BOVET 1822

Bovet is a Swiss traditional watch brand specialized in the production of high end mechanical watches.The brand is named after Edouard Bovet (1797-1849), a Swiss watchmaker and founder of the Bovet watch company. The Watch company , now known as Bovet Fleurier SA relaunched the Bovet 1822 brand name in 1997.

BOVET 1822 enjoys an absolutely unique reputation: that of manufacturing extremely limited quantities of exceptional timepieces that are genuine works of art. The Watch company has its own hand-crafted high watchmaking Manufacture as well as a dial and gem-setting factory, both united under the name DIMIER 1738, in Switzerland.

DIMIER 1738 Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Artisanale, located in Tramelan, in the Bern Jura, develops the tourbillon movements.

BOVET 1822

Edouard Bovet was born in Fleurier in Neuchâtel, moved to London in 1814 and went on to Canton in 1818 where he set up in business in partnership with his brothers in 1822. The enterprise, that had luxury watches made in Switzerland for export to China, was a resounding success.

Edouard Bovet

Two generations later the Bovets were running a flourishing Swiss-Chinese commercial enterprise and were no longer interested in watchmaking. The name was sold several times and relaunched in 1997. The current Bovet watches are modelled on their luxury precursors from the 19th century and look like little pocket watches for the wrist.

Although the “Genève” tag is virtually compulsory for Swiss prestige name watches in the highest price bracket, it is the lesser known place name “Fleurier” that graces the watches from the Bovet company in Geneva: for the Bovet originated from this village in the Val-de-Travers, to the west of Neuchâtel. Watchmaking was introduced there between 1730 and 1740 by David Vaucher, probably a pupil of the legendary Daniel JeanRichard.

Val-de-Travers

The number of watchmakers in the Val-de-Travers grew very rapidly in the first half of the 19th century. The lace making that had provided work for a good third of the people living in the valley had been replaced by the much lower cost production on jacquard machines in France and Flanders.

The Bovet family was responsible for Fleurier’s specialisation on the Chinese market. The birth of Edouard Bovet, the son of Jean Frédéric Bovet, was registered in 1797. Four more sons and a daughter were born in the following years. After completing his apprenticeship as a watchmaker, Edouard Bovet and two of his brothers moved to London, then the centre of watch assembly and the watch trade. He found a job at once, with the Magniac company who sent him to Canton in 1818 as watch repairer; this was the sole Chinese port that tolerated European merchants and businessmen – the so-called “red-haired barbarians”.

The flourishing watch trade with China prompted Edouard Bovet to set up on his own in 1822: he founded a general partnership with the two brothers in London and one brother who had remained in Fleurier; the fourth and youngest brother also entered the business. Soon every first class watch in China with a high practical value and elegant exterior was simply called “Bovet” (pronounced “Boway” or read backwards “Tevob”). Pearl ornamentation and enamel miniature painting carried out in Geneva on Bovet watches ensured first class aesthetics at prices that, in contrast to the exaggerated luxury watches of the time, were affordable, at least for the upper class.

For years a Bovet watch was considered an asset in China and was accepted in payment everywhere. The movement was frequently finely engraved and chased and could be observed through a glass cover at the back. The central second hand that jumped every second, like modern quartz watches, was a Bovet speciality. Bovet adapted its production to the Chinese tradition of making gifts of valuable objects (statues, vases, horses even concubines) in pairs. So he could often sell two identical watches at the same time: if one failed, there was a replacement to hand. But Bovet’s enamel painters found it very difficult to paint two identical but mirror-image miniatures.

Edouard Bovet returned to Fleurier in 1830 as a made man, accompanied by his four year old half-Chinese son Edouard-Georges. At that time it was customary for the European merchants in China to take a “temporary” wife for the duration of their stay. If children were born of this liaison, the father had to accept full responsibility. As a fervent republican, Bovet exposed himself in the abortive Neuchâtel revolution against Prussian rule in 1831. The house that his brothers had built for him in Fleurier according to his written instructions from China had to remain empty for the time being. Bovet had to move to Besançon where he continued watchmaking with the help of other exiled watchmakers.

Edouard Bovet’s brothers and nephews – all of them shareholders in the company – made sure that the cornerstones of the Bovet empire in Fleurier, London and Canton continued to flourish. Once the political situation was back to normal, in 1840, the firm was re-registered as Bovet Frères et Cie.; the share capital amounted to 1 million francs. Edouard Bovet died in 1849; he lived long enough to witness the triumph of the republic and the withdrawal of the Prussians in the previous year. The succession was settled and the production for China continued; in 1855 Bovet was awarded a gold medal at the world exhibition in Paris for an absolutely identical pair of watches ordered by the emperor of China.

