Do not let the term "entry-level" fool you, the new Bovet 19Thirty collection just unveiled boasts the same meticulous attention to detail for which Bovet are renowned all around the globe.
Inspired by a historical piece, the "easel chronometer" the Bovet 19Thirty Collection is a comprehensive one, comprising of 2 case editions, 3 dial colours and 3 options for numerals - Arabic, Roman or Chinese variations - the latter is no surprise since Bovet have found favour in China since 1822, the year the company was first established.
Potential customers can tailor their 19Thirty watch, choosing their dial, numerals and case variation to suit their own taste and the ingenious transformable Dimier, and the more traditional Fleurier case are both available, sized at 42mm. Inside each ticks the impeccably finished 15BM04, a new Calibre created especially for the collection.
Although some eyebrows may be raised by the quick turnaround of this collection - less than a year from sketch pad to wrist, and the debut of steel cases at Bovet - perhaps suspecting that this collection is in response to an economic downturn, there is however, no doubt that the 19Thirty models will give a wider customer base the chance to own a Bovet, a brand which is sure to cause a hushed reverence in a room full of watch collectors. In the meantime, Pascal Raffy, the man who breathed new life into the slumbering Bovet back in 2001, and who commissioned these new "entry-level" models, remains as passionate as ever about tourbillons and other complex creations including his reassuringly extravagant GPHG-nominated Amadeo Fleurier Tourbillon Braveheart.
More details from Bovet here.