BOVET Battista Tourbillon

BOVET 1822 presents Battista Tourbillon in collaboration with Automobili Pininfarina to celebrate the launch of the world’s first pure electric hyper GT.

Created alongside Battista hyper GT, this beautifully-designed and sophisticated timepiece reflects design excellence and craftsmanship of BOVET 1822 and Automobili Pininfarina.

Battista hyper GT is the first automobile designed and completely assembled in Cambiano. And, Battista Tourbillon is the first timepiece born from the partnership between the two iconic houses.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon watch

The Automobili Pininfarina and BOVET design teams worked hand-in-hand in the creation of the Battista Tourbillon. With a focus on lightness and purity, the timepiece extends Battista’s design philosophy and brings it to another dimension.

Detailing inspired by Battista’s most characteristic design features can be found in every part of the timepiece, including the movement’s mechanical components. The exquisite craftsmanship of BOVET made it possible to design remarkable details that only the most skilled artisans can manufacture by hand.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

Box sapphire crystals on both sides ensure that the inner beauty of this mechanical masterpiece can be enjoyed and admired, opening up the view of the movement visible from all sides.

In addition, the sapphire crystals are shaped at 12 and 6 o’clock to integrate the specially designed Vegan rubber straps. The process of manufacturing a timepiece at this level of complexity and quality is based around the highly skilled artisans from the house of BOVET.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

The Battista Tourbillon features exquisite detailing inspired by the design language and features of the hyper-GT itself. Every element of the timepiece’s design has been crafted to reflect Automobili Pininfarina’s PURA design philosophy, which uses elegant simplicity and lightness as its starting point.

Combining many areas of expertise from both sides, the timepiece incorporates fresh and groundbreaking ideas within a classically-oriented watchmaking structure coupled with extraordinary finishing.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

Inspiration for this came from Battista’s most recognizable features, like the exterior curves and design details. The Automobili Pininfarina and BOVET design teams took these shapes and created watch hands, bridges, dials, and other structures that connect the design of Battista to that of the timepiece.

The design features more fluid, Pininfarina-style shapes compared to traditional timepieces. As an example, the flying bridge above the two main dials of the timepiece has a subtle three-dimensionality that is unique and reflects the curves of the Battista.

Throughout the entire timepiece, references to Battista can be found. Subtle background characteristics such as the Triangolo pattern on the dials or the top of the Battista, reimagined in miniature and viewed through the sapphire crystal exhibition case back, marry the timepiece and the hypercar.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

The timepiece features the Automobili Pininfarina and BOVET collaborative flags on the power-reserve dial, a signature Pininfarina detail that celebrates both companies’ heritage and future.

One of Battista’s most recognizable features, the E-Heart represents Automobili Pininfarina’s spirit for constant innovation. It is the physical element that, besides being functional, acts as an icon on Battista and all the following automobiles.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon case back

Where in Battista the E-Heart indicates the state of charging, in the Battista Tourbillon the E Heart-shaped aperture of the Big Date on the front, and on the back showing BOVET’s patented differential winding mechanism; the mechanism that makes rewinding the timepiece for a full 10 day of power reserve easier and quicker.

The Battista Tourbillon truly represents the pinnacle of haute horlogerie. From the exquisite details and finishing of each and every component to the utmost complexity of the movement, the timepiece is a showcase of high watchmaking at its finest. Each element, whether functional or decorative, is designed to represent the shared values of Automobili Pininfarina and BOVET.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon case back

The construction of the Battista Tourbillon results in a highly three-dimensional appearance, with each part of the movement and its complications clearly visible both from the face of the timepiece as well as through the exhibition case back and the exposed sides. The 45.6-millimeter case consists of two large sapphire crystals, enhancing the lightness and purity of the design.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon case back

The two-tone blue dials on the face of the timepiece, for the first time in the almost 200-year history of BOVET, are asymmetrical, featuring Battista’s Triangolo pattern and shaded from light to dark blue, while together forming the shape of the number “90,” a reference to the Battista Anniversario and Pininfarina’s 90-year heritage.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

On the power-reserve dial on the left, the famous Pininfarina collaborative flags icon can be found, with the “F” for Pininfarina on the left and the Lotus Flower for BOVET on the right.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

Further references to Battista’s design can be found throughout the face of the timepiece. Above the two main dials, the flying bridge resembles Battista’s curves, and the “V” in BOVET, while the tourbillon cage is inspired by its Impulso wheels of the Battista with their center-lock technology. The hands of the timepiece and the hour-indication ring are a reference to the curves of Battista’s exterior.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

Through the exhibition case back, the main structure of the movement can be admired, which is an abstract representation of Battista’s curves that wrap around the teardrop shaped Goccia roof like a clamshell. The two-tone coloring of the bridges supports this reference to Battista.

The fine detailing in Iconica Blu is combined with traditional finishing such as Côtes de Genève, angling, and polishing. In addition, Super-LumiNova has been generously applied to all the hands, including the seconds indication structure on the top of the tourbillon cage, the ring underneath the tourbillon, as well as the hand of the power reserve, the indices, and even the Big Date display.

Finally, the signature of Battista “Pinin” Farina, the legendary designer who started it all, graces the dial above the date display.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

The Battista Tourbillon features a brand-new movement using Bovet’s patented double face tourbillon, running at 18,000 vibrations per hour, with an incredible 10-day power reserve with just a single barrel. This movement was created specifically for the Battista Tourbillon, following the design input from Automobili Pininfarina.

Developing this new movement, placing the hour and minute hands in the center, adding a grand date, and redesigning the tourbillon cage was done entirely in-house by BOVET, working closely with the APF design team.

The patented two-sided flying tourbillon is attached at the center of its axis, and the weight distribution of the escapement and balance-spring drastically reduces the lever-arm effect and friction, another example of the high precision and complexity of this movement.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

The miniaturization of the winding mechanism resulted in a second patent — a mechanical watch with 10-days of power reserve would typically require twice as many turns of the crown to wind; however, the exclusive winding system in the Battista Tourbillon and its spherical differential halves this number.

The hair spring and the regulating organ of this new tourbillon movement are manufactured in-house – BOVET 1822 is one of only a handful of companies in the world that can produce its own hair springs and escapements.

Both houses emphasize the importance of hand craftsmanship in their products. At BOVET 1822, in combination with the most modern manufacturing methods, an artisan hand-finishes every component throughout the production process, whether it is polishing, angling, teethcutting, hardening, engraving, or decorating. And, at the end of the process, each and every timepiece is assembled, by hand, by master watchmakers.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

Likewise, each Battista hyper GT is meticulously hand-finished at Automobili Pininfarina’s bespoke facility in Cambiano, Italy, with every element of the car the driver and passenger interacts with impeccably detailed by a team of experienced and passionate artisans. Every client specifying a Battista is invited into the Automobili Pininfarina family to work with the design and engineering teams to create their personal, perfect Battista.

Although its case measures 45.6mm diameter, the Battista Tourbillon is surprisingly light weight. The configuration of the re-designed BOVET bow at the 12 0’clock positions makes it possible for the timepiece to fit just about any size of wrist.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

And, thanks to the skeletonized structures of the movement itself and the sapphire crystals on both sides, the Battista is thin and extremely comfortable. The flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock, in perpetual motion thanks to its astounding 10- day power reserve, is mesmerizing and a key point of focus when checking the time. The big date on the right-hand dial keeps you on schedule, and it is easily set thanks to a corrector on the side of the case.

The Battista pure-electric hyper GT also combines the sustainable luxury concepts envisaged by both firms.

In the Battista hyper GT, new methodologies have been introduced for tanning seat leather with olive leaves, recycling materials throughout the production process, and creating innovative new materials by combining off-cuts of leather and wood.

Mechanical timepieces are by their very nature sustainable. In addition, the BOVET 1822 manufacturing processes have been reconfigured to capture and recycle any and all waste, including metal, oils, treatments, and other materials.

With the Battista Tourbillon, the decision was to not use alligator leather straps, but instead a new two-tone rubber strap was designed and produced that is 100% Vegan.

About Automobili Pininfarina

Automobili Pininfarina is based in operational headquarters in Munich, Germany, with a team of experienced automotive executives from luxury and premium car brands. Designed, engineered and produced by hand in Italy, the Battista hyper GT and all future models will be sold and serviced in all major global markets under the brand name Pininfarina. The new company aims to be the most sustainable luxury car brand in the world.

The company is a 100 per cent Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd investment and has been named Automobili Pininfarina following the signing of a trademark license agreement between Pininfarina S.p.A. and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Pininfarina S.p.A. will take an influential role in supporting design and production capacities based on their unique 90-year experience of producing many of the world’s most iconic cars.

The Automobili Pininfarina Battista

The Battista is be the most powerful car ever designed and built in Italy and it will deliver a level of performance that is unachievable today in any road legal sports car featuring internal combustion engine technology. Faster than a current Formula 1 race car in its 0 -100 km/h sub-two second sprint, and with more than 1,900 hp and 2,300 Nm torque on tap, the Battista will combine extreme engineering and technology in a zero emissions package.

The Battista’s 120 kWh battery provides power to four electric motors – one at each wheel – with a simulated WLTP range of over 500 km (310 miles) on a single charge. No more than 150 Battistas will be individually hand-crafted at the Pininfarina SpA atelier in Cambiano, Italy.

Technical details

Model: BOVET Battista Tourbillon
Reference Number TPINBA.001/XX/001

Edition
Limited edition to 30 timepieces in Polished Titanium, 30 in Red Gold and 30 in Platinum

Case
Type: Pininfarina
Diameter: 45.60mm
Thickness: 11.95mm
Material: Grade 5 Titanium and sapphire crystal
Strap: Rubber bi-color
Buckle: Titanium pin buckle
Water resistance: 30m

Movement
Calibre 16BM01TVGD
Type: Hand wound mechanical Haute Horlogerie tourbillon movement
Diameter: 16 ½ ‘’’
Frequency: 18,000 v/h
Power reserve: 10 days, single barrel

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds on double-sides flying tourbillon, big date, power reserve indicator

Dial
Two asymmetrical blue dials forming 90 (for the Anniversary of Pininfarina), blued hour and minutes hands

Components
453 – including 400 components for the movement

Patents
Spherical winding
Three-dimensional toothing with multiple gearing
Double face tourbillon

Guarantee
5 years

Price
CHF 285’000.-

BOVET 1822 19Thirty Guilloché New Models

After introducing the 19Thirty watch with a deep red guilloché dial, the House of BOVET is introducing additional materials and colors in this beautiful 42mm manual-wind timepiece.

The guilloché pattern is applied to the dial in the Manufacture, and then filled with layer upon layer of translucent colored lacquer. Once the lacquer has dried, it is polished so that the pattern of the guilloché can be revealed and catch the light as the timepiece moves.

BOVET 1822 19Thirty Guilloché New Models

These guilloché dials are special, because they have a color-changing quality when the light hits them. Take the turquoise, the first color being launched, for example: from one angle, it looks like a dark blue, but from another angle, it brightens and is stunning turquoise.

Each color is strictly limited to 60 pieces, no matter the indices (Roman numerals, Arabic numbers, Chinese characters, and more).

