In Bovet’s universe of extreme complications, the Fleurier 19Thirty may be more clear on the mechanical front, offering ‘just’ hours, minutes and little seconds, yet it is as yet devoted to the brand’s sumptuous execution and emotional arranging. For 2021, the Fleurier 19Thirty shows up with a rich red guilloché dial and the trademark pocket-watch inspired case with a crown and bow at 12 o’clock in a decision of extravagant red gold or impeccable steel.
The 19Thirty assortment gets its name from a 1930s Bovet pocket puretime watches having a place with Pascal Raffy, proprietor of Bovet since 2001. Known as the ‘easel’ chronometer in view of the extractable remain on the caseback permitting the pocket puretime watches to bend over as a table clock, the state of the crown and bow, and the design of the dial of the 19Thirty models, are inspired by this 1930s progenitor. Presented in 2015, Pascal Raffy considered the 19Thirty as an ‘ordinary’ puretime watches – and whenever you’ve seen the imposing complications and plushness of Bovet’s watches, you can perceive any reason why he would pick that adjective.
The crown and pivoted bow at 12 o’clock are mark configuration highlights of the Fleurier case. To highlight the predominantly red shading plan of this model, red sapphires have been embedded in the crown, the bow and surprisingly on the tips of the lower hauls. Wonderfully cleaned all through, the case estimates a contemporary 42mm with a thin profile of simply 9.05mm.
Framed by the splendidly cleaned bezel, the time signs are transferred in a topsy turvy hours and minutes counter with Roman numerals that meets a more modest seconds counter with Arabic numbers. Framing a topsy turvy figure eight, this fortunate number’s imagery won’t be lost on Chinese clients whom the brand has been seeking since the mid-19th century.
Like all dials at Bovet, the landscape swells with surface and various planes. Rather than the exemplary Fleurisanne etching featured on other 19Thirty models, this new model stages the time counters against a record dark, practically dark foundation beautified with roundabout Côtes de Genève. The difference between the dim wavy foundation and the exceptional red guilloché adornment of the dial is striking. At 3 and 9 o’clock, two roundabout melancholies add more help to the view: the one at 3 o’clock houses the force save pointer and the one on the privilege is opened on the barrel adding to the evenness of the dial.
Executed by hand by Bovet’s master craftsmans, the foundation of the time counters is enriched with guilloché to shape the exquisite example that fans out from the middle. The engraved territory is then loaded up with many a layer of clear red enamel. Whenever it has dried, it is cleaned to make a uniform surface that gets the light to uncover its unobtrusive wrinkles and grooves.
A sapphire caseback uncovers the delightful in-house type 15BM04, a manual-twisting development with an outstandingly long force hold of seven days on only one barrel. Like pocket puretime watches developments, the liberal 15 ¾ ligne type (35.53mm) occupies all the accessible space. The balance on the dial is repeated on the development, and the completions are in accordance with Bovet’s significant degree of craftsmanship with blued screws, perlage on the mainplate and Geneva stripes curving over the bridges.
Availability & price
The Fleurier 19Thirty with a red dial is accessible in steel or red gold and a decision of dark or red croc ties with a steel or red gold ardillon clasp. Like all Bovet’s puretime watches. there are innumerable customisation prospects. The red gold model (Ref. NTR0046) retails for CHF 34,600, the steel (Ref.NTS0046) for CHF 22,700.
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