New York, NY (November 14, 2017) – In a packed auction hall, BOVET’s “Secret Beauty” timepiece was sold for 80,000 Swiss francs, with the proceeds of the auction going to the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monaco Muscular Dystrophy Association).
As BOVET’s philanthropic endeavors primarily support children’s charities, it was only natural to present a one-off piece for the seventh Only Watch auction.
The Maison’s “Secret Beauty” provided a modern interpretation of an ancestral decorative art. The combination of miniature painting and Super-LumiNova presents the portrait of a Geisha painted on a mother-of-pearl dial, visible by day and by night.
Pascal Raffy, owner of Maison BOVET, commented: “We are pleased with the result of this sale and proud to make a significant contribution to fundamental muscular dystrophy research with this exceptional timepiece.”
Since its foundation in 1822, BOVET has artfully combined the most sophisticated mechanisms with the finest craftsmanship, employing artisanal techniques such as gem-setting, engraving, and miniature painting.
His passion for Haute Horlogerie also led to the introduction of the remarkable Amadeo® convertible case system, which draws inspiration from the exquisite 19th century pocket watches produced by BOVET for the Chinese Emperor and collectors worldwide.
Today, BOVET demonstrates its excellence through varied collections that encompass models as emblematic and remarkable as the Braveheart®, OttantaSei, Astérium, and Shooting Star tourbillons, to name just a few of its icons.