BOVET 1822 19Thirty Guilloché New Models

This striking turquoise guilloché color and dial treatment was personally conceived and designed by Mr. Pascal Raffy, owner of the House of BOVET.

The red guilloché 19Thirty was launched in February, and now more colors are being added to the mix – an intriguing turquoise, a rich blue, and a deep green.

BOVET 1822 19Thirty Guilloché New Models

The 19Thirty is the youngest family in the BOVET 1822 collection, and it has been an immediate success. Combining an elegant and very wearable design with a manufacture movement with seven days of power reserve, from one barrel, has really turned heads in the watchmaking industry.

Introduced in 2015 and inspired by a vintage pocket watch from the 1930s, the 19Thirty Collection is powered by a completely brand-new movement from the House of BOVET. The 19Thirty Collection is available in a variety of executions (in both Fleurier and Dimier cases), including lacquer dials, enhanced with engraving, diamond-set, and in a variety of colors.

BOVET 1822 19Thirty Guilloché New Models

The 19Thirty Collection stands out for its ease of use and Fleurier case, a true symbol of two centuries of watchmaking excellence. These new guilloché-dial timepieces are immediately identifiable by their crowns and bows situated at 12 o’clock.

The ergonomic 42mm case in stainless steel provides optimal comfort no matter the size of the wearer’s wrist, thanks to its slim profile (9.05mm). The 19Thirty Collection was designed with everyday use in mind. The real sapphire cabochon that is inset into the crown further highlights its elegance.

The movement’s technical excellence and the artistic aspect of the off-center dials come together to showcase an elegant silver or blackened “Côtes de Genève” treatment, or with superlative Fleurisanne hand-engraving, whose embellishment contrasts with and enhances the intense colors of the guilloché dials.

BOVET 1822 19Thirty Guilloché New Models

In addition to clear and easily readable hours and minutes, these timepieces display the seconds at 6 o’clock in a perfect echo of 19th-century pocket watches. At the 3 o’clock position is the power reserve indicator, highlighting the incredible seven days of power reserve.

BOVET is able to achieve extraordinary power reserves by using traditional artisanal methods and uncompromising finishes on each and every component. The manufacturing and decoration quality standards for the components are the same as Bovet’s most complicated timepieces.

The sapphire glass of the screw-down back lets collectors appreciate every detail of this finely finished manual-wind movement.

Technical details

Model: Fleurier 19Thirty Guilloché

References
NTS0046: Stainless steel, red guilloché dial, blackened Côtes de Genève
NTR0054/NTS0054: 18K red gold or stainless steel, turquoise guilloché dial, blackened Côtes de Genève
NTR0058/NTS0058: 18K red gold or stainless steel, blue guilloché dial, blackened Côtes de Genève
NTR0041/NTS0041: 18K red gold or stainless steel, green guilloché dial, blackened Côtes de Genève

Edition
Limited Edition to 60 timepieces

Case
Type: Fleurier
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 9.05 mm
Material: 18K red gold, stainless steel
Crown and strap bolts set with sapphire cabochon (0.72ct)
Water resistance: 30 m

Strap
Full-skin alligator, matched to the color of the dial
Buckle: 18K red gold, steel ardillon

Movement
Caliber 15BM04
Type: Hand-wound movement
Diameter: 15 ¾ ’’’
Frequency: 21’600 v/h Power reserve 7 days

Functions
Hours, minutes, sub-seconds, power reserve indicator

Dial
Guilloché, red, blue, green, turquoise, with Roman numerals in white, with silver or blackened circular Côtes de Genève or with hand- engraved Fleurisanne motif elements

Retail price
CHF 18,500: For references NTS0050, NTS0053, NTS0062 and NTS0067
CHF 19,500: For references NTS0041, NTS0046, NTS0051, NTS0068, NTS0054, NTS0055, NTS0058 and NTS0063
CHF 33,200: For references from NTR0041 to NTR0068

BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Art

The new Miss Audrey Sweet Art watch from BOVET 1822 uses a completely new material and a new process to create a dial that has never been seen before in watchmaking.

Representing sweetness and purity, the sugar crystals covering the dial of the Miss Audrey Sweet Art represents a breakthrough in engineering innovation, materials, and miniature painting – all hallmarks of the House of BOVET.

BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Art

Its eye-catching dial captures the sweetness of love and the purity of a child’s carefree desire for confections The process of producing this dial is extraordinarily complex. First, the pure sugar crystals are prepared so their structure will not change when exposed to light or heat. Then the sweet crystals are chosen for size, then combined with special paints and hand-applied to the dial by one of BOVET’s miniature painting artisans. This demanding process, protected by a patent, leaves no room for error.

BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Art

Thanks to its artisanal and hand-made nature, each and every dial is in effect a piece unique. A variety of colors are available, including solid hues as well as gradients.

BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Art

The result is an intriguing mix of texture and sparkle, unlike any other dial ever produced in the watchmaking industry.

BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Art

Both whimsical and romantic, the uniquely shaped hands of the Sweet Art form a beautiful heart once every hour, as the minute hand catches up to the hour hand.

BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Art

The Miss Audrey BOVET 1822 model was the winner of the Ladies’ Watch category of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2020.

BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Art

The signature 36mm Fleurier Amadéo® convertible case is available in stainless steel hand-set with sparkling white diamonds. The unique and patented Amadéo® case can be transformed into a wristwatch, table clock, or pendant all without the use of any tool.

BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Art

Powering the Miss Audrey Sweet Art is an automatic movement, which drives hour and minutes positioned at the centre of the sugar crystal dial. This movement has a power reserve of 42 hours.

BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Art

Technical details

Model: Miss Audrey Sweet Art

Reference Numbers
AS36024-SD12, black and blue gradient sugar crystals dial
AS36025-SD12, black and green gradient sugar crystals dial
AS36027-SD12, gold and pink gradient sugar crystals dial
AS36028-SD12, blue and grey gradient sugar crystals dial

Case
Type: Amadéo® convertible system can be transformed into a wristwatch, table clock, or pendant all without the use of any tool Diameter 36mm Thickness 11mm Material: Stainless steel Setting Bow and bezel set with 103 round-cut diamonds (~0.99ct)
Crown and strap bolts set with sapphire cabochon (0.72ct)
Water resistance: 30 m

Movement
Caliber 11BA15
Type Self-winding
Diameter 11 ½’’’
Frequency 28,800 v/h
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes

Dial
Miniature painting with sugar crystals, in different colors at choice: purple, blue, black, gray, green, pink, yellow or a gradient of colors BOVET heart-shaped serpentine hands

Strap
Full-grain alligator
Buckle: Stainless steel ardillon

Necklace
Pearl or rhodium-plated silver

Patent
Convertible Amadéo® case

Price
CHF 25’000.-

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two DLC-SLN

Introduced in 2020, the Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two tourbillon by BOVET 1822 is an incredible expression of artisanal watchmaking, decorative arts, mechanical ingenuity, and innovation.

This year, the House of BOVET is presenting its contemporary interpretation with titanium cases in brilliant black Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) and Super-LumiNova dials.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two DLC-SLN

Placed side-by-side with the original, the newest Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two is a completely new timepiece, modern and sporty, while still maintaining its high watchmaking excellence. This is a theme moving forward for the House of BOVET – using interesting materials, colors, treatments, and displays that modernize these intricate timepieces, while still emphasizing the artisanal nature of the Maison’s in-house production.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two DLC-SLN

Speaking of in-house production, BOVET 1822’s processes greatly benefited from the incredible three-year collaboration with Rolls-Royce that resulted in the stunning pair of bespoke timepieces and the mounting system in the dashboard of the Boat Tail.

Like participation in Formula 1 provides a trickle-down of technology into an automaker’s passenger cars, the intense research, development, and testing (including crash testing) of the Boat Tail timepieces resulted in engineering and production gains that have impacted every aspect of BOVET’s manufacture. Every single collection has benefitted from this exchange of engineering and technology, including the brand Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two DLC-SLN

The Super-LumiNova coated dials, not just indices or markings but the entire dial surface, are available in Yellow, Blue, Salmon, Turquoise, Green, and Violet. Once charged, these dials really pop, showcasing the luminosity in a unique way.

Over the past few years, the House of BOVET has been integrating Super-LumiNova into its timepieces in unique ways – in the lunar surface of the moon phase, on the sunshine dials of various collections – but this is the first time that Super-LumiNova has been applied so strongly onto the dials, a true statement of modernity.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two DLC-SLN

The Grade 5 titanium cases of these new Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two timepieces have been treated with brilliant black DLC  that contrasts beautifully with the bright and vibrant dial colors.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two DLC-SLN

The new Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two includes the patented flying tourbillon with ten days of power reserve, the patented accelerated rewinding system, the writing slope case and sapphire crystal aperture, the fine movement decoration, the big date display, and the two dials forming a horizontal number eight, which symbolizes luck, perfection, and infinity.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two DLC-SLN

For exceptional legibility, the seconds’ display is carefully designed to be displayed by a Super-LumiNova-coated sub-dial. The arrow of the index hangs over the surface of the delicate circular dial showing the 60 seconds. The easy, precise readability offered by this display, even in the dark, is remarkable.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two DLC-SLN

It is hard to imagine that a Super-LumiNova dial with such a diameter, hanging over the date disks, could allow for such a large date display. The space between the units’ disk and the hours’ disk is reduced to optimize readability, making it as large as possible for enhanced legibility.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two DLC-SLN 6

The date correction can easily is performed simply by pressing down on the real sapphire cabochon crown. The rapid date corrector and iconic 12-o’clock positioning of the crown effectively avoids any accidental date correction.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two DLC-SLN

The movement that drives this exceptional timepiece draws its energy from a single barrel that ensures more than ten days of power reserve, all while maintaining the balance wheel’s oscillations at 18,000 vph.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two DLC-SLN

Finally, the power reserve of over ten days, provided by a single barrel, would require meticulous winding if not for the spherical differential winding system. The application of this ingenious mechanism and the multi-gear three-dimensional teeth of one of its pinions, have received two patents. Because of this differential winding system, the number of crown turns needed for full winding of the spring is halved without increasing friction and forces exerted on the gears.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two DLC-SLN 6

The Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two limited edition (8 timepieces) is a modern interpretation of BOVET’s proprietary and patented flying tourbillon with a big date and lengthy power reserve. The Super-LumiNova-coated dials and black DLC titanium cases are a true 21st-century departure for BOVET.

Technical details

Model: Virtuoso VIII Chapter Two DLC-SLN

References
T10GD041, Titanium DLC, green Super-LumiNova dials
T10GD042, Titanium DLC, blue Super-LumiNova dials
T10GD045, Titanium DLC, yellow Super-LumiNova dials
T10GD046, Titanium DLC, purple Super-LumiNova dials
T10GD051, Titanium DLC, salmon Super-LumiNova dials

Edition
Limited Edition to 8 timepieces

Case
Type: Fleurier Diameter 44 mm
Material: Titanium DLC
Water resistance: 30 m

Movement
Caliber 17BM06-GD
Type: Hand-wound movement decorated with blackened Côtes de Genève
Diameter: 17’’’
Frequency: 18’000 v/h Power reserve 10 days, single barrel

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds on flying tourbillon, big date, power reserve indicator

Dials
Colored Super-LumiNova dials ; green, blue, yellow, purple, salmon Components 394 – including 356 components for the movement PATENTS Spherical winding Toothing with multiple gearing Double face tourbillon

Strap
Full-skin alligator
Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle with diamond-like carbon coating

Price
US $ 230,000/-

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two in 18K Red Gold

BOVET 1822 presents a new 18K red gold version of its award-winning Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two timepiece.

