To celebrate its 200th anniversary this year, Bovet has unveiled countless new women's timepieces, all of which have one thing in common: They take female watch lovers with refreshing seriousness. Making timepieces for women is nothing new to Bovet. The company has a rich horological heritage featuring feminine scenes using Art Deco, gemstones and pearls. These selected timepieces are currently on display at the temporary museum at the Maison’s Château de Môtiers headquarters, demonstrating that the Maison’s values have not changed much in 200 years. The essence of these historic models lives on in today's timepieces, offering as much horological magic to the ladies as to the gentlemen. Let's take a look at three key female creations that prove it.
Chateau De Môtiers Butterfly past and present
Inspired by an 1830 women's pocket watch adorned with enamelled butterflies, this contemporary version features a stunning green butterfly with its wings fully exposed against a white mother-of-pearl dial. When the lights are out, this modern piece takes on a completely different look, as Bovet has perfected the painting with a new enamel paint containing luminescent particles, creating two different dials - one for daytime and one for night.
solo one While many watch brands are downplaying the mechanical aspects of women's watches, Bovet likes to up the ante, as seen in this skeletonized Récital One watch. Thanks to the construction of the movement, there is enough room for light to filter through, giving the impression that the tourbillon is almost floating on the dial. The movement is so finely polished and decorated that you can barely notice the baguette and brilliant-cut diamonds adorning the bezel, case and lugs, further enhancing the beauty of this mechanical timepiece.
Miss Audrey Sweet Art Miss Audrey Sweet Art presents a unique Art Nouveau process using colored sugar crystals on the dial. The patented process starts with sugar crystals, which are first prepared so that their structure is fixed. After this, artisans select the crystals individually by size and height before adding the final color, creating a paved surface that could almost be mistaken for gemstones. The timepiece is also equipped with Bovet's Amadeo system, allowing the owner to wear it on the wrist, around the neck, or on her desk.