BOVET perpetuates the tradition in decorative arts for its dials and movements that made its watches among the most treasured luxury objects of the 19th century. Today workmanship in enamels, mother-of-pearl, miniatures and engraving continue to set BOVET watches apart as distinctive works of art. Enamel miniatures, for example, take more than 250 hours of concentration and a dozen or more firings in a kiln to distill the emotion of a portrait or the drama of a wildlife study. Decorating a movement is also a delicate operation involving a vast array of tiny details, many of which are hidden, and all of which require a specialist’s hand. Movements for the Fleurier line are richly engraved in BOVET’s own fleurisanne style, sometimes enamelled and set with split pearls, whereas Sportster movements are finished in the classic Côtes de Genève decoration with screws and rotor blued by fire.

Time Line (Bovet 1822)

1797: Edouard Bovet born in Fleurier, Switzerland, son of a local master-watchmaker, Jean-Frédéric Bovet. Edouard had four brothers, Frédéric, Alphonse, Gustave, Charles-Henri, and a sister, Caroline.

1814: Edouard Bovet is against Neuchâtel’s return to Prussian rule after the fall of Napoleon. After his apprenticeship, he leaves Fleurier with Alphonse and Frédéric to work as a watchmaker in London -then the centre of Europe’s watch trade and manufacture.

1818: Edouard Bovet’s employer, the Magniac company, sends him to Canton, the only Chinese port open to Western trade. He leaves England on the East India merchantman, Orwell, on April 20, arriving in Canton via the Cape of Good Hope on August 16.

1822: Edouard Bovet, now living in Canton, founds a partnership company for the China watch trade with his two brothers in London, Alphonse and Frédéric, and his third brother Gustave, watchmaker in Fleurier. The charter of the company is drawn up in London on May 1. Business booms, and the company quickly transfers production to Fleurier.

1824: Edouard’s fourth and youngest brother, Charles-Henri Bovet, becomes a partner in the family company and joins Edouard in Macao.

1830: Edouard Bovet returns to Fleurier in triumph with his “Chinese” son, Edouard-Georges, born in Macao in 1826.

1831: Edouard Bovet takes part in December’s abortive Republican revolt against the king of Prussia for independence as a full Swiss canton. Fleeing the king’s troops as they occupy the Val-de-Travers, he goes to Besançon in France, where he continues Fleurier watch production with other exiled watchmakers.

1836 : Louis Bovet, son of Gustave, takes over the management of the business and then joins his uncle Charles-Henri in Canton.

1840: Frédéric Bovet returns from London to Fleurier and manages the watchmaking workshops. The business now employs nearly 175 people and, on November 15, the Bovet brothers re-establish their trading company, Bovet Frères et Cie, in Fleurier, bringing the registered capital to a million francs. Charles-Henri Bovet, back from China, faces jail for his Republican views and has to leave the country.

1842: The British impose the treaty of Nankin on China, removing trade control from Han merchants. The treaty boosts trade with the East.

1843: Alphonse Bovet returns to Fleurier to help Frédéric and their sister Caroline manage the business.

1845: Fritz Bovet, Alphonse’s eldest son, goes to China. As a musician (known for playing his violin with the enthusiasm of a Paganini) he studies Chinese music and transcribes tunes for music boxes made in Sainte-Croix, Geneva and the Vallée de Joux for the Chinese market. He later became the French vice-consul.

1849: Edouard Bovet dies in Fleurier.

1855 : Bovet Frères et Cie win a gold medal in the luxury-watches category at the Paris International Exhibition.

1856 : Charles Bovet, youngest son of Alphonse, takes up the management of the business.

1864 : The Bovet family sells the BOVET watch production to their manufacturing inspectors in Fleurier, Jules Jéquier and Ernest Bobillier, who are soon joined by Ami Leuba. The articles of association dated June 10 maintain the Bovet group of companies: Maison Bovet and Bovet Bros. in London, F. and A. Bovet in Canton, and Bovet Frères et Cie in Fleurier.

1865: Charles Bovet quits watchmaking in Fleurier and settles in London. The Bovets no longer trade exclusively in watches but also deal in Chinese silks and tea.

