After celebrating its bicentenary, the House of BOVET sets its sights on a distant future, building a tomorrow suffused with innovations and technologies while sustaining the values and expertise for which it has been renowned since 1822.
From Edouard Bovet to Pascal Raffy, the success encountered by BOVET among collectors and enthusiasts of fine watchmaking can be explained by the carefully measured chemistry between vision and tradition. While the former’s conquest of China made him one of the pioneers of international commerce, the latter was able to anticipate the development of the watch industry, timing the firm’s vertical integration perfectly to coincide with an acclaimed return to the House’s historic market.
Separated by 191 years, the two men shared the same passion for mechanical excellence embellished by refined decorations. After his arrival in Guanghzou (Canton) at the dawn of the 19th century, Edouard Bovet won the approval of the Emperor and indeed most Chinese, to the extent that in China the name BOVET became synonymous with watch. The House of BOVET is therefore particularly proud to present collections inspired by timepieces from that era, whose techniques are perpetuated by the art of ancestral watchmaking. The contemporary collection is characterised by the hand-painted decorations of its dials, engravings executed by hand, and the Amadeo® concept, which allows users to convert their timepiece into a wristwatch, a pocket watch, a miniature table clock or to a necklace for the ladies.