It was in 2007 that the partnership between BOVET 1822 and Pininfarina was formed. The meeting of Pascal Raffy and Paolo Pininfarina, and the human values they share, gave rise to the now legendary BOVET by Pininfarina watches collection. With the complementarity of two family Houses, each respected for its unique talent, came a shared and heartfelt desire to redefine genuine luxury: a level of excellence synonymous with good taste, attained by constant and meticulous attention to detail.
Nothing could more worthily symbolise such a prestigious jubilee than a prestigious watch. Based on this conviction, and after compiling a comprehensive and demanding set of technical specifications, Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman and CEO of Pininfarina Extra, set out in search of the ideal partner. This challenge was as daunting as the ambitious project itself, since it meant pinpointing within the small world of high-end manufacturers exactly the right partner with a history and an identity on a par with the prestige of Pininfarina, and which would be able to handle such a complex mission in record time.
After carefully prospecting the field and after a first encounter with Pascal Raffy, owner of BOVET 1822 and DIMIER 1738 Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Artisanale, Paolo Pininfarina was convinced he had found in BOVET the House with which he would co-write a new page of history that would magnify their respective legendary pasts while sharing a common vision of the future.