Accidents happen. Even to extraordinarily valuable timepieces. How are these catastrophes put back into working condition? What’s the time and the cost involved? Chris Malburg takes us into the emergency room of a world-class manufacturer to answer these questions and more.
The ambitious task of Qualité Fleurier, which was the first qualitative horological certification for finished watches, is to unite several tests within one single certification. Elizabeth Doerr explains how and why that’s done.
One of the best horological examples that Joshua Munchow has recently seen of uncompromising design is the Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One. Bovet often pushes the boundary in case and movement design, but Brainstorm Chapter One is a particularly good example of keeping the design intent throughout the development process. And the result is astounding!
To the “right” person and for the “right” price anything can be customized – whiskey, cars, shampoo, and, of course, timepieces. This second article in Chris Malburg’s watch customization trilogy shines a light on the high-end of the watch customization spectrum, uncovering three uber-exclusive brands that work in the stratosphere of the customization price range revealing what it takes to get the job done.
When the retrograde date of the Bovet Récital 21 flies back to the start and the perpetual calendar jumps into the next month, you raise your glass in a smiling, silent toast to the magic of haute horlogerie, the skills of the craftspeople, and the joy that watches like the Bovet Récital 21 offer. Whether you’re a dandy or not.
In this video, The Watches TV’s Marc André Deschoux goes through the Swiss brand’s new watches from SIHH 2019, which include the Virtuoso IX, Récital 21 perpetual calendar, Récital 23 for ladies, and the outstanding Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One – the first Bovet watch housed in a full sapphire crystal case. Enjoy!
The new Bovet Virtuoso IX combines a (double-face) flying tourbillon with two time zones, large date, an impressive power reserve of ten days, plus the brand’s patented Amadeo convertable case.
In this final round table discussion, we discuss the amazing evening of November 9, 2018 and what we thought of the big night’s winners (hint: it was a great night).
The astronomical Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital continues the story of the Récital 18 Shooting Star (2016) and the Récital 20 Astérium (2017), all three conceived with the idea of creating world views as seen from the sky. And in a nice touch, it was the sky over Bovet’s home in the Château de Môtiers near Fleurier that was the inspiration for all three of these magnificent watches.
The 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has just finished and here are the brands, watches, and personalities that went home with well-deserved trophies.