The youngest family in the Bovet 1822 collections is expanding this year with a new model that instantly dazzles with its elegant contrasts and delicate finishes, even those too subtle to perceive. The 19Thirty collection 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.
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. For 2021, Mr. Pascal Raffy has created an enchanting, deep red dial decorated by artisanal dial-craftmen with the finest materials.
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.
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. 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. 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. This offering fully aligns with the history of Maison Bovet: the Bovet brothers were particularly well-known for inventing the transparent back at the dawn of the 19th century.
By manufacturing all this timepiece’s components (including the very sensitive tandem balance-spring), Bovet 1822 ensures the extraordinary, durable chronometry and reliability that form its reputation.