Rare Timepieces With Charming Design

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Pascal Raffy, the owner of BOVET 1822 and the Dimier 1738 Manufacture, safeguards and perpetuates the traditional decorative arts of watchmaking using only time-honored techniques in this collection.
Rare Timepieces With Charming Design

To commemorate the genesis of BOVET 1822, the same miniature enamel painting techniques will be applied as Edouard Bovet used on the four pocket watches he sold to the Emperor of China in 1818.

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Rare Timepieces With Charming Design

The dial is fired enamel miniature painting of “Poppies” on an 18K gold base plate, the strap is alligator, the buckle 18K white gold ardillon, and the chain is rhodium-plated silver. Water resistant to 30m, with a 72 hour reserve.

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Rare Timepieces With Charming Design

The dial is fired enamel miniature painting of “Poppies” on an 18K gold base plate, the strap is alligator, the buckle 18K white gold ardillon, and the chain is rhodium-plated silver. Water resistant to 30m, with a 72 hour reserve.

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Rare Timepieces With Charming Design

Pascal Raffy, the owner of BOVET 1822 and the Dimier 1738 Manufacture, safeguards and perpetuates the traditional decorative arts of watchmaking using only time-honored techniques in this collection.

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Rare Timepieces With Charming Design

The dial is fired enamel miniature painting of a ”Rider of the Apocalypse” on 18k gold base plate, the case material is 18K red gold, the strap is alligator, the buckle is 18K red gold ardillon, and the buckle is gold-plated silver. Water resistant to 30m, with a 72-hour battery reserve.

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Rare Timepieces With Charming Design

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History merges this spring with the unveiling of a rare collection of timepieces only available at the Kremlin Museum. Master Grand Feu enamel painter and jewelry designer Ilgiz Fazulzyanov partnered with BOVET 1822 to craft memorable wristwatches born of the same essence as BOVET’s pocket watches sold to the Emperor of China almost two centuries ago. Crafted with the same traditional miniature enameling techniques used to create BOVET’s famous predecessors, these two wristwatches are even more charming given their smaller size.

The Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride across the men’s pieces, while soft, inviting flowers adorn the faces of the ladies’. Experience these timeless treasures at the Kremlin Museum March 31 through July 31. bovet.com

 

Text by J.H. White