Haute Time: The Rich History Of Engraving In BOVET Timepieces

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Edouard Bovet began manufacturing  his first timepieces at the dawn if the 19th century, paying special attention to the decoration. His cases and movements were often adorned with gems, pearls, miniature paintings and engravings. The House of BOVET quickly became famous for its decorative arts, so famous in fact that the Emperor of China was one of the brand’s earliest collectors. Today BOVET timepieces remain part of the priceless heritage of the Forbidden City.

190 years later, BOVET remains a powerful institution is preserving the future of watchmaking’s decorative arts. This heritage and expertise spanning nearly two centuries is still seen in BOVET’s contemporary designs

Today, hand engravings are present on all movements in BOVET timepieces. Dials, flanges, case-bands, bezels and bows are also frequently decorated. BOVET gives every collector the chance to personalize their timepiece with a specific decoration. With engraving, the possibilities of individualizing a timepiece are virtually endless: simple text, decorative motifs or figurative engravings are just some of the choices available.


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