The original Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two in a full sapphire crystal case received the prestigious GPHG Award in 2020 in the Mechanical Exception category.

This year, the House of Bovet 1822 is offering this spectacular timepiece with the iconic “writing slope” case in solid 18K red gold.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two in 18K Red Gold

Featuring Bovet’s patented double-sided flying tourbillon, a second-time zone with a twenty-four city disc, a precision moon phase showing both hemispheres, and offering a full 5 days of power reserve, this timepiece has a completely different character in red gold compared to its original sapphire crystal case.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two in 18K Red Gold

Subtler, perhaps more elegant, the Brainstorm Chapter Two in red gold manages to integrate high-watchmaking expertise, decorative arts, and innovation into this unprecedented gem of artisanal Haute Horlogerie.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two in 18K Red Gold

The Brainstorm Chapter Two uses the emblematic writing slope case with an asymmetrical profile. The slope of its case and sapphire crystal allows the collector to view clearly and appreciate the display mechanisms that guarantee intuitive and increased readability. Concentric rollers, rotating domes, and three-dimensional hands are being used to express time in new ways.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two in 18K Red Gold

The patent-protected design of this unique case opens up new horizons in terms of the architecture of the movements, by optimizing the volume which simultaneously increases the functionalities offered, the chronometry, the reliability, and the readability.

You will discover the complexity of BOVET’s watchmaking mechanics from a new angle where the decorative arts illuminate the third dimension in a vision previously unexplored.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two in 18K Red Gold

The new caliber developed for the Brainstorm Chapter Two is entirely manufactured in the Bovet 1822 workshops. Perfect for a multi-time zone timepiece, BOVET control of the energy guarantees five days of power reserve with two barrels, with a frequency of 21,600 v/h for spectacular chronometry enhanced by the patented double-sided flying tourbillon.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two in 18K Red Gold

A domed dial, available in a choice of colors (blue quartz, green quartz, blue aventurine, and bespoke options), displays the hours and minutes of local time in the upper part of the case. The seconds are read by an index fixed on the tourbillon itself, placed at 6 o’clock which makes a complete revolution, in 60 seconds. Finally, two rotating domes placed, respectively, at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock harmoniously complete the design.

 

The dome located at 3 o’clock displays a second time zone specifically developed for this timepiece and patented by the House. The names of the cities representing the 24 time zones are printed on the dome which makes a complete revolution in 24 hours.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two in 18K Red Gold

A three-dimensional V-shaped hand allows the collector to select the displayed time zone. This clever and innovative combination, united with the dome, allows optimal readability, despite the reduced diameter of the entire display.

In addition to a second time zone display, this new display also offers the world time function, which allows the time in each of the 24 time zones to be read simultaneously, an intuitive indication that has never found a better justification than at this time of constant connectivity.

In perfect symmetry, the moon phase indicator is positioned at 9 o’clock and is also accomplished with a rotating dome. The lunar surface is engraved by hand before luminescent material is applied, also, by hand.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two in 18K Red Gold

The two circular windows on top of the dome make it possible to read the age of the moon in the northern hemisphere or the southern hemisphere of the earth. The precision mechanism that drives this dome gives it an accuracy that requires a correction of one day every 127 years.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two in 18K Red Gold

The domes of the second time zone and the moon phase rotate by the patented mechanism called the Radial Guidance System. Three rollers, in rubies adjustable by a micrometric screw, are arranged on the circumference of each dome. They ensure centering and the rotation minimizes friction and increases the chronometry and the power reserve of the timepiece.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two in 18K Red Gold

The five days of the phenomenal autonomy of this combination of high complications are displayed by a linear indicator, visible through a window positioned subtly in the middle of the case between the two strap lugs at 12 o’clock.

Whether it is design or technical achievement, the resolutely innovative and modern character of the Brainstorm Chapter Two aligns itself perfectly with the two sides of BOVET: innovation and artisanal watchmaking, respecting the traditions which have made the House of Bovet a success since 1822.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two in 18K Red Gold

The decorative arts, the hand finishing, and the hand-engraving are a standard of expression directed by the three-dimensional aspect of the movement and its case. Whether flat, inclined, convex, or vertical, all the surfaces that allow this are engraved by hand with the emblematic “broken glass” motif.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two in 18K Red Gold

Polished pillars, translucent gems, and delicately satin steels contrast with dazzling elegance. At the back of the timepiece, the bridges are open-worked and engraved with a delicacy that respects the centuries-old tradition of the noblest expression of fine art watchmaking by BOVET 1822.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two in 18K Red Gold

A total of only 60 movements will be produced for the Brainstorm Chapter Two.

The Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two is limited to five pieces in each declination, and the use of it for unique pieces is also possible.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two in 18K Red Gold

Technical details

Model: Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two

Reference numbers
R26C2-002: 18K red gold case, blue quartz dial
R26C2-008: 18K red gold case, green quartz dial
R26C2-011: 18K red gold case, blue Aventurine glass dial

Edition
Limited Edition to 60 movements / including 30 sapphire cases, only and 5 timepieces in 18K red gold case per dial color

Case
Type: Dimier “writing slope” case
Diameter: 46 mm
Material: 18K red gold
Water resistance: 30m

Movement
Caliber 17DM06-DT
Type: Hand-wound movement
Diameter: 39 mm (17 1/4’’’)
Frequency: 21,600V/h
Power reserve: 5 days

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds on the tourbillon, three-dimensional moon phase indicator World time with indexable second timezone with hemispherical city indicator

Dial
Convex in blue, in green quartz or aventurine glass dial

Bracelet
Double face full skin alligator with platinum thread stitching
Buckle: 18K red gold folding buckle

Guarantee
5 years

Patents
Double face flying tourbillon
Radial guidance mechanism system
Universal time display

Price
CHF 355, 000

BOVET 1822 Monsieur Bovet New Models with Turquoise Guilloche Lotus Flower Motif Dial

Since its launch in 2015, Monsieur Bovet has the iconic patented Amadéo® convertible case, which allow you to transform your timepiece from the wrist (and show both sides, with reversed hand fitting) to a pocket/pendant watch to a desk clock, all without any tools.

BOVET 1822 now presents a turquoise guilloche dial version of this spectacular timepiece.

BOVET 1822 Monsieur Bovet New Models with Turquoise Guilloche Lotus Flower Motif Dial

The guilloché motif on Monsieur Bovet’s two dials is an extension of the House of BOVET’s symbol since 1822: a lotus flower with twelve petals that symbolizes the twelve hours on the dials.

BOVET 1822 Monsieur Bovet New Models with Turquoise Guilloche Lotus Flower Motif Dial

This new Monsieur Bovet timepiece features two display sides. The first one is a full dial with turquoise guilloche pattern, centre hour and minute hands and numerical hour-markers.

BOVET 1822 Monsieur Bovet New Models with Turquoise Guilloche Lotus Flower Motif Dial

The second face has an open-worked lay out featuring an off-centred turquoise guilloche dial with numeral hour-markers, hour hand and minute hand. This side also offers the view of the hand-wound movement along with sub seconds indicator and power reserve display.

BOVET 1822 Monsieur Bovet New Models with Turquoise Guilloche Lotus Flower Motif Dial

This precious timepiece is powered by an in-house movement with double co-axial seconds with seven days of power reserve from a single barrel.

BOVET 1822 Monsieur Bovet New Models with Turquoise Guilloche Lotus Flower Motif Dial

The meticulous hand-crafting finishes on each of the movement’s components follow the traditional methods that the Bovet brothers used back at the dawn of the 19th century.

BOVET 1822 Monsieur Bovet New Models with Turquoise Guilloche Lotus Flower Motif Dial

The Monsieur Bovet is available in 18K white gold and red gold versions.

Technical details

Model: Monsieur Bovet

Reference numbers
AI43030/07 (18K white gold)
AI43031 (18K red gold)

Edition
Limited edition of 60 timepieces

Case
Type: Amadéo® convertible system
Diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 12.35 mm
Material: 18K red or white gold
Water resistance: 30m

Strap
Full-grain alligator
Buckle: 18K red or white gold ardillon

Chain
18K gold-plated silver or rhodium-plated silver

Movement
Caliber: 13BM09A1
Type: Hand-wound
Diameter: 13 ¾’’’
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Power reserve: 7 days

Functions
Hours, minutes, double coaxial seconds, reversed hand-fitting, (hours, minutes and seconds), power reserve indicator

Dials
Turquoise guilloche with Lotus flower motif

Patents
Convertible Amadéo® case
Double coaxial seconds

Warranty
5 years

Prices
Red gold version: USD 60’000.-
White gold version: USD 63’000.-

BOVET 1822 Récital 23 with a Turquoise Guilloché Dial

BOVET 1822 presents a new turquoise guilloché dial version of its Récital 23 watch. It will be available in 18K red and white gold versions, with gem-setting on the case and bezel.

BOVET 1822 Récital 23 with a Turquoise Guilloché Dial

Elegant hour and minute hands gracefully glide over the off-set turquoise guilloche dial, which makes room for the precision moon phase of the Récital 23. In addition, every hour, when the hour and minute hands overlap, their atypical designs form the shape of a heart, outlined in negative space.

BOVET 1822 Récital 23 with a Turquoise Guilloché Dial

Presented in the form of a hemispherical dome, the moon phase indicator majestically corresponds to the volume of the “writing slope” case.

BOVET 1822 Récital 23 with a Turquoise Guilloché Dial

The dome’s surface is engraved to evoke the lunar surface and filled with luminescent material. This feat is all the more remarkable due to the indicator’s camber. It is read via a three-dimensional circular aperture that singlehandedly requires over a day’s work to be manufactured and decorated. The precision mechanism used to drive the moon phase requires correction only once every 122 years.

BOVET 1822 Récital 23 with a Turquoise Guilloché Dial

The push button integrated into the cabochon of the crown allows the owner to adjust the moon phase.

BOVET 1822 Récital 23 with a Turquoise Guilloché Dial

Technical details

Model: Récital 23

Reference numbers
R230012/02/SD1: 18K red gold, Guilloché Turquoise dial
R230011/XX/SD14: 18K red gold, Guilloché Turquoise dial

Edition
Limited Edition to 60 timepieces

Case
Type: Dimier « writing desk » case
Diameter: 43 x 38.70 mm
Thickness: 14.40 mm
Material: 18K red or white gold
Water resistance: 30m

Setting
Case: 174 round-cut diamonds (0.99 ct)
Bezel: 72 round-cut diamonds (1.00 ct)

Bracelet
Full skin alligator
Buckle: 18K red or white gold ardillon

Movement
Caliber 11DA17-MP
Type: Self-winding movement
Diameter: 11½’’’ with 17½’’’ x 12¾‘’’ module
Frequency: 28,800 V/h
Power reserve: 62 hours

Functions
Off-centre hours and minutes, moon phase

Dial
Guilloché Turquoise with 10 round diamond indexes

Retail price
R230012/02/SD: USD 62’000.-
R230011/XX/SD14: USD 118’000.-

BOVET 1822 Récital 27 with a Turquoise Guilloché Dial

BOVET expands its Récital 27 collection by unveiling new models with a tantalizing turquoise guilloché dial.

