of-pearl dial with a miniature painting “butterfly”.




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