For Valentine’s Day 2017, the House of BOVET is presenting an exclusive “His & Her” Gift featuring two timepieces in stainless steel and blue dial.
According to legend, during his imprisonment, Saint Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius, just before his execution and wrote her a letter signed ”Your Valentine” as a farewell.
Dating back to the 14th century flourishing alongside the tradition of courtly love, Saint Valentine prevalence with romance bloomed in 18th and 19th century England becoming the expression of one’s sentiment via gifting a token of love.
During the same period Edouard Bovet, son of watchmaker, moved to London in 1814 to learn about Great Britain’s culture, trade & horology expertize. His 4 years in London were particularly constructive resulting in his journey to Canton – China, where the BOVET’s reputation and success were immediately achieved.
Valentine’s Days also share the values of respect, emotions, authenticity and timelessness that are the essence and philosophy of BOVET 1822.
For Ladies the Amadeo® Fleurier “Miss Audrey”
“Miss Audrey” is a gem of femininity, refinement and versatility. Housed in a 36mm diameter stainless steel case, it features the patented Amadeo® convertible system, enabling to adorn the wrist, worn as a pendant or even as a table clock – to be noted all without the use of any tools whatsoever. Despite its thinness, “Miss Audrey” is nevertheless powered by a self-winding mechanical movement insuring its beauty inside-out. Last but not least, it showcases a deep vibrant midnight blue dial that is masterfully guilloché. The artisans of BOVET 1822 Manufacture de Cadrans, the in-house Manufacture hand-crafting all dials, once again confirm the excellence of their talent and craftsmanship.
For Gentlemen the “19Thirty Fleurier”
19Thirty is a collection proposing – for the first time – a stainless steel case. The 19Thirty collection borrowed its aesthetic codes from a 1930s BOVET “easel” chronometer, one of the last pocket watches to be manufactured by BOVET before wristwatches became widespread. An instant success since its launch in September 2015, the 19Thirty is powered by an in-house caliber developed specifically for this collection. Respecting in all points the execution and finishes prevalent with grandes complications. The collector may choose between 3 dials – blue circular brushed, black circular brushed or ivory polished lacquered – and 3 types of numerals – Arabic, Chinese or Roman. The timepiece featured here for Valentine’s Day is housed in the signature Fleurier case with its distinctive crown and bow at 12 o’clock. Drawing its energy from a single barrel, this hand-wound mechanical movement insures a 7-day power reserve.
The matching deep blue and steel decors of the 2 timepieces for Valentine’s Day embody the perfect token of the genuine significance of this Celebration.