On June 3rd, 2016, several hundred collectors from all over Europe gathered in Mondorf, Luxembourg for the Watch Fair 2016 culminating with an award ceremony and gala dinner. The appointed jury was composed of the most eminent experts and were particularly representative of the watch-making diversity that brought the candidates forward. The nominated timepieces were elected prior to the Watch Fair and this year laureates of nine categories and three special prizes were awarded. Nominated in four out of nine categories, BOVET was the most nominated House of the event.
It is in the ultimate category, “Watches With Complications”, that the House of BOVET was awarded the prize for its already very noteworthy Recital 18 Shooting Star®. The jury admired the extreme complexity of the movement and its numerous complications. Its innovative and avant-garde character harmoniously integrated to traditional watchmaking also seduced the members of the jury. Finally, the fact that all the components which constitute this timepiece were developed and manufactured in the workshops of BOVET’s own manufactures secured the success of the tourbillon Recital 18 Shooting Star® in this category.
With this new distinction, the efforts of Pascal Raffy and the entire team of craftsmen at BOVET 1822 and DIMIER 1738 to tirelessly carry fine watchmaking to the borders of excellence, are rewarded. It is with pride that Bovet shares this joy with collectors and friends of the House.