The history of Maison Bovet began in China in 1818, where the Bovet brothers’ excellence in the decorative arts and technical ingenuity captivated Emperor Jiaqing, his successor Emperor Daoguang and their dignitaries Two centuries later, the special bonds between Bovet 1822 and Chinese history remain intact, an inspiration for Pascal Raffy, owner of Bovet 1822, and his artisans to honor the wishes of collectors by offering them unique timepieces whose decorative arts reflect their passion for ancient history and art.
Bovet 1822 presents a collection of unique timepieces that highlights the history of Chinese dragons, a composition of creatures with features nine animals that symbolizes the power or the emperor, while embodying the forces of nature. Approximately one hundred hours are required to produce each dial, with details so fine that the work demands the use of a binocular microscope and a brush that consists of a single marten hair. This is a major challenge for the artist who paints each of them by hand on the small surface of the mother-of-pearl dial. Presented on the Amadeo Fleurier 43mm timepiece, these dials are highlighted by the iconic convertible case, which enables collectors to admire their work of art as a wristwatch or pocket watch or to display it as a table clock.