BOVET 1822 Récital 27 with a Turquoise Guilloché Dial

BOVET 1822’s Récital 27 boasts the emblematic “writing slope” case and meets collectors’ expectations by offering them no fewer than three time zones.

BOVET 1822 Récital 27 with a Turquoise Guilloché Dial

A dome moon phase indicator completes the information appearing on the timepiece’s dial. Its surface is engraved to evoke the lunar surface and for heightened realism, the lower sections hand-filled with Super-LumiNova®. The precision mechanism used to drive the moon phase requires correction only once every 122 years.

BOVET 1822 Récital 27 with a Turquoise Guilloché Dial

Available in grade 5 titanium and in 18K red gold, the Récital 27 is offered in a limited edition with lovely turquoise guilloche dials.

The manual-wound movement powering this timepiece has a power reserve of 7 days. On the case-back side, it features running seconds and power reserve indicators.

BOVET 1822 Récital 27 with a Turquoise Guilloché Dial

These guilloché dials are special, because they have a color-changing quality when the light hits them. From one angle, it looks like a deep, dark blue, but from another angle, it looks bright turquoise.

BOVET 1822 Récital 27 with a Turquoise Guilloché Dial

Technical details

Model: BOVET 1822 Récital 27 with a Turquoise Guilloché Dial

Reference numbers
R270011/01, titanium
R270011/46, 18 K red-gold

Edition
Limited edition of 60 timepieces

Case
Type: Dimier « writing desk » case
Diameter: 46.30 mm
Thickness: 15.95 mm
Material: titanium or 18K red gold
Water resistance: 30m

Movement
Caliber 17DM04-3FPL
Type: Hand wound movement
Diameter: 13½ ’’’with 16’’’module
Frequency: 21,600V/h
Power reserve: 7 days

Functions
Hours, minutes, 2nd time zone (hours and minutes), 3rd time zone (hours and minutes), 24 cities indicator and day/night indicator for 2nd and 3rd time zone, double hemisphere moonphase and power reserve indicator, sub-seconds on the back

Dial
Guilloché Turquoise with Lotus flower motif

Bracelet
Full skin alligator
Buckle: 18K white or red gold ardillon

Guarantee
5 years

Retail prices
R270011/01: USD 78‘500. –
R270011/46: USD 84‘000. –

BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy Only Watch 2021 Unique Piece

The Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH by BOVET 1822 is a unique timepiece that uses a completely new material and a new process to produce a dial that has never been seen before in watchmaking.

Symbolizing sweetness and purity, the dial of the Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH incorporates pure sugar crystals. Representing a breakthrough in engineering innovation, materials, and miniature painting, this highly artistic dial captures the sweetness of love and the purity of a child’s spirit.

BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy Only Watch 2021 Unique Piece

For ONLY WATCH, BOVET has used this new technique with miniature painting to produce a lovely, magical Fairy, pairing métiers d’art with a child-like innocence.

The process of producing this dial is extraordinarily complex. First, in the center of the dial is a hand-painted fairy, filled with Super-LumiNova. After the miniature-painting process, the dial is covered with a protective lacquer, securing the art for eternity.

BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy Only Watch 2021 Unique Piece

Then, the pure sugar crystals are prepared so their structure will not change when exposed to light or heat. The sweet crystals are chosen for size, then combined with a special environmentally-friendly orange paint – matching the theme color of this year’s ONLY WATCH, and carefully hand-applied to the outside of the dial, which has already been coated with orange Super-LumiNova.

The result is an intriguing mix of texture and sparkle, unlike any other dial ever produced in the long history of watchmaking. The special hands on the dial of the Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH are a lovely, romantic touch. Uniquely shaped, they form a beautiful heart once every hour, as the minute hand catches up to the hour hand, reminding the wearer of all the loved ones in her life.

BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy Only Watch 2021 Unique Piece

The signature 36mm Fleurier Amadéo® convertible case is in stainless steel hand-set with sparkling white diamonds. The unique and patented Amadéo® case can be transformed into a wristwatch, table clock, or pendant all without the use of any tools.

BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy Only Watch 2021 Unique Piece

Powering the Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH is an automatic movement beating at 4Hz for exemplary chronometry.

Only Watch is a biannual charity auction of unique timepieces, with 99% of the proceeds going directly to fund research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder primarily affecting young boys. BOVET 1822 has been involved in ONLY WATCH since its very beginning, donating a unique timepiece made specifically for the auction.

Created especially for the 9th edition of this prestigious charity event, the Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH will be auctioned on 6 November 2021, at the Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues in Geneva.

ROLLS-ROYCE, in collaboration with BOVET 1822, presents a custom-made “Boat Tail”

Costing a whopping US$28 million, the ROLLS-ROYCE “Boat Tail” is a mid-sized luxury coach built grand tourer car.

Recently, Rolls-Royce has unveiled an absolutely unique coach-built “Boat Tail” commission that integrates 100% bespoke BOVET timepieces into the dashboard. The mounting system for the timepieces in the dashboard has never been done before and required years of research, as well as extensive testing (vibration, temperature, humidity, and even automotive crash tests).

ROLLS-ROYCE Boat Tail

Equipped with an incredible five days of power reserve, the mechanical tourbillon timepieces from BOVET are the perfect choice for the dashboard installation as they are designed to remain precise even when kept in the vertical position.

These two tourbillon timepieces from BOVET 1822 have been engineered, designed, and developed in parallel with the production of a coach-built Rolls-Royce. Using the revolutionary and patented Amadeo system, these timepieces can transform from a wristwatch to a pocket/pendant watch to a desk clock and a dashboard clock.

ROLLS-ROYCE X BOVET 1822

The first car was designed for a Rolls-Royce and BOVET 1822 collector. The concept was to design and produce a bespoke Rolls-Royce and two unique BOVET 1822 timepieces, one for himself and one for his wife. Three years in development, BOVET 1822 and Rolls-Royce accomplished something never realized before in either industry.

ROLLS-ROYCE X BOVET 1822 watch for lady

As the mechanical tourbillon timepieces are meant to be mounted in the car as dashboard clocks, this changed the development completely as now they had to be considered part of the car. As a result, the holder and timepiece — all 51 components engineered and manufactured by Bovet — had to be tested like any other part of the car for vibration, security, safety, and more.

BOVET 1822 was assigned to develop timepieces that could be worn on the wrist and instantly converted into dashboard clocks, mounted into a special holder that slots into the car itself.

ROLLS-ROYCE Boat Tail

In a move that further demonstrates the clients’ visionary approach to contemporary patronage, two great luxury Houses with a common pursuit of perfection have been brought together at the clients’ behest. World-class craftspeople from the House of Bovet 1822 were called upon to work hand-in-hand with Rolls-Royce’s own masters in their field.

The mechanically-minded clients sought to break new ground in horology. As esteemed collectors of both the Switzerland-based House of Bovet and Rolls-Royce, their vision was to create exquisite, ground-breaking timepieces for their Boat Tail. In an act of tireless endeavor and genuine collaboration, the Houses have come together to re-imagine Rolls-Royce’s iconic centerpiece, the dashboard clock.

The result is an achievement never before realized in either industry. Two fine reversible timepieces, one for the lady and one for the gentleman, have been designed to be worn on the wrist, used as a table clock, pendant or pocket timepiece, or placed front and center within the Boat Tail’s fascia as the motor car’s clock.

The holder mechanism, designed completely by BOVET, started from a blank sheet of paper, as nothing like this had ever been produced before. The designers and engineers in BOVET focused on adapting the patented Amadeo convertible system, which was introduced in 2010 and is tried and proven, as the base of the system.

ROLLS-ROYCE X BOVET 1822 watch for men

The timepieces, the holder, and the Boat Tail car were being designed at the same time, so there were many moving parts to this story. Adding to this was the requirement by Rolls-Royce that the system be developed and mounted into the dashboard at the exact time the interior of the car was finished, as no one wanted to have to open up the dashboard later.

Many things had to be taken into consideration – any vibration from the car had to be isolated from the timepieces or compensated for, no noise could emit from timepieces, and the system had to be simple, easy to use, and, above all, safe and secure.

From the start, BOVET was determined to accomplish this project in a purely mechanical way, in keeping with its commitment to its in-house, Swiss Handcrafted production. As a result, the engineers and designers had to devise new solutions as they were encountering challenges that they never saw in watchmaking.

The solution they chose was to keep all the mechanical parts of the system on the outside of the dashboard. Usually in anything similar, the fixation system never moves, and the movable piece just slots in, like sliding a CD into a CD player. Here it is exactly the opposite – in the dashboard is simply the place for the holder, which is equipped with all the mechanical pieces.

ROLLS-ROYCE X BOVET 1822 watch dashboard

In addition, a special drawer was designed and produced as well, using the same leather as the seats in the Boat Tail. This holds the timepieces, the straps, the chain, the pendant, when not in use. This drawer slides into the dash as well, neatly and cleanly keeping everything in place and secure. Should the timepiece not be mounted in the holder and put into the dashboard, there is a special laser-engraved and lacquered display plaque in its place, to complete the aesthetic of the dashboard.

BOVET has a long history of creating pair timepieces for worldwide collectors. Conceived to be completely original, the two tourbillon timepieces, one for the husband and one for the wife, use newly-designed 18K white gold 44mm cases, precision tourbillon movements, and special dials on both faces.

Using the Amadeo system, these timepieces are reversible and can be converted without any tools. The gentleman’s timepiece is high polished while the lady’s timepiece is ornately engraved then filled with blue lacquer, entirely done in BOVET 1822’s in-house artisanal workshop.

ROLLS-ROYCE X BOVET 1822 watch for men

Both timepieces feature a Caleidolegno hand-applied wood marquetry front dial, using the same exact wood from the Boat Tail, with the name of each owner on the dial, along with a hand-sculpted and hand-engraved statue of the Rolls-Royce “Spirit of Ecstasy” on the tourbillon bridge.

ROLLS-ROYCE X BOVET 1822 watch for lady

This statue represents several weeks of work from the artisans in BOVET, fashioning the 18K gold by hand all day every day. The wood marquetry is accomplished by one expert artisan who has worked with wood his entire life.

On the reverse side, the dials are even more personalized. The masculine timepiece features an aventurine dial with the owner’s sky chart overlaid on top.

ROLLS-ROYCE X BOVET 1822

The feminine timepiece features a miniature painting of a flower bouquet on a mother-of-pearl dial, done by one single artisan who specializes in this métier d’art.

The flower bouquet theme is a historical hallmark from BOVET 1822’s long history making ornate and highly-decorated pair watches, and this concept was chosen by the owner and personalized by BOVET 1822.

ROLLS-ROYCE X BOVET 1822 watch for lady

In addition, both reverse dials have hand-engraved bespoke sculptures of the coach-built Boat Tail, lacquered to match the color of the car, with miniature painting for the details (wheels, door handle, mirrors, and more).