1888: Bovet Frères is founded by Alexis Landry who has done his apprenticeship at Fritz Bovet^Òs watchmaking workshop in Fleurier. Ebauches for Chinese watches and silver cases are produced. Then Alexis Landry forms a partnership with Albert and Jean Bovet, both outstanding watchmakers. The company specializes in complicated watches and chronographs.

1901: The Bovets abandon watchmaking altogether and the trademark is acquired at auction in Paris for 100,000 francs by César and Charles Leuba, sons of Ami Leuba.

1918: Jacques Ullmann & Co. of la Chaux-de-Fonds buy the BOVET brand from Leuba Brothers.

1932 : Jacques Ullmann & Co. closes down.

1936 : The Bovet brothers register several patents, in particular for « la montre chevalet and the very successful « chronographe mono-ratrappante.

1948 : The Favre-Leuba watchmaking company takes over the company from Albert (1878-1959) and Jean Bovet (1880-1973) and acquires its first production plant.

1950 : Favre-Leuba gives up the Bovet and Bovet Frères brands in about 1950 and the Fleurier plant specializes exclusively in high precision and complicated Favre Leuba watches.

1966 : Favre-Leuba sells the plant in Fleurier to a watchmaking co-op and stops producing in Fleurier.

1989 : Parmigiani, watchmaker and restorer of timepieces at Fleurier, acquires all rights to the BOVET name, available for the past half century, and registers it for “all watchmaking products, mechanical watches and clocks and naval instruments, of Swiss origin.”

1990 : A limited company registered as BOVET FLEURIER S.A. is formed, and acquires the BOVET trade-mark from Michel Parmigiani. The purpose of the company is the “development, manufacture, trade, import and export of all high-grade watchmaking products and of other luxury products and jewellery as well as the registration and sale of such intellectual property as patents, brands, designs and models.”

1994 : On December 28, Roger Guye and Thierry Oulevay buy BOVET FLEURIER S.A. and open a branch in Geneva. The company remains registered in Fleurier.

2007: On 29 March 2007 Pascal Raffy ,the president of Bovet Fleurier SA becomes the owner of the Château de Môtiers, the original home of Bovets.

2007: BOVET and its Ukrainian partner, the CRYSTAL Group, decided to inaugurate this first BOVET Boutique on the premises of the new Park Hyatt, on the magnificent Sofijsty Square.

2008: BOVET and David FERRER, number 5 in the ATP ranking, have signed a contract uniting them in a close partnership.

Dimier 1738

Established long ago in Fleurier, the DIMIER brothers were just such visionaries. They shared the same quest for the same ideal: outstanding workmanship, watchmaking as an art, bearing authentic witness to the expertise of these dedicated artisans of the 18th century, in an alliance of magnificence and precision. Virtuosos of their day, they instilled into their timepieces an emotion worthy of the finest lyrical works, so much so that their technical prowess became a veritable Récital. Such expertise was handed down from generation to generation in the shape of exceptional creations.

In 2006, this watch making legacy was re-established by Pascal Raffy, President and Owner of Bovet Fleurier SA. “Recital 1” was the first high end watch model presented by Dimier 1738.

When Pascal Raffy acquired the DIMIER 1738 Manufacture in June 2006, it was already involved in watchmaking. The new owner devoted six months and channelled all his energy into transforming, organizing and structuring what would very soon become one of the most important centers for artisanal fine watchmaking. These sustained efforts were also shared by the craftsmen, all of whom strive for excellence.

The transformation was so successful that, less than a year later, Pascal Raffy and all of the craftsmen welcomed the world’s press to the Manufacture to unveil Recital 1, the first timepiece in the iconic DIMIER collection. This highly symbolic step enabled Pascal Raffy to give the Manufacture’s craftsmen the first timepiece of a collection he decided to dedicate to them. Characterized by cases with four lugs and a crown placed traditionally at 3 o’clock, the DIMIER collection showcases the technical skill and virtuosity of the Manufacture’s watchmakers.

But above all else, in purchasing the Manufacture, Pascal Raffy gave BOVET 1822 absolute control over its developments and the opportunity to generalize a level of quality that no other producer could guarantee. Above and beyond any strategic or economic considerations, this independence is the freedom underpinning the supreme excellence of BOVET timepieces.

To ensure exemplary quality and reliability, the number of movements and timepieces that would be manufactured has been limited straightway. At the same time, a modern, ever-present and uncompromising quality control department was established and became a crucial point of this new structure.

