Important Watches, Wristwatches and C...
Hong Kong, Hotel Furama Kempinski, Jun 09, 1997
Bovet "Fleurier", No. 1, made in 1997. Unique pair of 18K pink gold self-winding wristwatches No.1, out of a series of 10 pairs only, produced expressly for commemorating the hand over of Hong Kong on 1st of July 1997, with fitted box and certificates. These two watches only, bearing No.1, are fitted with a sapphire crystal back revealing an exceptional self-winding and fully decorated movement. The open-work, enamelling and engraving are executed by Switzerland's most skilled craftsmen. The split-pearl setting on the enamelled rotor recalls the ornamental Bovet pocket-watches made for the Chinese Imperial Court.
C. massive, polished, crystal sapphire back, pendant,
bow, pink gold buckle, sapphireset top winder, bolt
fastenings set with cabochons of gold. D. domed in
cloisonne>, enamel with H cabochons of gold as
hour-markers, showing Hong Kong renowned
harbour with its skyline and a Chinese junk, once by
day and once by night. <