Getting the color exactly right was difficult, but BOVET was aided by the relationship between Rolls-Royce and BOVET. The sculpture of the car is amazing in its detail and is a true and accurate representation of the coach-built car – a true work of art accomplished by Bovet’s artisans. As a finishing touch for this side of the dial, the name of each owner’s “better half” is engraved on the tourbillon bridge.

Weight was a real concern for this project, as there were restrictions from Rolls-Royce from the start – BOVET was given a maximum weight for the timepieces and the holder which could not be exceeded. In watchmaking, weight is rarely an issue for a complicated timepiece, so the decision was made to reduce the case size as much as possible, to 44mm, which necessitated creating an entirely new case.

To reduce potential impact from the vibration from the car, BOVET switched from ball bearings to pivots for the tourbillon, increased the weight of the balance wheel in the timepieces, which reduced the power reserve but increased the precision. At the same time, BOVET increased the oscillation rate to 21,600 to aid precision.

Technical details of Bovet unique timepieces

Case

Size: Bespoke; diameter – 44mm; thickness – 14mm
Type: 18K white gold Fleurier case; BOVET 1822 bow at 12 o’clock; 49 components
Case Function: Amadeo Convertible System; reversible; pocket watch on chain; pendant watch on necklace; table clock; dashboard clock
Case Finishing: Men’s timepiece is high polish finish; Women’s timepiece is hand-engraved then filled with blue lacquer

Movement

Bespoke 60-second tourbillon; manual-wind; 284 components (without dial and hands); 21,600 v/h
Functions: Hours and minutes on both sides (reverse hand-fitting); power reserve indicator on front
Power Reserve: 5 days

Dials

Men’s Front Dial: Hand-made Caleidolegno wood marquetry dial; hand-engraved Spirit of Ecstasy sculpture fixed to the tourbillon bridge; “A Special Timepiece Commission” on the dial

Women’s Front Dial: Hand-made Caleidolegno wood marquetry dial; hand-engraved 18K white gold Spirit of Ecstasy sculpture; “A Special Timepiece Commission” on the dial

Men’s Reverse Dial: Blue aventurine glass with sky chart of owner’s birth day and birth place; hand-engraved bespoke Boat Tail sculpture, lacquered to match the color of the car then miniature painted by hand to add the details; wife’s name engraved on the mirror-polished (by hand by the watchmaker) tourbillon bridge

Women’s Reverse Dial: Miniature hand-painting of flower bouquet on mother-of-pearl dial (based on historical BOVET 1822 timepiece, customized); hand-engraved bespoke Boat Tail sculpture, lacquered to match the color of the car then miniature painted by hand to add the details; husband’s name (engraved on the mirror-polished (by hand by the watchmaker) tourbillon bridge

Other features

Dashboard Holder
Aluminum and Titanium; 51 components; Engraving of two Boat Tail Rolls-Royce automobiles in a white gold case, to match that of the timepieces, to place inside when the timepiece is not present (100% engineered, designed, and produced in-house by BOVET)

In-car Drawer
To hold timepieces, straps, chain, necklace

Independent laboratory certification
Shock, temperature, humidity, vibration

BOVET 19Thirty New Models

BOVET Fleurier SA expands its 19Thirty collection by introducing a new version with an enchanting, deep red dial decorated by artisanal dial-craftsmen with the finest materials.

19Thirty, the youngest family in the BOVET 1822 collections, stands out for its ease of use and Fleurier case, a true symbol of two centuries of watchmaking excellence. It is immediately identifiable by its crown and bow situated at 12 o’clock in a nod to 19th-century pocket watches.

BOVET 19Thirty New Models 2021

The ergonomic 42 mm case in red gold or stainless steel provides optimal comfort no matter the size of the wearer’s wrist. The sapphire cabochon that ornaments the crown of the timepiece highlights its exceptional elegance.

The movement’s technical excellence and the artistic aspect of these sumptuous off-center dials come together to present an elegant circular “Côtes de Genève” pattern whose black embellishment contrasts with and showcases the intense red of the guilloché dials.

BOVET 19Thirty New Models 2021

In addition to hours and minutes, these timepieces display the seconds at 6 o’clock in a perfect echo of 19th-century pocket watches. They have seven days of power reserve although the movement is powered by a single barrel.

BOVET 19Thirty New Models

This timepiece’s incredible energy efficiency is thanks to BOVET 1822’s legendary mastery of chronometry and the brand’s long power reserves, for which it holds the all-time record: this was achieved by a pocket watch produced at the dawn of the 20th century that reached an outstanding power reserve of 370 days.

BOVET 19Thirty New Models 2021

Such results are made possible by traditional artisanal methods and uncompromising finishes on each and every component.

The manufacturing and decoration quality standards for the components are of the highest order and match up to the standards used for the finest complications. The sapphire glass of the screw-down back lets collectors appreciate every last detail.

Technical details

References
NTR0046, 18K red gold
NTS0046, stainless steel

Case
Type: Fleurier
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 9.05 mm
Case material: 18K red gold or stainless steel
Crown and strap bolts set with sapphire cabochon (0.72ct)
Water resistance: 30 m

Movement
Caliber 15BM04 Hand-wound movement
Diameter: 15 ¾ ’’’
Frequency: 21’600 v/h
Power reserve: 7 days

Functions
Hours, minutes, sub-seconds, power reserve indicator

Dial
Guilloché, red with Roman numerals in white, decorated with blackened Côte de Genève

Strap
Full-skin alligator, black or red
Buckle: 18K red gold or steel ardillon

Retail price
Red gold version: CHF 34’600.-
Stainless steel version: CHF 22’700.-

BOVET Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two Sunshine Collection

In November 2020, BOVET introduced its Sunshine Collection starting with a very limited edition of only 7 Brainstorm Chapter Two with a magnificent yellow dial.

BOVET Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two Sunshine Collection

The new Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two Sunshine is available in fully hand-engraved movements, all in the crafted monoblock Sapphire “Writing Slope” case (47.8 mm). It features a yellow dome-shaped dial, hand-coated by the BOVET artisans with a green Super-LumiNova® (SLN) that gives the dial a powder finishing to the surface.

BOVET Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two Sunshine Collection

The yellow dial accumulates light from the sun, transforming it into a vibrant green dial at dusk. The green color not only enhances the readability at night, it also adds an unexpected new dial to this spectacular timepiece. The green SLN treatment on the entire surface of the dome and its porosity add complexity to the pad printing process, making it one of the most challenging processes.

BOVET Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two Sunshine Collection

The Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two watch comes with a patented double-face flying tourbillon, a patented radial guidance system, a three dimensional moon phase with five days of power reserve, and a patented three-dimensional V-shaped needle that allows the collector to display the time zone of their choice.

BOVET Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two Sunshine Collection

This innovative combination imagined by Mr Raffy, united with the dome, allows for an intuitive Universal Time function, permitting each of the 24 time-zones to be read simultaneously.

Technical details

Model: Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two Sunshine Collection
Reference Number: R26C2-018, sapphire case, yellow dial

Case
Type: Dimier « writing desk » case
Diameter: 47.80 mm
Material: Sapphire with titanium lugs and case-back
Bracelet: Yellow rubber strap
Buckle: 18K white gold folding buckle
Water resistance: 30m

Movement
Caliber 17DM06-DT
Type: Hand-wound movement
Diameter: 39 mm (17 1/4’’’)
Frequency: 21,600V/h
Power reserve: 5 days

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds on the tourbillon, hemispherical moon phase indicator, Universal time with indexable second timezone with hemispherical city indicator

Dial
Convex in yellow with Super-LumiNova® (SLN)

Guarantee
5 years

Patents
Double face flying tourbillon Radial guidance mechanism system Universal Time indication

Limited edition
7 hand-engraved timepieces in the Sunshine Collection (with yellow dial)

Price
CHF 365’000.-

The House of BOVET 1822 opens its newest boutique at the prestigious Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

The Swiss timepiece manufacturer BOVET 1822 is proud to announce the opening of its boutique in Singapore’s most iconic complex, the Marina Bay Sands.

Located along the waterfront, the iconic Marina Bay Sands resembles a suspended boat, featuring three cascading hotel towers topped by an extraordinary aerial park, a museum, international luxury brand stores, numerous restaurants, and a casino.

The Marina Bay Sands is Asia’s premier destination for business, leisure and entertainment, and now it is where you will discover Bovet’s newest boutique.

BOVET 1822 Boutique Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

This new point of sale in South East Asia follows Mr. Pascal Raffy’s clear vision to develop the in-store BOVET experience, offering watch lovers and collectors exceptional hospitality, service, and horological knowledge and advice that matches the quality of BOVET timepieces.

Once inside the 1270 square feet BOVET boutique of the Marina Bay Sands Luxury Shopping Center, you feel as if you have been transported instantly to the Château de Môtiers in Switzerland – the headquarters and heart of the activity of the House of BOVET.

BOVET 1822 Boutique Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

The European-style boutique, a showcase of rare elegance entirely in keeping with the essence of the BOVET’s timepieces, warmly invites collectors to admire the precious artistic timepieces. Walnut furniture lined with suede combines timeless classicism with a modern influence, creating an ideal refined setting.

Today, the House demonstrates its excellence through a variety of collections that combine an incomparable mastery for the Decorative Arts as well as unmatched high watchmaking prowess.

BOVET 1822 Boutique Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

Since 2002, BOVET 1822 has been rewarded with more than 39 awards and distinctions, including the most coveted “Aiguille d’Or” in 2018 at Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (watchmaking’s Oscars) for the Grand Récital, as well as prizes in 2020 for the “Miss Audrey” in the Ladies’ Watch category and for the “Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two” in the Mechanical Exception category.

The new boutique will be opened from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm (11:30 pm on weekends), as well as on-demand for personal appointments for its sophisticated, international clientele.

BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey & Monsieur Bovet New Models with Green Guilloché Dial

In 2020, the House of BOVET is presenting its iconic Miss Audrey and Monsieur Bovet watches in new avatars adorned with a green guilloché dial.

Since its launch in 2015, Monsieur Bovet has become the symbol of timepieces featuring the iconic patented Amadéo® convertible case. Its elegance, understated design, and two faces make it a fitting timepiece for every moment in the life of the modern man.

BOVET 1822 Monsieur Bovet with Green Guilloche Dial

This precious timepiece is powered by an in-house movement that offers seven days of power reserve with a single barrel. The guilloché motif on Monsieur Bovet’s two dials is an extension of the Maison BOVET’s symbol since 1822: a lotus flower with twelve petals that symbolizes the twelve hours counted on the dials. It is decorated with fine appliqué of Arabic numerals.

BOVET 1822 Monsieur Bovet with Green Guilloche Dial

The House of BOVET continues to enhance its women’s collection in 2020. As demonstrated by the new edition of the Miss Audrey timepiece. It now features a green guilloché dial inspired by the lotus flower that reflects sumptuous shades.

BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey with Green Guilloche Dial

This timepiece is also housed in the Amadéo® convertible case, crafted in steel with a 36 mm diameter. The bezel and the iconic bow are set with white diamonds that beautifully enhance the dial.

