Bovet presented its 2019 novelties at SIHH in January. But with the show moving to the end of April, the 198-year-old watchmaker has shared its 2020 news by e-mail; a sign of the times, it seems.
First out of the blocks is a 10-piece limited edition of the tourbillon Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One (pictured above) with a red quartz domed face housed in Bovet’s wedge-shaped writing slope case that was first introduced in 2017.
Retailing at CHF 325,000, the 48mm white gold watch displays hours, minutes, seconds on tourbillon, big date, power reserve indicator and a hemispherical moon phase indicator.
Amadéo Fleurier Complications – Virtuoso V
The Virtuoso V presents jumping hours and retrograde minutes in patented Amadeo convertible case that can be a reversible wristwatch, a table clock, or a pocket watch.
To achieve this, the timepiece has to show hours and minutes on both sides of the movement.
For 2020, it has a blue lacquered guilloché dial in a 43.5mm white gold case housing a hand wound 13BM11AIHSMR movement.
Costing CHF 76,000, the watch can be worn on an alligator skin strap or a white gold chain.
The 19Thirty collection was inspired by the last pocket watches crafted by the Maison BOVET, before the advent of the wristwatch era.
This year, the collection features the Maison’s dedication to the decorative arts by offering a “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. For an added elegance, the engraving is lacquered according to the color of the dial chosen by the collector.
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. 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.
DIMIER Collection – Récital 29
A second piece in the Bovet writing slope wedged case for 2020 is the Dimier Collection Récital 29, the first time steel has been used to make the watch, which brings the price down to an almost comfortable CHF 24,500.
Some of the complications have been sacrificed for the timepiece, which offers hours, minutes, power reserve indicator and moonphase on its domed black or blue guilloché dial.
The watch is so wearable, Bovet has the confidence to call it the “perfect timepiece for everyday use whatever the situation”.