Bovet Fleurier Grand Complications 44mm Minute Repeater with Miniature Painting White Tiger or Leopard

Miniature painting on mother-of-pearl calls for exceptionally sharp eyes and dextrous hands. To complete a single dial, the painter can spend up to 70 hours, peering attentively through the binocular magnifier.

Fleurier Minute Repeater with Miniature painting “ White tiger ”

In this piece the artist’s talent brings to life a majestic white tiger. Each colour is carefully prepared. The base shade is applied and the other colours are progressively blended in to achieve the desired gradation and nuances.

Many extremely fine additional layers are then applied, yet the completed painting is hardly five hundredths of a millimetre thick. This exceptional dial decorates a minute-repeater, one of the most fascinating complications. It takes outstanding skills to assemble and adjust some 300 parts into a timepiece that unfailingly chimes the hours, quarters and minutes on demand.

Technical details
Model: Fleurier Minute Repeater with Miniature painting “ White Tiger ”

Case
44mm in 18K white gold
Sapphire cabochon-set crown and strap-bolts
Non-reflecting sapphire glass on front and back case
Height 15.40mm
Water-resistance: 10 meters (30 feet, 1ATM)

Dial
Black mother-of-pearl dial featuring the miniature painting of “ White Tiger”
Serpentine hands with red tips

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound with minute repeater, calibre 12BM08
Screws angled and blued by fire
Balance frequency: 18’000 V/h
Power reserve: 52 hours

Indications
Hours and minutes from central serpentine hands
Minute repeater : cathedral chiming gongs, hour, quarters and minutes striking on demand

Strap
Alligator hand-stitched; Folding buckle in 18K gold

Fleurier Minute Repeater with Miniature painting “ Leopard ”

In this piece the artist’s talent brings to life the leopard and its feline stare. Each colour is carefully prepared. The base shade is applied and the other colours are progressively blended in to achieve the desired gradation and nuances. Many extremely fine additional layers are then applied, yet the completed painting is hardly five hundredths of a millimetre thick. This exceptional dial decorates a minute-repeater, one of the most fascinating complications. It takes outstanding skills to assemble and adjust some 300 parts into a timepiece that unfailingly chimes the hours, quarters and minutes on demand.

Technical details
Model: Fleurier Minute Repeater with Miniature painting “ Leopard ”

Case
44mm in 18K rose gold
Sapphire cabochon-set crown and strap-bolts
Non-reflecting sapphire glass on front and back case
Height 15.40mm

Dial
Black mother-of-pearl dial featuring the miniature painting of “Leopard”
Serpentine hands with red tips

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound with minute repeater, calibre 12BM08
Screws angled and blued by fire
Balance frequency 18’000 V/h
Power reserve 52 hours
Water-resistance:10 meters (30 feet, 1ATM)

Indications
Hours and minutes from central serpentine hands
Minute repeater : cathedral chiming gongs, hour, quarters and minutes striking on demand

Strap
Alligator hand-stitched;Folding buckle in 18K gold

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