The case’s convertible feature allows the timepiece to be worn on the wrist, transformed into a table clock or turned into a majestic pendant without needing to use any tools. To match the dial in perfect harmony, Mr. Raffy, BOVET 1822’s owner, has designed an original long jade bead necklace that highlights the refinement of the timepiece. Powered by an automatic movement displaying the date at 6 o’clock, Miss Audrey is a timepiece that offers the comfort of use that is rare for such a gem.

BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey with Green Guilloche Dial

BOVET 1822’s craftsmen have once again skillfully combined their talents to create these two timepieces. The dial-makers add the finishing touch that attracts every eye. Several months of development and fine-tuning were required to accomplish the end result. The process that they follow to achieve excellence is extremely demanding.

Each dial is guillochéd and then lacquered on a metal plate with a diameter that is greater than the finished dial. It is only once that the different layers of lacquer are applied that they carry out the drilling and machining operations.

Technical details

Model: Amadéo Fleurier 36 Miss Audrey
Reference Number AS36011-SD12

Case
Type: Amadéo® convertible system
Diameter: 36mm
Thickness: 11mm
Material: Stainless steel
Setting: Bow and bezel set with 103 round-cut diamonds (~0.99ct)
Water resistance: 30 m

Movement
Caliber 11BA15
Type: Self-winding
Diameter: 11 ½’’’
Frequency: 28,800 v/h
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, date

Dial
Green or blue guilloche or aventurine glass, set with 4 diamonds (~0.048ct)

Strap
Synthetic satin or full-grain alligator
Buckle: Stainless steel ardillon
Necklace: Rhodium-plated silver

Patent
Convertible Amadéo® case

Price
CHF. 20’500.-

Model: Amadéo Fleurier 43 Monsieur Bovet
Reference Number AI43026

Case
Type: Amadéo® convertible system
Diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 12.35 mm
Material: 18K red or white gold
Water resistance: 30m

Movement
Caliber 13BM09A1
Type: Hand-wound
Diameter: 13 ¾’’’
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Power reserve: 7 days

Functions
Hours, minutes, double coaxial seconds, reversed hand-fitting, (hours, minutes and seconds), power reserve indicator

Dials
Green, blue, red or black guilloche

Strap
Full-grain alligator
Buckle: 18K red or white gold ardillon
Chain: 18K gold-plated silver or rhodium-plated silver

Patents
Convertible Amadéo® case
Double coaxial seconds

Warranty
5 years

Price
CHF. 50’000.- (red gold), CHF. 53’000.- (white gold)

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VII Perpetual Calendar New Model with Green Guilloché Dial

The new BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VII is a high complication watch equipped with a retrograde perpetual calendar, an inverted hand-fitting, a double coaxial second hand and a convertible case.

The perpetual calendar is one of the most highly prized watchmaking complications among collectors. It shows the full date that accounts for the specific length of each month, whether 28, 29, 30, or 31 days. The Virtuoso VII timepiece shows the date, day of the week, month, and leap year cycle. Other indications include power reserve, hours, minutes, and seconds displayed on both dials of the timepiece.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VII Perpetual Calendar

The 2020 Virtuoso VII collection is being expanded with a new model available as a limited edition in red or white gold with a sumptuous green guilloché dial. Once again, the dial makers have displayed great virtuosity in creating not only the two dials but also the various display elements in a reduced size.

Despite the reduced thickness of both the hours and minutes dials, they still boast the delicate, unique guilloché pattern designed by Mr. Raffy. The pattern’s prismatic effect reveals its fineness as it showcases the lotus flower, with 12 petals, that has been the symbol of the House of BOVET since 1822.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VII Perpetual Calendar

The Virtuoso VII belongs to the Fleurier collection and comes with the iconic patented Amadéo® case that allows the collector to wear the timepiece with a reversible bracelet, as a pocket watch, or as an elegant desk clock.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VII Perpetual Calendar

An unprecedented convergence of technical ingenuity drives the Virtuoso VII, with dimensions similar to those of a traditional wristwatch; it delivers more information on both dials of the timepiece. For greater comfort and chronometry, the movement’s single barrel ensures over five days of power reserve.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso VII Perpetual Calendar

This perfect technical expertise goes hand in hand with all the talent of the House of BOVET artisans. Every component, whether visible or invisible, is decorated using the traditional artisanal methods. The plate and bridges showing the functions of the perpetual calendar are fully hand-engraved with the iconic Fleurisanne pattern.

Technical details

Model: Virtuoso VII

Reference Numbers
ACQPR012, 18K white gold, red dial
ACQPR014, 18K white gold, green dial
ACQPR008, 18K white gold, blue dial
ACQPR015, 18K red gold, red dial
ACQPR017, 18K red gold, green dial
ACQPR007, 18K red gold, blue dial

Case
Type: Amadéo® convertible system
Diameter: 43.30 mm
Thickness: 11.25 mm
Material: 18K red or white gold
Water resistance: 30m

Movement
Caliber 13BM12AIQPR
Type: Hand wound movement
Diameter: 13 ¾ ’’’
Frequency: 21’600A/h
Power reserve: 5 days

Functions
Hours, minutes, sub-seconds, day, retrograde date, month, leap year, power reserve indicator, reversed hand-fitting (hours, minutes and seconds)

Dials
Red or green guillochés, or blue circular brushed

Bracelet
Full skin alligator
Buckle: 18K red or white gold ardillon
Chain: 18K red or white gold

Options
Dial: Miniature painting
Case, bezel, bow and ardillon buckle: hand engraving
Setting: round-cut or baguette-cut diamonds

Guarantee
5 years

Patents
Amadeo® convertible case
Patented coaxial seconds

Price
CHF. 82’000.-, 18K white gold
CHF. 79’000.-, 18K red gold

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two: Double-face flying tourbillon, world time with indexable second-time zone, moon phase, and five days’ power reserve

After the successful introduction of the Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter One in 2019, the House of Bovet 1822 now presents the Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two. This new timepiece is presented with the iconic sloped writing case made from sapphire. This new haute horlogerie marvel features Bovet’s patented Double-sided flying tourbillon, a second-time zone with a twenty-four city disc, a precision moon phase while offering the chronometry of 5 days power reserve.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two: Double-face flying tourbillon, world time with indexable second-time zone, moon phase, and five days’ power reserve

The Brainstorm Chapter Two is the second timepiece in the Bovet collection to be fitted with a sapphire crystal case in the emblematic writing case with an asymmetrical profile. The slope of its bezel allows the collector to explore new display mechanisms that guarantee intuitive and increased readability.

Concentric rollers, rotating domes, and three-dimensional needles were used to express time in new ways. The protected design of the writing case opens up new horizons in terms of the very architecture of the movements, by optimizing the volume which simultaneously increases the functionalities offered, the chronometry, the reliability, and the readability.

The collector will discover the complexity of precious watchmaking mechanics from a new angle where the decorative arts illuminate the third dimension in a vision previously unexplored.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two: Double-face flying tourbillon, world time with indexable second-time zone, moon phase, and five days’ power reserve

The House of Bovet has imagined a movement that justifies the use of the “writing slope” case entirely made of sapphire, the second hardest material known after diamond. The manufacturing of sapphire cases with such complex shapes is very tricky because of the machining and polishing constraints due to the hardness of the material.

Achieving a complex case, especially with the asymmetrical profile of the writing case confronted engineers and technicians with difficulties and challenges that were beautifully mastered with the unveiling of the Brainstorm Chapter One in 2019 and continues today with the unveiling of the Brainstorm Chapter Two which has also been encased in sapphire for the pure pleasure and delightful exploration of the collector.

Ultimately, the middle and the glass form only one single element, 47.80 in diameter, which meticulously respects the original design of the cases in the collection. The back is made up of a bezel and four horns machined from grade 5 titanium. The sapphire crystal case opens generously to display the movement which has many secrets to reveal.

To optimize transparency and ergonomics, the watchmakers of the House of Bovet decided to fix the movement at the bottom rather than inside the middle, as is usually the case. A choice they had already successfully experimented with building the luminous OttantaSei Tourbillon in 2016 and the Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter One in 2019. The Chapter One has been awarded numerous distinctions saluting its design and the mastering of the innovative technicality of its case material and design.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two: Double-face flying tourbillon, world time with indexable second-time zone, moon phase, and five days’ power reserve

The fully developed caliber for this Brainstorm Chapter Two is entirely manufactured in the Bovet 1822 workshops and is the result of a new design. Absolute control of energy guarantees autonomy greater than five days of power reserve by the use of a single barrel, which maintains the oscillations of the regulating structure at a frequency which has been increased to the frequency of 21,600 vph for spectacular chronometry enhanced by the patented double-sided flying tourbillon.

The information provided by this new caliber is displayed consistently in the volume of the case. A dome dial, available in a choice of blue or green translucent quartz or blue aventurine glass, displays the hours and minutes of local time in the upper part of the case. The seconds are read by an index fixed on the tourbillon, itself, placed at 6 o’clock which makes a complete revolution, in 60 seconds. Finally, two rotating domes placed, respectively, at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock harmoniously complete the shaping.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two: Double-face flying tourbillon, world time with indexable second-time zone, moon phase, and five days’ power reserve

The dome, located at 3 o’clock, displays a second time zone, according to the construction, specifically developed for this timepiece and subject to a patent. The names of 24 cities representing the 24 time zones are printed on the rotating part of the dome which makes a complete revolution, by scanning the 24-hour graduation of the base ring. A three-dimensional V-shaped needle allows the collector to select the displayed time zone.

This clever and innovative combination, united with the dome, allows optimal readability, despite the reduced diameter of the entire display. In addition to a second time zone display, this new display also offers the world time function, which allows the time in each of the 24 time zones to be read simultaneously.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two: Double-face flying tourbillon, world time with indexable second-time zone, moon phase, and five days’ power reserve

In perfect symmetry, the moon phase indicator is positioned at 9 o’clock and is also displayed by a rotating dome. The surface of the lunar ground is engraved by hand before luminescent material is applied, also, by hand. The two circular windows which overhang the dome make it possible to read the age of the moon according to the specific orientation of its crescent, whether one is in the northern hemisphere or the southern hemisphere of the earth. The precision mechanism that drives this dome gives it an accuracy that requires a correction of one day every 127 years.

The domes of the second time zone and the moon phase rotate by the patented mechanism of the radial guidance system. Three rollers, in rubies adjustable by a micrometric screw, are arranged on the circumference of each dome. They ensure centering and the rotation minimizes friction and therefore, freeing the interior volume of the globes, which increases the chronometry and the power reserve of the timepiece.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two: Double-face flying tourbillon, world time with indexable second-time zone, moon phase, and five days’ power reserve

The five days of the phenomenal autonomy of this combination of great complications are displayed by an indicator, subtly, positioned in the middle of the case between the two strap lugs. The indicator index runs linearly, while its engraving is gradually directed on the edge of the movement.

Whether it is design or technicality, the resolutely innovative and modern character of the Brainstorm Chapter Two offers itself perfectly to artisanal watchmaking respecting the traditions, which has made the House of Bovet a success since 1822. The decorative arts, the finishes, and the engraving by hand are a standard of expression directed by the three dimensional aspect of the movement and its case.

