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Bovet Virtuoso VIII Virtuoso VIII is the ultimate expression of the artisanal watchmaking tradition that has been upheld by Bovet since 1822.

In 1822, the Bovet brothers took the decorative watchmaking arts to their highest summits. Since 2001, Pascal Raffy has set out to perpetuate this heritage . The design and decoration…
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Bovet Secret Beauty for Only Watch 2017 Bovet realises a unique creation to support research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy, in honor of this 7th edition of Only Watch.

Bovet 1822’s charity work has always supported childhood and education. It was only natural, therefore, for Pascal Raffy and the House’s artisans to choose to support again this year the…
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Bovet The secret formula for hairsprings The hairsprings’ manufacture is a mystery, be pleased to enter this secret world for a short time video.

The hairspring is both the heart and brain of a mechanical watch movement. Bovet's manufacturing facilities, the Dimier 1738 Manufacture, is one of the very few companies that actually manufacture…
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Watches on a butterfly theme Butterflies take centre stage The grace and delicacy of the butterfly continues to inspire watch creators. WorldTempus presents a selection of pieces on a butterfly theme.

Bovet – Château de Môtiers 40As it gears up to celebrate its 195th anniversary, Bovet presents an innovative technique combining traditional miniature painting with the application of thin layers of…
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Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day watches A watch makes the ideal gift to celebrate the day of love. WorldTempus has selected eight watches to delight that special someone.

Blancpain – Ultraplate Saint-ValentinBlancpain is celebrating this 14th February with a new 99-piece limited edition, specially created for Valentine’s Day. The bezel and lugs of this 29 mm timepiece are…
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Innovation The balance wheel at the heart of change The balance wheel might not look like much and yet it is the key to precision timekeeping. Its role is currently evolving in with the emergence of new designs and structures.

The balance wheel is a vital component of the movement that determines its precision and its identity, yet it often takes third place behind the escapement and the balance spring.…
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Chinese New Year Year of the Rooster A number of watch companies traditionally pay tribute to the Chinese zodiac, bringing out new watches annually on the theme of the animal of the year. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster.

This year, once again, several watchmakers are honouring Chinese astrology with limited editions that celebrate the artistic crafts. The Yin Fire Rooster, the tenth animal in the Chinese zodiac, is…
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Tourbillon Mysterious bridges Depending on how they are mounted, tourbillons may work differently, and they may even have a different name.

Tourbillons spin around their own axis. But what do they spin on? Like any moving element, they need something to hold them. In fact, they are attached by very slim…
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