Features & Functionality
19 Thirty White Météorite
19 Thirty White Météorite
- Hours, minutes & sub-seconds
- Hand-wound movement
- Ergonomic 42 mm case in stainless steel
- 7-day power reserve with a single barrel
- Hand decorated dial
- Exhibition caseback
- Limited edition
Inspired by a BOVET timepiece from 1930, the 19Thirty combines the heritage of BOVET 1822 with true high watchmaking and timeless elegance. The bow and crown of the 19Thirty are at 12 o’clock, a reminder of BOVET’s historical dominance in pocket watches.
The 19Thirty boasts a superbly finished manufacture movement with a full 7 days of power reserve (168 hours). The 19Thirty offers BOVET’s core values of in-house manufacture, attention to detail, and hand-finishing in an elegant and discreet package.
Its two central dials, one for hours and minutes and the other for the running seconds, form a subtle infinity symbol, reminding you that if you take care of this timepiece, it will run forever.
Flanking these dials are the power reserve indicator and a nod to the traditional Lotus Flower, BOVET’s symbol for centuries. The 19Thirty was introduced to the world in 2015 and has become the foundation for BOVET 1822.
From the manufacture of the first screw to the final assembly of that same screw in the finished timepiece, the time needed is nearly four weeks, as 95% of all the components are made in BOVET’s own facilities.
The ergonomic 42mm case in stainless steel provides optimal comfort no matter the size of the wearer’s wrist, thanks to its slim profile (9.05mm). The 19Thirty Collection was designed with everyday use in mind. The real sapphire cabochon that is inset into the crown further highlights its elegance. The movement’s technical excellence and the artistic aspect of the off-center dials come together to showcase an elegant silver or blackened “Côtes de Genève” whose embellishment contrasts with and enhances the intense colors of the météorite dials.
The allure of the stars is inescapable. Ever since humankind began walking this planet, people have looked to the heavens for omens, signs, inspiration, and hope. Meteorites, as they once traversed the cosmos at incredible speeds, their very natures shaped into unusual patterns, embody these emotions.
As American author Jack London so eloquently said, “I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.“ How fitting that this incredible material makes up the complete dial of this new Special Edition 19Thirty from BOVET 1822. Having a piece of something not of this Earth in your timepiece, there to admire whenever you want, is nothing short of miraculous – a true slice of heaven.
The timepiece showcasing this incredible dial is the 19Thirty, which has seven (7) days of power reserve from a single barrel. The manufacture movement is hand-finished just like BOVET’s high complications and can be admired through the exhibition back – something BOVET pioneered back in the 1800s.
The front dial, with its light-catching pattern, is absolutely unique, thanks to the way each piece of meteorite changes after cutting and etching. Contrasting this with the 42mm sand-blasted grade 5 titanium case, the result is a timepiece that is both dynamic and elegant.
The Namibian government recently protected any newly discovered pieces of the Gibeon meteorite as national monuments. This means that the slices of meteorite used in the 19Thirty are now increasingly rare and in incredibly limited supply.
For more than 200 years, Bovet 1822 has been manufacturing Swiss Handcrafted timepieces, introducing innovative designs and astounding complications that push the boundaries of traditional watchmaking.
Since 1822, the House of BOVET has been focusing on the decorative arts, timepiece design, chronometry, and mechanical timekeeping ingenuity.
With its in-house capability, BOVET 1822 is committed to manufacturing its own components, including complicated movements, dials, cases, and even spirals (something only a handful of companies can claim).
Mr. Pascal Raffy
In 2001, the House of BOVET is purchased by Pascal Raffy, a collector of BOVET and other timepieces.
Mr. Raffy is now the sole owner of BOVET 1822.
In 2006, Mr. Raffy purchased DIMIER 1738, a manufacture of tourbillons and spirals, as well as a case manufacturer.
At the same time, he purchased the Castle of Môtiers, once owned by the Bovet family, and installed the headquarters of the brand and the timepiece assembly, final quality control, as well as the engraving workshop.
Under the visionary guidance of owner Mr. Pascal Raffy, BOVET 1822 acquired renowned tourbillon and dial manufactures in 2006. DIMIER 1738, now renamed BOVET 1822, immediately began producing the Maison’s movements, hair springs, and dials in-house.
These are the words we prefer to be used when describing BOVET:
The Human Touch
Today, Bovet is an integrated manufacture doing nearly 100% of the production and assembly of its timepieces.