Whether flat, inclined, convex, or vertical, all the surfaces that allow this are technically engraved by hand with the emblematic “broken glass” motif. Polished pillars, translucent gems, and delicately satin steels contrast with dazzling elegance. At the back of the timepiece, the bridges are perforated and engraved with a delicacy that commands respect.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two: Double-face flying tourbillon, world time with indexable second-time zone, moon phase, and five days’ power reserve

A total of only 60 movements will be produced for the Brainstorm Chapter Two. They will be distributed among the 47.8mm-diameter sapphire case, limited to 30 timepieces, with a choice of blue quartz, green quartz, or blue aventurine glass dial, by respective limited editions of 10 timepieces. As usual, collectors may bespoke their timepieces and thereby acquire unique pieces. Regardless, no more than 10 of any single style made from these 60 movements will be crafted.

Technical details

Model: Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter Two

Reference Numbers
R26C2001, sapphire case, blue quartz dial
R26C2007, sapphire case, green quartz dial
R26C2010, sapphire case, blue Aventurine glass dial

Edition
Limited edition to 60 movements / including 30 sapphire cases, only (in limited editions of 10 timepieces)

Case
Type: Dimier « writing desk » case
Diameter: 47.80 mm
Material: Sapphire with titanium lugs and case-back
Water resistance 30m

Movement
Caliber 17DM06-DT
Type: Hand-wound movement
Diameter: 39 mm (17 1/4’’’)
Frequency: 21,600V/h
Power reserve: 5 days

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds on the tourbillon, three-dimensional moon phase indicator
World time with indexable second time-zone with hemispherical city indicator

Dial
Convex in blue, in green quartz or aventurine glass dial

Bracelet
Double face full skin alligator with platinum thread stitching
Buckle: 18K white gold folding buckle

Guarantee
5 years

Patents
Double face flying tourbillon
Radial guidance mechanism system
Universal time display

Retail price
CHF 355’000.-

BOVET 1822 Fleurier 19Thirty, New Dial Versions Highlighting the « Fleurisanne » Engraving

The 19Thirty collection was inspired by the last pocket watches crafted by the Maison BOVET, before the advent of the wristwatch era. Its balance is inherited from the stylistic details of the “easel” chronometer which was patented in 1930 and symbolizes the shift towards wristwatches.

The 19Thirty collection was presented in 2015 exclusively in steel. The movement was specially developed for this collection, and the quality of its execution and finishes meets the same criteria of the Grandes Complications.

BOVET 1822 Fleurier 19Thirty, New Dial Versions Highlighting the « Fleurisanne » Engraving 3

It offers seven days of power reserve with only a single barrel. Mr. Raffy, the owner of BOVET 1822, wanted this collection to offer two different cases including the iconic Fleurier case with its bow and crown that stand out with their 12:00 position.

The stir the collection created and the enthusiasm among collectors led Mr. Raffy to offer the19Thirty in a red gold case that can be bespoke to the collector’s taste.

This year, the collection features the Maison’s dedication to the decorative arts by offering a luxurious “Fleurisanne” engraving that embraces the hour and minute dial, as well as the second counter which form an eight: a symbol of luck and prosperity for the wearer.

BOVET 1822 Fleurier 19Thirty, New Dial Versions Highlighting the « Fleurisanne » Engraving

For an added elegance, the « Fleurisanne » engraving is lacquered according to the color of the dial chosen by the collector.

BOVET 1822 Fleurier 19Thirty, New Dial Versions Highlighting the « Fleurisanne » Engraving

Bovet’s extraordinary Engineering Brilliance is featured in the ergonomics of the 19Thirty collection, which are presented in a case 9mm thick and 42mm across.

BOVET 1822 Fleurier 19Thirty, New Dial Versions Highlighting the « Fleurisanne » Engraving

The beautiful elements of the dial and the case unite with impeccable timekeeping, reliability and seven day power reserve to create a timeless, classic and exceptional timepiece that can be worn every day and turn every second into a moment of grace.

BOVET 1822 Fleurier 19Thirty, New Dial Versions Highlighting the « Fleurisanne » Engraving 5

Technical details

Model: Fleurier 19Thirty

References
NTS0020, blue
NTS0019, black

Case
Type: Fleurier
Diameter: 42 mm
Material: stainless steel
Water resistance: 30 m

Movement
Caliber 11BM04
Type: Hand-wound movement
Diameter: 15 ¾ ’’’
Frequency: 21’600 v/h
Power reserve: 7 days

Functions
Hours, minutes, sub-seconds, power reserve indicator

Dial
Blue or black circular brushed dials with Roman numerals
Hand-engraved, with lacquered “Fleurisanne” motif

Strap
Full-skin alligator
Buckle: stainless steel ardillon

Price
CHF. 19’800.-

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso V New Model with Blue Guilloche, « Fleurisanne » Hand-Engraved Dial (Amadéo Fleurier Complications)

Introduced to the BOVET collections in 2015, Virtuoso V was the first timepiece powered by the Virtuoso II caliber to feature additional complications. These were a jumping hour paired with retrograde minutes. Five years later, the Maison’s artisan watchmakers and dial-makers have joined forces to give it a new face.

While the watchmakers worked on displaying all the information on the same level, the original stepped arrangement has given way to greater classicism, which enhances the artistic crafts and exemplary finishes of all the components. The dial-makers drew on their considerable talent to create this new face.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso V New Model with Blue guilloche, « Fleurisanne » Hand-Engraved Dial (Amadéo Fleurier Complications)

The readability of the hour and minute displays is increased thanks to its elegant blue lacquered guilloché. It contrasts subtly with the rest of the surface, which is entirely hand-engraved with the emblematic “Fleurisanne” motif that has symbolised the true supremacy of BOVET’s craftsmen in terms of decorative arts for almost two centuries.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso V New Model with Blue guilloche, « Fleurisanne » Hand-Engraved Dial (Amadéo Fleurier Complications)

In terms of technology, the Virtuoso V integrates two complications that are difficult to combine: jumping hours and retrograde minutes. The jump of the hour disk must be perfectly synchronized with the jump of the minute hand. This timepiece belongs to the Fleurier Complications Collection and is fitted with the patented Amadeo convertible case, allowing it to be transformed into a reversible wristwatch, a table clock, or a pocket watch, without the need for a single tool. As a result, hours and minutes can be found on both sides of the movement.

BOVET 1822 Virtuoso V New Model with Blue guilloche, « Fleurisanne » Hand-Engraved Dial (Amadéo Fleurier Complications)

A power reserve indicator completes the indications by displaying a remarkable autonomy of five days, ensured by the use of a single barrel. Finally, to add to the timepiece’s functions, the watchmakers developed a corrector independent of the hour disk that can display a different time zone on each side of the timepiece.

Technical details

Model: Virtuoso V
Reference Number ACHS024

Case
Type: Amadéo® convertible system
Diameter: 43.50 mm
Thickness: 15.70 mm
Material: 18K white gold
Water resistance: 30m

Movement
Caliber: 13BM11AIHSMR
Type: Hand wound movement
Diameter: 13 ¾ ’’’
Frequency: 21’600A/h
Power reserve: 5 days

Functions
Jumping hours, retrograde minutes. Reversed hand-fitting (hours, minutes and seconds), power reserve indicator

Dial
Blue guilloché, « Fleurisanne » hand-engraving

Bracelet
Full skin alligator
Buckle: 18K white gold ardillon

Chain
18K white gold

Guarantee
5 years

Patent
Amadéo® convertible case

Price
CHF. 76’000.-

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter One Limited Edition, Sapphire “Writing Slope” Case, Flying Tourbillon, Three-Dimensional Moon Phase, Big Date, 10 Days’ Power Reserve, Red Quartz Dial

BOVET 1822 commemorates the three international distinctions awarded in a few months to the tourbillon Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One, by manufacturing an exclusive edition of only 10 timepieces, characterized by a sumptuous hemispherical dial sculpted from a block of red quartz.

This exceptional timepiece presents a host of innovations and gives a glimpse of the scope of the unprecedented possibilities for interpreting timekeeping offered by the “writing slope” case.

This timepiece features a sapphire case. While sapphire cases have been in use for almost forty years, their designs have, up to present, remained relatively simple, due to the machining and polishing constraints posed by this extremely hard material.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter One Limited Edition, Sapphire "Writing Slope" Case, Flying Tourbillon, Three-Dimensional Moon Phase, Big Date, 10 Days' Power Reserve, Red Quartz Dial

The asymmetric profile of the middle, bezel, and glass of the “writing slope” case confronted engineers and technicians with hitherto unresolved difficulties.

The middle and glass ultimately form a single element that conscientiously respects the original design of the collection’s inclined cases. The back consists of a bezel and four horns that have been machine-cut from grade 5 titanium. It goes without saying that this bezel features a sapphire glass that opens generously onto the back of a movement and reveals a wealth of secrets.

In order to optimize transparency and ergonomics, BOVET 1822’s watchmakers decided to fasten the movement in the back rather than inside the middle as is usually the case. They had already successfully experimented with this choice in the construction of the Tourbillon Ottantasei in 2016.

BOVET 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter One Limited Edition, Sapphire "Writing Slope" Case, Flying Tourbillon, Three-Dimensional Moon Phase, Big Date, 10 Days' Power Reserve, Red Quartz Dial

The movement chosen to occupy this three-dimensional panoramic showcase is regulated by the patented double face flying tourbillon, which appeared in BOVET’s 2015 collections.

Four years later, the movement has evolved and today features a variable inertia balance for even greater chronometry through the use of a traditional hairspring. Mastery of hairspring production sets BOVET apart, a rarified science mastered by very few watchmakers. This new caliber draws its energy from a single barrel that guarantees 10 days’ power reserve despite numerous animated complications.

BOVET 1822 watchmakers’ long-standing expertise in long power reserves — for which they hold the absolute record, with a pocket watch manufactured in 1900 that offers 370 days’ power reserve — is explained by their constant concern to minimize friction at the heart of the movement. The use of artisanal methods and the care taken with each detail represent the main reasons for this energy control.

They summarize the philosophy that drives the Manufacture’s technical office, based on the idea of saving energy rather than adding it, so as to increase the power reserve. The solution to the problem caused by the winding time is provided by the doubly patented spherical differential winding system that halves the number of turns of the crown required to wind the timepiece completely.

On the strength of this exemplary chronometric performance, Brainstorm® displays the hours and minutes offset at 12 o’clock. As it is the highest section under the case’s pronounced dome, the watchmakers have manufactured a special high hand-fitting. An index screwed onto the carriage wheel along with two of the carriage bridge’s arms follow one another 120° apart, crossing the graduated seconds sector in a main dial milling. The gilded titanium carriage bridge alone requires two days’ work by a single artisan solely for its decoration.

To accentuate the transparency of the case, the power reserve is displayed via a printed cam that shows the energy available through a “crescent-shaped” indicator placed at 4 o’clock. Positioned symmetrically at 8 o’clock, a big date almost mysteriously appears in a circular aperture. The entire mechanism is revealed to the collector’s eye, who will be able to appreciate its finest details through the use of the sapphire units disk that provides the necessary transparency.

