Bovet Fleurier

Bovet Fleurier SA is a Swiss brand of luxury watchmakers chartered May 1, 1822 in London, U.K.wikipedia
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Édouard Bovet

Bovet Fleurier SA is a Swiss brand of luxury watchmakers chartered May 1, 1822 in London, U.K. by Édouard Bovet.
Édouard Bovet (1797–1849) was a Swiss watchmaker and founder of the Bovet Fleurier watch company.

Fleurier

Watch making was introduced to Fleurier by Daniel-Jean-Jacques-Henri Vaucher, an apprentice of Daniel Jaenrichard, in 1730.
Fleurier is also home to a few watch manufactures such as Parmigiani Fleurier and Bovet Fleurier.

List of watch manufacturers

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* List of watch manufactures
Bovet Fleurier

Switzerland

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Bovet Fleurier SA is a Swiss brand of luxury watchmakers chartered May 1, 1822 in London, U.K. by Édouard Bovet.

London

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Bovet Fleurier SA is a Swiss brand of luxury watchmakers chartered May 1, 1822 in London, U.K. by Édouard Bovet.

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Bovet Fleurier SA is a Swiss brand of luxury watchmakers chartered May 1, 1822 in London, U.K. by Édouard Bovet.

Tourbillon

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The company is known for its high-quality dials (such as the Fleurier Miniature Painting models), engraving, and its seven-day tourbillon.

Napoleonic Wars

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Watchmaking flourished in and around Fleurier during the late 18th century but because production was sold on credit for the international markets, prices were undercut and economic destabilization brought about by the Napoleonic wars caused watch making in the area to decrease significantly.

Guangzhou

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Ilbury & Magniac, Magniac sent Bovet to Canton, China in 1818.

East India Company

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Some watch historians believe that the company was established in London due to the ease of shipping watches to China on the frequent ships of the East India Company.

Vacheron Constantin

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They shared it with Ilbury, Jaques Ullmann, and Vacheron Constantin, among others.

First Opium War

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In the 1830s Bovet established a manufacturing facility in Canton, but because of restrictions resulting from the Opium Wars, they had to close that facility and open a smaller one in Macau.

Macau

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In the 1830s Bovet established a manufacturing facility in Canton, but because of restrictions resulting from the Opium Wars, they had to close that facility and open a smaller one in Macau.

Chronograph

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After Jacques Ullmann went out of business in 1932, the Bovet name was acquired by Albert and Jean Bovet, who were successful watch makers and registered several patents for chronographs, such as the mono rattrapante—a device that would pause the second hand for a reading while the mechanism continued to run.

Favre-Leuba

The company Favre-Leuba purchased the name and manufacturing facilities from the Bovet brothers in 1948.

Parmigiani Fleurier

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In 1989, Parmigiani Fleurier purchased Bovet and registered the trademark for "all watchmaking products, mechanical watches and clocks and naval instruments, of Swiss origin", but no Bovet branded timepieces were produced.

Ébauche

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The Bovet branded watches sold by Bovet Freres in the early 1940s (and possibly as early as the 1930s) and by Favre-Leuba from 1948 to 1950 contained a number of ebauches, or blank movements manufactured by other companies.

Movement (clockwork)

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The most commonly used ebauches during this period were those manufactured by Ebauches SA (now ETA, SA), namely the Valjoux and Landeron calibres.

Watchmaker

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Bovet Fleurier SA is a Swiss brand of luxury watchmakers chartered May 1, 1822 in London, U.K. by Édouard Bovet.

Watch

Niketan Madhok

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In August 2004, Bovet Fleurier, a Swiss watch major, chose Niketan as its model during its launch in India, with its $38,700 watch.

Geneva Seal

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Participants in this certification process include: Bovet Fleurier, Chopard, Parmigiani Fleurier and Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier.

Bovet

Édouard Bovet (1797–1849), Swiss watchmaker, founder of Bovet Fleurier