Best Independent Watch Brand of the Year 2016

BOVET 1822 is awarded "Best Independent Watch Brand of the Year 2016" at the Middle East Watch of the Year in Dubai

This November 10th in Dubai the jury of the thirteenth edition of the Middle East Watch of the Year Awards held its award ceremony for its twelve prize categories. A jury of remarkable credibility as high-watchmaking specialists was represented by some of the greatest collectors, independent journalists and a representative of a prestigious auction house.

Nominated in six out of twelve categories, the House of BOVET 1822 was awarded the most honorable distinction by receiving the prize for Best Independent Watch Brand of the Year 2016. A prize even more rewarding than the six shortlisted timepieces. It is indeed the fruit of fifteen years of passion and efforts made by owner Pascal Raffy and all the artisans of the House to build this independence, which was greeted by the decision of the jury. Independence has been essential to guaranteeing the excellence that has defined BOVET timepieces since 1822. By integrating the manufacturing of cases, dials and all the movement components including balance-springs, the House succeeded in defining new references in terms of innovation, chronometry and decorative arts all while perpetuating the incomparable heritage of its know-how in the purest respect to artisanal high-watchmaking traditions.

Regardless of the timepiece’s complexity, the level of finishing and the attention to even the slightest detail are always strictly the same. Every timepiece that leaves the workshops of the House carries all the values which constitute the soul of BOVET 1822.

The implosion of standardization linked to globalization demonstrates how much independence is fundamental for an irreproachable quality and identity of a House worthy of real luxury watchmaking.

Thus, it is with tremendous pride that Pascal Raffy, owner of BOVET 1822 and DIMIER 1738, dedicates this distinction to the passion and talent of all the artisans of the House.