Introduced in 2011, this timepiece collection from BOVET offers a bouquet of flowers to women. The 39 millimetre diameter of the convertible AMADEO case, available in red or white gold 18k, is home to one of eight works of art hand-painted on mother-of-pearl by a master craftsman at the Manufactory in Fleurier.
Fleurier, the village where BOVET was established in 1822, takes its name from its location in the heart of the “valley of a thousand flowers”. It is only natural therefore that pansies, irises, pond lilies, roses, magnolias, begonias, lily of the valley and peonies should be depicted on black or white mother-of-pearl in such fine detail that one can almost sense their fragrance. In this infinitely variable collection, every woman can receive the flower that best matches her unique personality.
“A humble flower is the work of centuries”. This quotation from William Blake, a contemporary of Edouard Bovet, rings even truer when we consider that every dial is the fruit of two centuries of experience and requires many hours of painstaking work to faithfully restore the silky texture and volume of each flower in this veritable botanical collection.
Unveiled in 2010, the AMADEO concept allows the timepiece to be converted into a wristwatch, a miniature table clock or a pendant watch through simple manipulations that require no tools whatsoever.
Case, dial and strap
Type: AMADEO® Convertible (wristwatch, table clock, pendant watch)
Material: 18-carat red or white gold
Water-resistance: 3 ATM – 30 metres
Bracelet: Alligator full leather
Buckle: 18-carat red or white gold pin buckle
Chain: Silver-plated, red gold or rhodium-plated
Diameter: 26.00mm / 11 1/2’’’
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)
Power reserve: 72 hours