At 12 o’clock, nestled in the volume of the hours and minutes dial, arises a three-dimensional moon phase, whose dome’s camber masterfully counters the curves of the dial. For heightened realism, the lunar dome’s surface is engraved, and the lower sections filled with Superluminova®. The sky is represented here in its finest expression. BOVET 1822’s dial-makers have achieved an impressive feat by setting two circular aventurine glass plates in the pronounced curve of the hemispherical moon phase indicator. The moon phases are thus read with a striking realism through the two circular apertures that overlook the dome.

The dial of this new timepiece is a pronounced red quartz dome whose transparency allows the collector’s eye to roam unencumbered over the movement’s different layers. Although the complications and their unprecedented configuration are particularly dazzling and fully justify the use of sapphire for this case, the latter must be pivoted to observe the movement from the side and appreciate its greatest secret.

The movement, entirely developed and manufactured in BOVET 1822’s offices and workshops, reveals a stepped architecture whose succession of inclined planes carries all the movement’s mobiles and components. This exclusive choice offers a host of advantages from many angles.

First of all, it makes it possible to optimally fill the volume of the middle’s V-shaped profile for enhanced ergonomics and an aesthetic worthy of the most demanding criteria in fine watchmaking craftsmanship. Each indication hinges on an axis perpendicular to the bezel’s inclined plane, offering the best legibility from the most natural angle and positioning on the wrist.

The Tourbillon Brainstorm Chapter One is limited to sixty movements. But only ten exclusive timepieces adorned with a red quartz dial will be manufactured.

Technical details

Model: Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter One
Reference Number R260011, convex red quartz dial
Limited edition to 60 movements including 10 with red quartz dial

Case
Type: Dimier « writing desk » case
Diameter: 48 mm
Thickness: 15.50 mm
Material: Sapphire with titanium lugs and case-back
Water resistance 30m

Movement
Caliber 17DM04-SMP
Type: Hand wound movement
Diameter: 38.50 mm (17 1/3’’’)
Frequency: 18,000V/h
Power reserve: 10 days

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds on tourbillon, big date, power reserve indicator, hemispherical moon phase indicator

Dial
Convex red or green or blue quartz or propeller shape dial

Bracelet
Full skin alligator
Buckle: 18K white gold ardillon

Guarantee
5 years

Patents
Spherical winding system
Tridimensional toothing with multiple gearing
Double face flying tourbillon

Price
CHF 325’000

BOVET 1822 Récital 29 (DIMIER Collection)

BOVET 1822’s trendsetting “writing slope” watch case has been awarded many distinctions for its unprecedented and innovative design, such as GPHG’s Aiguille d’Or attributed to the Grand Récital tourbillon. Sought after by collectors the world over, it has since been produced in interpretations each more captivating than the last. Its revolutionary architecture offers new expressions of timekeeping that are overturning the rules of fine watchmaking.

The Récital 29 is the first timepiece featuring a steel “writing slope” case. Its inclination reveals a new fine watchmaking caliber entirely manufactured in the House’s workshops. Its reverse construction makes it possible to admire the swinging of the balance-hairspring on the front face of the timepiece, whereas this element is usually only visible through the back of the case. In this instance, BOVET 1822 watchmakers’ time-honored energy control guarantees five days’ power reserve with the use of a single barrel. This feat is achieved through each component’s uncompromising craftsmanship finishes, whose precision of execution limits the friction of the components in movement. This increases the power reserve by saving energy rather than increasing it.

BOVET 1822 Récital 29 (DIMIER Collection)

BOVET 1822 is one of the very few players in the watchmaking world to simultaneously master the science of both balances and traditional hairsprings. This technological independence makes it possible to obtain exemplary chronometry throughout the movement’s five-day power reserve.

This new caliber displays the hours and minutes on a dial offset at 12 o’clock, along with the moon phase placed at 6 o’clock.

The dial-makers have expressed a new facet of their virtuosity in this area. While they have already astounded collectors with hand-painted hemispherical dials crafted in quartz or aventurine glass, the dome that displays the hours and minutes on this Récital 29 is the first dial with this profile to feature a guilloché design.

A second dome displays the moon phase at 6 o’clock and fills the volume of the “writing slope” case, offering intuitive reading. The engraving on the dome’s surface is covered with a luminescent material applied by hand that illustrates the lunar surface with a striking realism. The double aperture overlooking the dome indicates the age of the moon, whether you are in the earth’s northern or southern hemisphere. There is no need for a corrective tool to adjust the moon phase. The collector simply presses the sapphire decorating the crown to operate this function with equal ease and safety.

The 42 mm-diameter steel “writing slope” case, its ergonomics and the functions included make this Récital 29 the perfect timepiece for everyday use.

Technical details

Model: Récital 29
Reference R290001

Case
Type: Dimier
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness at 6H: 7.80 mm
Thickness at 12H: 11.60 mm
Material: Stainless steel
Case back: Sapphire
Crown set with sapphire cabochon
Water resistance: 30 m

Movement
Type: Hand-wound movement
Diameter: 13 ¾ ’’’
Frequency: 21’600 v/h
Power reserve: 5 days

Functions
Hours, minutes, power reserve indicator, Precision moon phase

Dial
Dome, black or blue, guilloché with Arabic numerals, hemispherical moon phase globe with Superluminova

Strap
Full-skin alligator
Buckle: Stainless steel ardillon

Price
CHF. 24’500.-

BOVET 1822 VIRTUOSO X

Swiss luxury watch brand BOVET 1822 presents the Ateliers BOVET concept dedicated to the watchmaking arts and the technical excellence that has characterized the House of Bovet for nearly two centuries. It concentrates on the quintessence of decorative arts such as engraving, miniature painting, and watchmaking technology.

The craftsmen of the Ateliers BOVET demonstrate their propensity to innovate with the greatest respect for watchmaking traditions. While nearly 30% of the timepieces handcrafted today by Maison BOVET 1822 are unique pieces, the ones from the Ateliers BOVET allow collectors to bespoke their acquisition to a level of precision. The collector has the opportunity to join a team of specialists to define the specific technical and artistic detail of customization.

The first chapter of the Ateliers BOVET is the Virtuoso X Tourbillon timepiece which is limited to 10 pieces. Bovet’s Engineering Brilliance is presented in the decorative arts and the watchmaking techniques featured in this precious timepiece.

The Virtuoso X timepiece features the patented flying-tourbillon, it has ten days power reserve using only a single barrel, while presenting three distinct time zones.

The local time is indicated in the centre of the dial, as well as on an eccentric dial on its reverse side. The two secondary time zones are harmoniously displayed on a horizontal axis on the front side of the timepiece. They indicate the time of the cities chosen by the collector. It features a curved hour hand displaying the time on a 24-hour scale.

In the centre of each secondary dual time is a hand-painted hemispherical globe of the Earth. On the upper part of the two time zones is displayed the name of the city corresponding to the time zone. A clever combination of correctors allows summer and winter time to be taken into account for each of the 24 time zones.

The Virtuoso X Tourbillon features unrivalled levels of personalisation and finishes. The collector will have the opportunity to bespoke the names of the cities for each of the 24 timezones.

The back side face of the Virtuoso X Tourbillon timepiece combines the talent of the artisans with the virtuosity of the engravers. The first master artisans manufactured a flinqué dial in the purest tradition of the cabin makers of the 18th and 19th centuries.

The second artisans fully engraved the movement with the « Fleurisanne » motif, already known at the dawn of the 19th century by the BOVET brothers. The depth of the engraving is remarkable and the motif goes through the bridges of the movement without any interruption, it offers a dazzling contrast to the dial for incredible readability.

Also, the “guilloché laqué” on the front side of the dial features a half-moon shape. The two globes of the second and third time zones are hand-painted highlighting the mastery of the miniature painters who work in three dimensions. In the Ateliers BOVET, innovation is part of the tradition. The hand-painted globes are illuminated in the dark by an exclusive process.

The Virtuoso X Tourbillon timepiece features many facets never seen in the world of fine watchmaking. The patented Amadeo® convertible case system, which required seven years of study and development, houses this watchmaking jewel. It allows the collector to wear his wristwatch on two sides, face or reverse side, as a pocket watch or a table clock in a few simple steps without any tools. The reliability of this complication is certified by an independent laboratory for 30,000 conversion cycles without any alteration featuring both the elegance and functionality of the case.

The Virtuoso X Tourbillon is available in 18K red gold, 18K white gold or in Platinum. As other Bovet timepiece, it presents the criteria of excellence and innovation of fine watchmaking. Technicality, chronometry, and decorative arts are sublimated for the noblest expression of time. This concept offers to the collector the opportunity to be at the heart of the process from the creation. Each request is studied by BOVET’s team of specialists to meet the expectations of the collectors while respecting the watchmaking traditions.

Technical details

Model: VIRTUOSO X
Reference Number AIVIX001

Case
Type: Amadéo® convertible system
Diameter: 46 mm
Thickness: 17.20 mm
Material: 18K red gold, 18K white gold or Platinum
Water resistance: 30m

Movement
Type: Hand wound movement
Diameter: 16 ½ ’’’
Frequency: 18,000V/h
Power reserve: 10 days
Tourbillon: 1-minute flying tourbillon

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds on tourbillon, 2nd and 3rd Timezone with hemispherical earth map, 24h hand and 24 city disc. Reversed hand-fitting (hour and minutes), power reserve indicator

Dials
Blue flinqué dials and hand engraved with fleurisanne motif on the back side. The Earth globes are painted by hand with luminescent material

Bracelet
Full skin alligator
Buckle: 18K red gold or white gold ardillon

Chain
18K red or white gold

Guarantee
5 years

Patents
Amadeo® convertible case
Double face tourbillon

Limited edition
10 movements

Price
CHF 325‘000.-

Bovet 1822 Amadeo® Fleurier 39 “Poppies” Grand Feu Enamel

Celebrating two centuries of decorative arts and excellence, the House of BOVET has partnered with Mr. Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, an artistic expert in Grand Feu enamel and one of the most prominent jewelry designers of his generation, to present an exclusive collection of timepieces.

The poppies in this unique composition form a bouquet illuminated by no fewer than 138 diamonds that offer them enchanting reflections and contrasts. This exceptional work is housed in the 39-mm-diameter Fleurier Amadeo case. It took the Maison BOVET seven years to develop this ingenious patented system that allows anyone — in simple steps, without any tools — to convert their timepiece into a table clock or, respectively, a pocket watch for the gentlemen’s designs and a pendant for the women’s models.

At the dawn of the 19th century, Edouard Bovet raised the prestige of Swiss watchmaking, taking the decorative arts — particularly miniature enamels — to the pinnacle of expertise. In line with the rules and traditions of the time, he employed the best watchmakers in Val-deTravers and entrusted the decoration of the case to enamelers established along Geneva’s Bâtiment des Forces Motrices plant. Even to this day, the greatest artists of this golden age contribute the renown of BOVET 1822’s timepieces.

The exclusive collection of unique pieces offered by BOVET 1822 and Ilgiz F. will therefore come as no surprise to 19th-century watchmaking specialists and collectors as it is a direct descendant of the historic pocket watches manufactured by the BOVET brothers. With this additional difficulty: the diameters of today’s timepieces are smaller than the pocket watches of the 19th century.