BOVET 1822 is a Swiss manufacturer of luxury timepieces that was founded in 1822
Founded in 1822, by Edouard Bovet and his brothers, to produce high-quality, exquisitely miniature-painted and gem-set pieces to high-end clients all over the world
Collectors include Kings, Emperors, Sheiks, Diplomats, and lovers of fine timepieces everywhere. BOVET is one of the few true manufactures in high watchmaking, making nearly everything in-house, including the beating heart of the timepiece – the hairspring and regulating organ. Celebrating 200 years this year, BOVET 1822 continues to create timepieces that employ artisanal techniques such as hand-finishing, hand-engraving, and miniature painting, as well as iconic designs like the crown at 12 o’clock, beautifully engraved movements, and innovations such as the Braveheart Tourbillon presented in 2015, protected by six patents. BOVET’s developments are always aimed at improving precision and reliability while creating timepieces that link watchmaking’s past and future.
Award Winning Brand
The House has also received more than 40 awards and distinctions over the last 15 years for its contributions to horology, including watchmaking’s highest award, the Aguille d’Or, for the Récital 22 Grand Récital in 2018, as well as the Mechanical Exception Award for the Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two. One of the House’s most iconic collections is the Fleurier, which consists of 11 styles and is characterised by round cases with the crown at 12 o’clock, referencing BOVET’s pocket watch heritage. Within the Fleurier collection, many timepieces feature the patented Amadeo convertible system that allows the watch to be reversed on the wrist, used as a desk clock or on a chain as a pocket watch, all without any tools. The main characteristics of BOVET 1822 timepieces are the exquisite finishing, whether its angling, bevelling, enamelling, guilloche work, or engraving, alongside the technical expertise in producing tourbillons, long power reserves (minimum of 5 days, up to 22 days), perpetual calendars, jumping hours, retrogrades, and multiple time zone movements. Some of its most highly sought-after collections and pieces can be found in our Watches of Switzerland Knightsbridge showroom in the UK and our Watches of Switzerland, Las Vegas showroom in the US. You can also browse the brand on our Watches of Switzerland websites. Our teams have been highly trained to communicate the fantastic history of this brand, and we are proud to be able to tell its story to our clients.