To know Pascal Raffy is to know what it means to have passion so great that it is contagious. The owner and founder of Bovet Fleurier, originally founded in 1822 and then reinvented in 2001 has the demeanor of the Swiss and a heart for horological brilliance. Making his fortune in pharmaceuticals, Raffy turned his priorities to family and his passion for watches. He made the decision to breathe new life into the brand that needed not only money to survive, but also direction.
The Bovet Virtuoso VIII 10-Day Flying Tourbillon Big Date Watch celebrates the 195th anniversary of the company. While the company holds to traditional values, they also work to make strides in watchmaking, keeping the artisanal craft growing. This timepiece is part of the Fleurier Grandes Complications Collection which is dedicated to that growth and innovation that keeps the brand in the forefront of watchmaking.
Bovet Manufactory has presented visually impressive timepiece Bovet Récital 18 Shooting Star. This magnificent piece of watchmaking art released in a limited edition of 50 pieces. Bovet annually produces several models of high-tech watches, and Shooting Star is at the forefront of the expected novelties.
World time display at Bovet Récital 18 Shooting Star is represented by means of a hemisphere. This approach allows us to determine the time for all time zones, and it can be done simultaneously. To set the world time using the crown. When it is released on a special index of the cities Roller is driven by displaying the selected city. At the same time, the arrow moves to the hemisphere, making it possible to know the time in the desired region. This complication is controlled by a column wheel, making it possible to effectively use the space of the dial.
Engineers and watchmakers from Dimier 1738 manufacture with Pininfarina designers have combined their expertise and created unprecedented in terms of originality and fascination of the technology, a mechanism that has been completely designed and manufactured by Bovet. Four large sapphire glass are mainly engaged in the surface, while the contrasting elements of titanium and gold constitute the basic contours of the structure.
Recently Bovet confidently decided to conceive a new stage in the field of high complexity; by creating watches, in truth, it is not a new model, taking into account the work of the manufacturer of luxury watches in the past few years. Code Bovet creating their favorite concept, the result is a model of an order of magnitude higher artistic and technical plan of the previous one. By comparing the new watch Bovet Amadeo Fleurier Virtuoso IV with other models collection Virtuoso, you will not find the difference immediately. The best way to identify Bovet Amadeo Fleurier Virtuoso IV among other models – is to look at the elephants. Or doves, angels and horses.
Oddly enough, but the history of the original Bovet Swiss watches had begun in China. In the 19th century a young businessman Edward Beauvais in Guangzhou founded a company to produce watches. Edward himself a native of Switzerland, and that's where exactly he returned a few years later. Watches Bovet still considered an integral part of Chinese history, for a long time the master of this collection was kept in the imperial family of China. Of course, in the early 20th century imperial palaces were looted and there are still remnants of the collection from different owners. Let’s look a little closer to Bovet’s history.
The history of Bovet is very unusual, since there are two dates of foundation. First time the company was opened in 1920, by brothers in the town of Beauvais Canton. Edward Bove returned to his homeland in 1940, and this year is the year of the official foundation of Bovet timepieces, and he moved all the production to Fleurier in Switzerland.
Classic and traditional, the Bovet Recital collection is amazing, and this latest 16 Triple Time Zone Tourbillon Watch is exceptional. The collection is part of the Dimier collection, and is recognizable by the lack of a “ribbon” crown protector at 12 o’clock. So while the pieces are complex in design, they have a very traditional crown at 3 o’clock.
The timepiece is crafted with a mechanical movement named the “Calibre Rising Star II” which features the main city time and two other cities. The refreshing aspect of this piece is that it isn’t just another elegant timepiece, it is a technical masterpiece, and a brilliant design. The brand is similar to the collection in that they are unique themselves, producing their own movements, and many of the other parts, like cases, dials and because they do it so well, other brands ask for their assistance as well.