Engraving is an integral part of Bovet's watchmaking. It is a historical, technical and aesthetic frame of mind.
Early in its history, Bovet has engraved its pocket watches. Back in the 1860's, it was customary to adorn cases and movement parts with rich, hand-made patterns. In Bovet's hometown of Fleurier, the typical motif is called Fleurisanne. It lives on, along with several other patterns, laid on exquisite timepieces with the highest level of care.
Removing chips of metal with a chisel requires a steady hand, because every move, every gesture is definite. It cannot be reversed. On a small movement component, on a 45-mm solid gold case, consequences are dire. Hand-engraving leaves no room for error and the accrued experience of Bovet’s craftspeople is put to good use.
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