I am presenting two unique pieces in this short blogpost from the maison of Bovet.
The piece above is called “Blue burdocks”. The dial is made of grand feu enamel. It is a century old technique where the dial is basically baked in an oven at over 800 degrees Celsius of certain periods until the whole piece of art which you can see if done. It is a painstaking work, and not always is the artist able to create the dial at first try. Sometimes it takes several tries until the artist gets it right.
The other piece is called the Amadeo® Fleurier “Blue Peacock” Grand Feu Enamel. Made with the same techniques. The Amadeo system is a convertible system where the wristwatch can be easily turned into a pocketwatch with very simple clicks.
The two watches are housed in 39mm rosegold cases with automatic winding inhouse movements. The dials are inspired by nature and mythology.
Both watches are made for a discerning lady and are unique. The likelyhood of seeing them in the wild is basically equal to zero, and I assume that both pieces may already be sold?
This is just a way for Bovet to show its artistic abilities. Lovely timepieces.
About Bovet & Ilgiz F
At the dawn of the 19th century, Edouard Bovet took the decorative arts – and miniature enameling in particular – to new heights, establishing the standards of Swiss watchmaking in the process. In accordance with the conventions of the time, he employed the best watchmakers in the Val-de-Travers and entrusted the case decoration to the enamelers whose workshops were located in Geneva. The greatest artists of this golden age continue to contribute today to the reputation of BOVET 1822 timepieces. Today, Pascal Raffy, the owner of BOVET 1822 and the DIMIER 1738 Manufacture, is asserting his desire to safeguard and perpetuate the traditional decorative arts of watchmaking consistent with the noblest expression of time.
He has naturally insisted on employing the same working methods, the same techniques and the same rigor as his illustrious predecessors in this unique collection, which has undeniably redefined the very concept of excellence. It is thus the shared values for uniqueness and passion for fine art that has brought together Pascal Raffy and Ilgiz Fazulzyanov.
The specialists designate him as the heir of the most illustrious enameler of history as Lissignol, Richter, Liotard or even Huaut. Many on this list of non-exhaustive artists that made the reputation of the enamels from Geneva have moreover collaborated with the House of BOVET in the 19th century. But on top of a mind-blowing technical and artistic know-how of miniature painting in “grand feu” enamel, Ilgiz Fazulzyanovis one of the most well-known creative jewellers of his generation.
Ilgiz F.‘s exceptional talent in all disciplines and techniques of jewellery combined with the excellency that characterises BOVET timepieces reaches such heights that the Moscow Kremlin Museums opened its doors for a unique exhibit.
It was the first solo exhibition of contemporary Russian jeweller in Moscow Kremlin Museums and some of the BOVET timepieces arising from this partnership have been exhibited.
The watches shown here are just two of a while series. For more information, please contact Bovet.