Today marks the bicentenary of Edouard Bovet’s first arrival in China, on August 16, 1818, an auspicious day that forever linked the Swiss watchmaking Maison with the nation of China. To commemorate this important milestone, Bovet has just released the double face Edouard Bovet Tourbillon in a limited edition of 60 pieces in three different precious metals. Dedicated to world travel, this new watch presents a triple time zone with hemispherical maps of the Earth, reverse-fitted hands to display the time on both sides of the movement, a power reserve of ten days and all exquisitely executed with hand engraving and blue enamel guilloché.
Insider: Bovet 1822 Récital 18 The Shooting Star. Hands-on with a Truly Impressive Timepiece Like No Other.
Bovet is a brand that we haven't feature enough at WCL but the Bovet Récital 18 The Shooting Star is one of those mystical watches that can't go unattended. A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of being around this fascinating timepiece and we couldn't miss the opportunity to work on a hands-on review of our favorite watch from this manufacture.
A few weeks ago we met with our friends from Bovet to review some of their timepieces. Bovet was formally established in Fleurier in the canton of Neuchâtel in 1822 by Edouard Bovet and his three brothers Alphonse, Frédéric and Gustave. Rapidly, Bovet became one of the most prominent watch companies supplying the Chinese Empire with refined and sophisticated timepieces in the nineteenth century. In 2001, 179 years after being found, Mr. Pascal Raffy became the sole proprietor at Bovet Fleurier SA and took the brand to the next level.
The Bovet Amadeo Fleurier Orbis Mundi Moonphase is by far one of our favorite timepieces from this brand. Fitted with an 18K red gold case measuring 46 mm in diameter, this timepiece is what we like to refer to as a three in one worldtimer with moon phase.