Bovet Fleurier SA is a Swiss luxury watchmaking brand franchised by Édouard Bovet on May 1, 1822 in London, England. It is famous for pocket watches made for the Chinese market in the 19th century.
Today, it produces high-end art watch styles that draw on its history. The company is known for its high-quality dials (such as the Fleurier Miniature Painting model), engravings and 7-day tourbillons.
The original Bovet was also one of the first to emphasize the beauty of its movement with a skeletonized view and a highly decorative movement.
Equipped with a reverse hand-worn watch, the RISING STAR TRIPLE TIME ZONE TOURBILLON is a bridge between Bovet’s glorious past and its thriving current activity.
The diameter of the tourbillon carriage has been enlarged to 13.50 mm. The carriage now appears to be suspended in mid-air, underscoring its aesthetic affinity with the historical design of 19th-century replica watches on sale.
This catalog of wonders would surely have stopped if Pascal Raffy, owner of BOVET FLEURIER and DIMIER 1738, introduced the AMADEO® system throughout the Fleurier collection in 2010, which allows the watch to be simply converted into a miniature table clock, pocket watch or reversible A watch that can be “operated” without any tools.
Récital 20 Asterium
With a diameter of 46 mm, the Bovet Récital 20 Astérium is built around the concept of a sidereal year, following the actual orbital period of the Earth around the sun – 365.25 days. This is a calendar function, and can actually be seen from the case back, where we find a central hand that performs a full rotation every 365.25 days.
Furthermore, as we move from the outer edge of the bezel on the case back, we find the annual calendar (date and month), the signs of the zodiac and the corresponding constellations, as well as the indications of the seasons, solstices and equinoxes. At this point, it’s easy to see how one simply revels in pure admiration for this dedication and attention to detail. But as is typical of Bovet, there is always more.
Bovet 1822 presents a series of unique timepieces that highlight the history of the Chinese dragon, which features no less than nine animals, symbolizing power or emperor, while embodying the power of nature.
The Amadeo FLEURIER collection, personalized with miniature paintings, shows the extent to which clients and collectors associate Bovet 1822 with this art. The brand’s excellence in the decorative arts of watchmaking helps preserve traditional craftsmanship, breathe new life into it, and at the same time bring it closer to perfection.
Designed in collaboration with Pininfarina, the OttantaSei Tourbillon is a testament to the alchemy of both brands that allowed them to create and achieve the precision of this remarkable timepiece.
Mr. Pascal Raffy’s instructions during the development process emphasised the two meanings of the word “light”, brightness and weight. Their unity is a delight for collectors to appreciate on and off the wrist.
The Bovet Sportster Saguaro Chronograph Collection interprets the brand’s renowned traditionalism into a contemporary style of luxury sports chronograph.
Considered one of the rare representations of Art Deco style, Bovet combines original and ornate design details with the Sportster 46 Saguaro, with important sporting features such as a chronograph and 300M water pressure resistance. Plus, it holds its place in our archives as one of those rare models that doesn’t look ridiculous but is very stylish in the process.