The seventy craftsmen who work in the Manufacture’s various workshops represent forty-one different crafts. These figures speak volumes about the Manufacture’s level of specialization. On the back of this unparalleled expertise, the DIMIER 1738 Manufacture has developed and manufactured fifty-nine different calibers. The constant search for perfection and spirit of innovation that drive the Manufacture’s craftsmen regularly lead them to file new patents. As a result, more than fifteen inventions have been registered over the past ten years.

With the exception of the jewels and barrel springs, all of the components of every movement are produced entirely in the Manufacture. In order to achieve the timekeeping properties, aesthetic qualities and reliability that are typical of movements manufactured by DIMIER 1738, all the skills and techniques required by artisanal fine watchmaking have been called on.

Thus machining, milling, electroerosion, stamping, pinions and wheels cutting and burnishing are all combined to ensure the optimal production of each component.

A true demonstration of BOVET 1822’s pre-eminence in the decorative watchmaking arts and personalization, the decoration workshop employs eleven specialist craftsmen. Be they hand-engravers or -chamferers, their talents come together to continually push back the boundaries of perfection.

In addition to their aesthetics and reliability, DIMIER 1738 movements are renowned for their faultless timekeeping. This recognition is well deserved as the DIMIER Manufacture is one of the few institutions capable of producing traditional balance-springs. This coveted talent enables it to avoid any compromises in terms of quality or performance.

By mastering the manufacture of components as complex as the escapement or the entire regulating organ, the Manufacture’s technicians are capable of presenting movements that perfectly adhere to a timepiece’s specifications. This is also the key to the absolute mastery of energy efficiency and very long power reserves characteristic of the movements manufactured by DIMIER 1738.

The final addition to this set of skills is, of course, the brilliance of the watchmakers responsible for assembling, finishing and adjusting the calibers, which often incorporate numerous complications. The technical team alone is made up of ten people, including several watchmakers. The size of this department means it can react very quickly during new developments. The technical team also includes dial- and case-makers, in addition to those who build the movements. These craftsmen work together from the very beginning of every new project. Each timepiece is therefore considered as a whole from the outset and not merely as an assembled movement, dial and case. The work accomplished over these ten years of existence has enabled the Manufacture to develop fifty-nine new movement references. But whether they indicate the hours, minutes and seconds, or feature numerous complications such as a tourbillon, retrograde perpetual calendar or multiple time zones (to name just a few), each movement is given the same level of attention and standard of finishing.

The Manufacture’s excellence is such that several prestigious watchmaking houses call upon it to supply them with both specific components and complete movements. This excellence and expertise have since extended beyond the confines of watchmaking to serve clients in the medical, electronic and aeronautical industries.

In 2016, BOVET celebrated the 10th anniversary of DIMIER 1738 Manufacture. The progress that has been made over these ten years of existence has enabled the Manufacture to attain such a high standard of quality and reliability that BOVET is now offering a five-year warranty on every timepiece powered by a DIMIER 1738 Manufacture movement. Reliability, timekeeping, and mastery of the decorative watchmaking arts are the cornerstones of fine artisanal watchmaking, and every house worthy of them has a duty to present them to its collectors.

DIMIER 1738 Manufacture De Haute Horlogerie Artisanale
Right from its origins in Switzerland, watchmaking extended right along the Jura mountain range between Geneva and Biel, and each region naturally came to specialise in fields best suited to its natural resources. The serenity, the special light and the spirit of the Jura also proved conducive to the manufacturing of complicated mechanisms, whereas Geneva provided an ideal setting for the development of the art of the cabinotiers. It was thus entirely logical that BOVET should establish its DIMIER 1738 Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Artisanale(hand-crafted fine watchmaking workshops) in the Bernese Jura and DIMIER Manufacture de Cadrans et Sertissage(dial and gem-setting workshops) in Geneva.

Located in Tramelan, home to some of the finest exponents of hand-crafted watchmaking, DIMIER offers ideal conditions for a Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie.

DIMIER 1738 Manufacture De Haute Horlogerie Artisanale, Tramelan

The Manufacture DIMIER was acquired in 2006 and currently employs 63 people exercising 41 different professions. This wealth of diversity enables DIMIER 1738 to unite under one roof the entire range of skills required for the various stages of developing and producing high-end watch mechanisms, including some of the rarest and most demanding types of know-how. The various workshops within the manufacture house cutting-edge technologies and machinery that are entirely in tune with the meticulous work of the dextrous craftsmen also labouring there. This impressive concentration of abilities and competencies has already impressed other prestigious watch brands, as well as key players in the fields of electronics and aeronautics.

