Monaco, Sep 23, 2011


BOVET for Only Watch BOVET "Amadeo® Convertible 7-Day Tourbillon Dragon & Phoenix". Extremely fine, unique, artisan engraved 18K red gold, double-dialed, convertible into a wristwatch, a table clock, a reversible timepiece and a pocket watch. Visible one-minute tourbillon, power reserve indication, 18K red gold chain and a 18K red gold Bovet ardillon buckle. Accompanied by a BOVET fitted box and certificate.

Case: 18K red gold Amadeo® convertible system (wristwatch, table clock, reverse timepiece with hand-fitting and a pocket watch). Vendome-type lugs set with cabochons, large hinged bow at 12 o?clock, winding crown set with a cabochon blue sapphire. Dial: Front dial: 18K red gold polished dial with Chinese dragon engraved on the dial, bezel and case-side. Aperture for the power-reserve disc at 9 o?clock and for the tourbillon at 3 o?clock with two-arm bridge, red gold flaming pearl mounted on the carriage. Reverse dial: half-plate, polished 18K red gold dial engraved with a phoenix on the lower half, the upper half displaying the underside of the tourbillon carriage beneath a bridge. Movement: Cal. 13BM07AI, Swiss ancer escapement, BeCu balance, flat balance spring, one-minute tourbillon regulator. Dimension: Diam. 44 mm.

Wish Price EUR 180,000 - 220,000

Click to full view

Grading System
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1

As new


See high definition image

In total, no less than 300 hours of work were required solely for the decoration of this unique timepiece by a traditional artisan engraver - in line with the identity of BOVET and the message of hope that Pascal Raffy, the owner of BOVET 1822 and DIMIER 1738, wishes to convey. For Only Watch 2011, Pascal Raffy has chosen the 7-day tourbillon with reverse hand fitting. The first Amadeo® convertible case was unveiled at the 2009 Only Watch auction, it allows the wearer, without requiring the use of any tools, to convert his wristwatch into a table clock or pocket watch as well as a reversible display uniquely adapted to BOVET tourbillons. The tourbillon movement, developed and hand-crafted by DIMIER 1738, Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Artisanale, displays hours and minutes accurately on both sides of the timepiece with the ingenious reverse hand-fitting. The lineage of the BOVET house is closely linked to China since its foundation in 1822. The dial is engraved with the dragon and the phoenix which are symbols born in Chinese mythology. The dragon, emblem of the Chinese Emperor, represents supreme spiritual power and the phoenix is the emblem of the Empress of China. The dragon and phoenix coupled together embody the perfect harmony of Yin and Yang.