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DIMIER Recital by BOVET 1822

A star is born! In fine luxury watchmaking, history is often written on the long and sinuous path which leads from doubt to certainty. Established in 1738 based in the historical Fleurier of Switzerland, the DIMIER brothers were visionaries who shared the ideal quest for outstanding workmanship, watchmaking as an art, and an expertise of artisans based on magnificence and precision. Such expertise was handed down from generation to generation in the shape of exceptional timepieces. Today, the passion and vision of Pascal Raffy, the rejuvenating catalyst behind the BOVET 1822 brand, presents a new way of telling time called DIMIER as a tribute to those illustrious creators.

While the DIMIER workshop currently manufacturers and services tourbillon movements for leading industry names such as Harry Winston, Gerald Genta, Alain Silverstein, not to mention another 14 notable brands, Pascal Raffy has deftly developed the first DIMIER collection for an exclusive experience reserved for a select few connoisseurs who appreciate the careful attention to detail which has prevailed at every stage in the creation of this new achievement of fine luxury watchmaking.

The first opus consists of a timepiece fashioned in red gold, white gold or platinum with a Tourbillon at its heart which sets the senses spinning. Classical in the way in which they rest on the wrist, yet modern and sleek with a 46mm case, the horns reveal carefully fashioned profiles. These fine timepieces are ornamented with unique engravings like so many easels supporting works of art that are an offering to time. The emotion of DIMIER is special and no less rare because each composition created in this way will be available in an annual limited edition of 50 numbered timepieces in each of the precious metal versions. The DIMIER by BOVET 1822 marks the birth of a true shinning star that will capture the passion of watch collectors around the world and secure a place in horological history.

1) Harry Winston watches
2) Jaeger-LeCoulre
3) IWC
4) Breitling
5) Patek Phillipe
6) Roger Dubuis
7) Audemars Piguet
9) Cartier Watches
10) BRM

David King

Author: David King

David King is the Director of Business Development of King Jewelers. A Graduate Gemologist with specialties in luxury timepieces, diamonds, and marketing, his main responsibilities include advertising & marketing, events, watch buying, client relations, concierge services, website development, brand management, and business development.

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