Excellence and mass production are fundamentally incompatible, which is why the development of the manufacture is entirely geared towards the quality of its products rather than their volume.

R&D DEPARTMENT: The R&D department of DIMIER has a seven-strong staff including a design engineer specialising in the study and development of dials and watch exteriors. The substantial size of this department serves to avoid the kind of bottlenecks that tend to arise at this stage in product development, and also enables the design engineers to effectively cross-check their respective work and thereby guarantee the quality and smooth flow of production as well as spectacularly fast reaction times.

QUALITY CONTROL: At DIMIER, quality control begins at the very start of a project. From the first discussions of a new project all the way through to after-sales service, it acts as an authentic interface between the R&D department and all those involved in production. Positioned both upstream and downstream from all the phases in making a given model, it guarantees the immediate integration of solutions to potential problems that emerge when production is launched, and of the improvements suggested by the practical experience of the various actors – the ultimate goal being to ensure the exemplary reliability of all timepieces made by the company, whether as small series or one-of-a-kind creations. The rigorous approach and high-level internal criteria governing the quality control enable DIMIER, which is also a founding a member of the “Fleurier Quality Foundation” label, to cooperate on a regular basis with independent certification bodies such as the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing institute, Chronofiable or Metalo-test – to mention but a few.

STAMPING: In addition the numerous stamps or swages used for making parts that need to be stamped at pressures of 1.5 to 2 tons, DIMIER is proud to be able to rely on the knowledge of stamping specialists capable of making tools – often by hand as far as the smaller ones are concerned – boasting exemplary durability. This is confirmed by the press-tool storeroom, the memory bank of the manufacture, which houses tools up to 50 years old and are ready for instant use where required. These same press-tool makers handle the maintenance, setting and adjustments of the machines, as well as all related production operations such as blanking and bending.

MICROMECHANICS: DIMIER is equipped with a large set of machines. State-of-the-art computer numerically controlled models rub shoulders with older machines affording a wealth of possibilities and a degree of precision that remain unequalled by modern equivalents. Allocating specific tasks to each machine optimises the results of each while reducing setting times and ensuring smooth production flows. Each operation can thus be vertically integrated within a global production process, or independently activated according to specific requirements, without influencing the other manufacturing stages.

Integrating and mastering machining, spark-erosion and stamping operations enables DIMIER to produce all its components, from the smallest screws to the most complex plates, and whatever the materials involved.

GEARS: Like stamping and swaging, cutting the teeth of wheels and pinions calls for dedicated tools, a now rare form of knowledge, as well as considerable experience. The virtuosity of the artisans involved in this task, combined with that of their colleagues responsible for burnishing the pivots, guarantees the efficiency of model gear trains that may bear pinions with a diameter of less than 0.50 mm while meeting the most demanding technical criteria.

BALANCE-SPRINGS: As the beating heart of a mechanical timepiece and the guarantor of its precision, the balance spring is also the component that requires the greatest knowledge and mastery in terms of its chemical, physical and mechanical characteristics. DIMIER has been producing its own balance-springs since 2006 and is one of the extremely rare manufactures capable of making this part. The metal alloy used to make balance-springs is as complex as the stringent conditions involved in its production. All operations including the various drawing and rolling stages that give it the requisite rectangular cross-section, along with coiling, shaping the terminal curve and counting (to determine the proper length) are performed in-house at DIMIER and result in balance-springs endowed with properties guaranteeing optimal isochronism.

DECORATION: In addition to setting the indispensable finishing touch to the crafting of haute horlogerie movements, decoration also provides the personalised details that embody the very essence of the brand.In this activity where the human hand cannot be equalled or replaced, DIMIER also regroups a remarkable range of skills. Circular graining, linear or circular Côtes de Genève, snailing, hand-chamfering brass or steel parts, chasing, hand-engraving and even miniature painting are just some of the craftsmanship traditions perpetuated by BOVET 1822 and DIMIER 1783.

ASSEMBLY: DIMIER has a workshop staffed by around 15 watchmakers who proceed to the delicate assembly of the movements. The precision of their gestures and their tremendous experience consistently overcome the countless difficulties encountered in the exercise of their art, and meet the most stringent demands in terms of precision, performance and aesthetics.

DIMIER 1738 Manufacture de Cadrans et de Sertissage
The dial of a BOVET timepiece is its face. As artists seek to express themselves through their art, a handcrafted BOVET timepiece conveys its exquisiteness through its dial.

