12+ Terrific Watches for Mother’s Day (slideshow)

 |  May 12th, 2017

Get off your duff and go get Mom something special for Mother’s Day. If she loves flowers, great get her an amazing bouquet, but because flowers will die — make sure they are accompanied by a great gift that says you care.  Give the gift of time. Here we take a look at 12 terrific watches for Mother’s Day gifts. According to the  National Retail Federation,  total spending for Mother’s Day this year should reach $23.6 billion. Approximately $21.4 billion of that is expected…

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In Boutiques Now: Bovet Flying Tourbillon Ottantasei Designed by Pininfarina

 |  December 23rd, 2016

Unveiled to the world earlier this year, the Bovet Flying Tourbillon Ottantasei 10-Day hand-wound watch marks a significant turning point in the development of the Bovet by Pininfarina collection.  The watch displays the Pininfarina distinctive design codes and also respects the influences set forth in the first Tourbillon Ottanta® in 2010.  The word “light”, with its dual connotations of luminosity and limited weight, was the watchword for every stage in the development of this intriguing  project. The technicians and watchmakers at the Manufacture DIMIER 1738 together…

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Three Top Timepieces from Bovet 1822 that will Steal Your Heart (including the Bovet Recital 18 Shooting Star)

 |  February 18th, 2016

This January, BOVET1822 once again wowed us with the brand’s technical and aesthetic prowess.  Three incredible new watches were unveiled to the world, and we are at a loss as to designate which is the most prized, as each is worthy of the collector’s full attention. The incredibly complicated Bovet Recital 18 Shooting Star Tourbillon GMT  portrays hemispheric universal time with a selectable time zone and an ultra-compact 24 cities indicator. A cartographer was specially commissioned to design this atypical 3D map…

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Will Your Watch Last 400 Years? Close-Up with the All-New Bovet 1822 Amadeo Virtuoso VII Retrograde Perpetual Calendar

 |  May 26th, 2015

Earlier this year, in January during the SIHH in Geneva, Bovet 1822 unveiled some pretty spectacular watches. It is difficult to say this but, that’s nothing new. This independently owned  brand is known for creating some of the most beautiful masterpieces in art and craftsmanship on today’s market. Even for a veteran watch journalist with 30 years of experience, this brand still humbles me. The pure depth and perspective that goes into the case, dial and three-dimensional presentation of time…

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About Face! Bovet Watches Presents its Reverse-Fitted Recital 12 Monsieur Dimier

 |  May 9th, 2014

True watch collectors know the house of Bovet 1822. Bovet watches are  steeped in tradition, driven by excellence in craftsmanship and a real passion for watchmaking on the part of the owner, Pascal Raffy. During the launch of the brand’s first USA boutique late last year in New York City, where artisans demonstrated miniature enamel paintings and the art of hand-engraving of the Fleurisanne motif, and again recently in Geneva, I had the good fortune of speaking with Raffy about…

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Bovet’s Pascal Raffy Cuts Ribbon at First USA Boutique in New York

 |  December 12th, 2013

Yesterday at Central Park South in New York City, Bovet 1822 officially opened its first USA boutique – with brand owner Pascal Raffy humbly acknowledging his family, family team and newest alliances for all their hard work in bringing a dream to fruition.  In fact, Raffy has owned the Bovet brand for just about 13 years now, and has built it into a brand renowned for its incredible craftsmanship and artistry. Focusing on traditional arts of watchmaking, gem setting and…

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