BOVET for Only Watch BOVET “Amadeo® Convertible 7-Day Tourbillon Dragon & Phoenix”. Extremely fine, unique, artisan engraved 18K red gold, double-dialed, convertible into a wristwatch, a table clock, a reversible timepiece and a pocket watch. Visible one-minute tourbillon, power reserve indication, 18K red gold chain and a 18K red gold Bovet ardillon buckle. Accompanied by a BOVET fitted box and certificate.
Case: 18K red gold Amadeo® convertible system (wristwatch, table clock, reverse timepiece with hand-fitting and a pocket watch). Vendome-type lugs set with cabochons, large hinged bow at 12 o’clock, winding crown set with a cabochon blue sapphire. Dial:
Front dial: 18K red gold polished dial with Chinese dragon engraved on the dial, bezel and case-side. Aperture for the power-reserve disc at 9 o’clock and for the tourbillon at 3 o’clock with two-arm bridge, red gold flaming pearl mounted on the carriage. Reverse dial: half-plate, polished 18K red gold dial engraved with a phoenix on the lower half, the upper half displaying the underside of the tourbillon carriage beneath a bridge.
Movement: Cal. 13BM07AI, Swiss ancer escapement, BeCu balance, flat balance spring, one-minute tourbillon regulator. Dimension: Diam. 44 mm.
Estimated Price: €180,000 – 220,000
Realised Price: €70,000
Bovet Fleurier SA is a Swiss brand of luxury watchmakers chartered May 1, 1822 in London, U.K. by Edouard Bovet. It is most famous for its pocket watches manufactured for the Chinese market in the 19th century. Today it produces high-end artistic watches (priced between US$18,000 and $2.5 million) with a style that references its history, and is known for its high-quality dials (such as the Fleurier Miniature Painting models), engraving, and its seven-day tourbillon. The original Bovet watches are also famous for being among the first to emphasize the beauty of the movements with their skeletonized views and highly decorative movements. They were also among the first to include a second hand. Bovet has a tradition of employing women artisans, which is rare for traditional watch making companies in Europe. Pascal Raffy is the current owner.