The design of a dial is inspired by the internal construction of mechanisms, gear train and movement complications. It is the movement that defines the positioning of the hands, counters, apertures and indications on the dial. Each BOVET dial demonstrates the unique story of the timepiece in which it is found. They are carefully crafted by skilled artisans who uphold BOVET’s decorative tradition today.

A craft is the imaginative ability to invent or bring into being by combining, shaping, or transforming materials. The craft of dial-making is a rare artisan savoir-faire or know-how which has been transmitted through systems of apprenticeships.  Since  the  17thcentury,  master craftsmen have trained new generations of skilled crafts apprentices  in  Swiss  villages  located  in  the  region  of what is today the canton of Geneva. These bold new apprentices sought wisdom and the development of a craft while being innovative. BOVET’s artisans continue to incorporate modern technology and precision to traditional craftsmanship.

In  order  to  assure  a  ubiquitous  legacy, DIMIER  1738 Manufacture  de  Cadrans  et  de  Sertissage,  is  BOVET’s own manufacture, which houses artisan dial crafting and precious  stone  setting  workshops.  It is located in the commune of Plan-les-Ouates in the canton of Geneva. The  manufacture  is  renowned  for  its  original  designs and  traditional  hand-crafting  of  exceptional  dials  as well as the meticulous hand-setting of precious stones, which  are  primarily  high  quality  diamonds.  More than 37 artisans and craftsmen are expressing their creativity and know-how to adorn timepieces at the highest level of quality.

Dial crafting and gem setting require meticulous precision. A  BOVET dial undergoes many operations, being both a creative work space and at the same time a surface manipulated within accuracies of one micron (.001 millimeters). It must fit perfectly on the movement, in the case of the timepiece, with its positioning of the apertures and hands while meeting strict technical criteria. Aesthetically, the dial serves a twofold purpose: it must be harmonious and highly legible. A  three-dimensional  display  of  the  assembly  offers a  complete  view  of  the  dial  and  reveals  its  true personality through the addition of volume and detail. The  technical  plans  created  by  the  engineers  DIMIER 1738 are an integral part of the manufacturing process and  is  the  point  of  reference  for  all  operations.

TIMELINE (DIMIER 1738)

  • 2006: The Manufacture is acquired by Pascal Raffy.
  • 2007: Launch of the Recital 1 (first timepiece in the DIMIER collection). New seven-day tourbillon movement.
  • 2008: New automatic seven-day tourbillon movement.
  • 2009: New seven-day tourbillon movement with two time zones. New five-day tourbillon movement with jumping hours.
  • 2010: Launch of the OTTANTA Tourbillon (first timepiece in the BOVET By Pininfarina collection). New big date tourbillon movement.
  • 2011: New movement with precision moon phase. Launch of the Récital Ø tourbillon. New tourbillon carriage (Ø13.50 mm).The Tourbillon Amadeo Fleurier, 5-day jumping hours wins the oo24 European Watch of the Year Award in the “Jury Prize” category.
  • 2012: New movement architectures featuring ¾ plates and a tourbillon carriage at 6 o’clock. New seven-day tourbillon movement with triple time zone. The Tourbillon OTTANTA wins the awards of Robb Report “Best of the Best”, Revolution “Best achievement in Design Watch” as well as the 0024 European Watch of the Year Award.
  • 2013: New five-day tourbillon movement with jumping hours and retrograde minutes. Launch of the Virtuoso tourbillon. Launch of the first BOVET timepiece with a shaped case (Recital 9). FQF certification for the Rising Star (the most complicated timepiece ever certified by the FQF). The Tourbillon Amadeo® Fleurier Rising Star wins the Middle East Watch of the Year Award in the “Multi time zone” category.
  • 2014: New VIRTUOSO II Calibre à Spécialités Horlogères(first caliber not regulated by a tourbillon). Launch of VIRTUOSO III (five-day tourbillon with retrograde perpetual calendar).Recital 12 Monsieur DIMIER wins Middle East Watch of the Year Award in the “Best Classical Watch” category. Recital 9 Miss Alexandra wins the 0024 European Watch of the Year Award in the “Ladies Watch” category.
  • 2015: Launch of BRAVEHEART® (six times patented). Recital 17 wins Middle East Watch of the Year Award in the “Best Multi-Time Zone Watch” category.
  • 2016: Launch of Recital 18 SHOOTING STAR®& OTTANTASEI (Manufacture’s 10thanniversary), five-year warranty. Recital 18 SHOOTING STAR® wins the Luxembourg Watch fair Award in the “Watch with Complications” category.

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