Bovet Chronograph


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Basic Info

Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year ca. 1950
Condition 3 (fair)
Location Luxembourg, Troisvierges
Price 750 € (= $820)
Availability Available now


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber Landeron


Case material Steel
Case diameter 35 mm
Thickness 35 mm


Bracelet material Leather




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Bovet - chronograph

Rare men's wrist watch with chronograph,

A gent's rare wrist watch with chronograph,

Three-body, push back to original dial


"There is nothing that the United Kingdom is," wrote the Emperor Quianlong to King George III, " What the heavenly kingdom may need. " Nothing except a: watches were the only foreign products to which the Chinese Elite interest.

Quianlong itself had a remarkable collection. While the United Kingdom gunboats and opium use for the Chinese market to keep open violently, it was a Swiss businessman of the key to this place. The 21-year-old Edouard Bovet came 1818 in canton and sold almost immediately four watches for 10,000 Swiss francs - in today's value to a million us dollars.

Edouard Bovet then decided to stay in Canton to watchmaking dynasty, which had 80 years of inventory. Soon was in China "Bo Wei" became a synonym for a clock.

Through the chaos of the different currencies in the late Manchu China spread Bovet watches thanks to their consistently high value even increasingly as a replacement object.

In the meantime, Bovets Hometown Fleurier in Val-de-Travers is one of the leading centers of production, which is the art of watchmaking and skills Europe showed a distant civilization. Bovets watches from the 19. Century was basically in favor of the far eastern market and showed that universal themes of peace, harmony and order of wearable. Their immortal enamels and robust movements have secured their survival in today's treasures.

Bovets Chinese watches were decorated with split pearls and exquisite miniatures on enamel, created by the great masters of this time. They were the first to which a transparent rear side showed an insight on detailed engraved and open to allow movements worked. A second hand, rather unusual in this era, brought life on the dial. The exotic decoration with the robust, double movements sold not only in China but in the whole of Asia, the Middle East and America.

In good original condition, from the watchmaking revised and completely revised



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