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.
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. 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 Recital 22 Grand Recital in 2018, as well as the Mechanical Exception Award for the Recital 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 five days, up to 22 days), perpetual calendars, jumping hours, retrogrades, and multiple time zone movements.
Marking a historical milestone as they celebrated their 200 year anniversary, multiple story-telling opportunities played out across our social media, email and Calibre channels.
In 2022, the brand expanded its footprint in the US with a dedicated showcase at Mayors Merrick Park in Coral Gables, Florida and dedicated space in our Betteridge showroom in Vail, Colorado. Furthermore, we invited the brand and Vice President Bovet 1822 North America, Heather Lynn, to feature one-of-a-kind pieces for the GPHG exhibition in New York City and meet with clients in one-to-one appointments.