Profile Turning, CNC, Electro Erosion
- Hours, Minutes, Sub-seconds, Power reserve indicator
- 42.00 mm
THICKNESS (with glasses)
- 9.05 mm
THICKNESS (without glasses)
- 7.30 mm
- White météorite
- Sandblasted titanium
- Full skin alligator
- Pin in Titanium ardillon
- 30 m / 3 ATM
- Caliber: 15BM04
- Type Diameter (lines): Hand-wound 15 3/4’’’
- Frequency: 21’600v/h
- Power reserve: 168 hours
- NTT0006-White météorite
History of Bovet
1797 – 1839
Establishment of the BOVET Dynasty
Edouard Bovet was born in Fleurier. He was the son of Jean-Frédéric Bovet. He followed his father’s footsteps and became a master-watchmaker.
Edouard Bovet left London April 20 aboard the Orwell, ship of the “Compagnie des Indes,” on a voyage to China. He arrived in Canton, on August 16, where he quickly sold four watches for the sum of CHF 10,000 representing the equivalent of one million dollars today.
The House of BOVET, a family business, was registered on May 1st, in London.
The CHÂTEAU DE MÔTIERS was built in the 14th century, overlooking le Val-de-Travers and Fleurier. It was sold to Henri-François Dubois-Bovet.
1840 – 2000
BOVET’s Golden Age
Frédéric Bovet left London and returned home to Fleurier, where he managed the watchmaking workshops that at the time employed 175 people.
Edouard Bovet died in Fleurier at the age of 52, leaving his legacy in China. At that time, BOVET was a synonym of watch for the celestial (Chinese people), and used as a trade currency.
During the Universal Exhibition held in Paris, BOVET won the gold medal in the category ‘luxury’ for a pair of enameled watches commissioned by the Emperor of China.
Fritz Bovet, Alphonse’s eldest son, filed a patent for a flyback chronograph equipped with a seconds-hand, minute-counter, and hour-counter that featured measurements of up to 24 hours. This ingenious mechanism offered the possibility of using the chronograph as a second-time zone.
BOVET filed a patent for the Easel watch, which allowed the use of a pocket watch as a table clock. Another patent was filed for the Mono Split-Second chronograph, which today remains highly desirable among collectors.
Henri-François Dubois-Bovet’s great grandchildren gifted the Castle of Môtiers to the state of Neuchâtel.
2001 – Present
The Pinnacle of the Watchmaking Arts
Pascal Raffy, a passionate collector of Haute Horology, became sole owner of BOVET Fleurier SA.
Pascal Raffy bought the Castle of Môtiers, classified as a historical monument, from the State of Neuchâtel, and established the first BOVET’s assembly workshop. To continue the legacy of the Bovet brothers, he soon integrated the DIMIER 1738 Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Artisanale and BOVET Manufacture of dials.
To celebrate their mutual respect and admiration, the House of BOVET and Pininfarina established a partnership to create luxury sport timepieces that unites their passion for design and engineering brilliance.
The House of BOVET premiered the patented Amadéo® convertible case, which allows you to transform your timepiece in a reversible wristwatch, table clock and pocket watch (or necklace watch) without the use of any tool.
BOVET launched the Virtuoso II Caliber, the first movement not regulated by a tourbillon to be entirely developed and handcrafted in-house.
Pascal Raffy unveiled two historical timepieces exclusively handcrafted by the BOVET’s artisans: the incredible Braveheart®, with 6 patents and an impressive 22-day power reserve, and the 19Thirty designed in homage to the pocket watches created by the Bovet family in the 1930s.
Pascal Raffy’s commitment and dedication to the highest level of Haute Horology is both acknowledged and honored when the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève awards the Récital 22 Grand Récital, its most coveted award, the Aiguille d’Or.
The Bovet Family welcomed Miss Audrey Raffy and her passion for Haute Horology, as she joined forces with her father Mr. Pascal Raffy to continue leading the pathway of Engineering Brilliance.
Mr. Pascal Raffy was honored to receive the 2020 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève award for Mechanical Exception for the magnificent Recital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two and the Ladies’ Watch award for the beautiful Miss Audrey timepiece.
Mr. Pascal Raffy’s long-term strategy and vision.
Heritage, Innovation, Emotion, and Passion
Mr. Pascal Raffy’s tremendous energy, paired with a long-term strategy and vision, has enabled him to raise the House of BOVET to the pinnacle of the watchmaking arts.
Pascal Raffy discovered the fascinating world of Haute Horlogerie during his childhood when Sundays were spent with his grandfather, a watch connoisseur who used to show him the timepieces from his collection. He would review the specific features of each, along with their history or their influence on the technical or artistic evolution of fine watchmaking.
That was enough to ignite an ongoing passion for Haute Horlogerie and even more importantly instil the human values and awareness of authentic luxury thus passed on to Pascal Raffy. These qualities now represent the pillars upon which the House of BOVET has built its success.