Inside Bovet’s Swiss Manufacturing Sites

WatchTime recently had the opportunity to visit two of Bovet‘s own manufacturing sites in SwitzerlandThe Château de Môtiers and Dimier in Tramelan. Some impressions:

1. Château de Môtiers, Val-de-Travers

Le Château de Môtiers (originally named Vauxtravers) was built in the early 14th century by Rodolphe IV de Neuchâtel. In 1835, Henri-François Dubois-Bovet acquired the Château de Môtiers, but the descendants of the Bovet family donated it to the Canton of Neuchâtel in 1957. It was purchased by Bovet’s owner Pascal Raffy in 2006 and now houses the assembly workshop of the brand (after extensive renovation work):


2. Dimier, Tramelan

Also in 2006, Pascal Raffy purchased Bovet 1822 Manufacture de Cadrans (cadrans = dials) and Dimier 1783 Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie. These two acquisitions further increased the independence of the brand. Dimier is mainly responsible for the development and production of the brand’s own movements, including hairsprings and balance wheels, as shown below:


3. Bovet Boutique, Geneva

Follow this link for Mark Bernardo’s review of the Bovet Amadeo Fleurier Virtuoso V.

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