First revealed a year ago as a concept model, the Bovet Amadeo Fleurier collection has quickly become popular among those seeking for a “convertible” watch that can serve as a pendant or a table clock or simply as a good old wrist watch. It was inevitable that the Swiss brand would present the Bovet Fleurier Saint Valentin 2011 Mille Fleurs special edition model for the St. Valentine’s day.
Like the rest of the family, the watch is presented in a brilliantly designed and executed case that easily transforms into a table clock or a pendant (the watch is supplied with a sautoir-type chain, which is made in the same metal as the 39 mm case.)
In skilled hands, the watch comes through the transformations literally in a matter of seconds.
The new Bovet Saint Valentin 2011 Mille Fleurs was presented in four basic versions with different combinations of black and white mother-of-pearl dials and rose gold or white gold cases.
The main point of attraction of this special edition series are the hand-painted dials that feature different flowers.
As it is often done in high-jewelry watches, the dial is decorated with 12 diamonds that serve as hour markers. Dozens of precious stones of the same cut embellish the winding crown guard that also serves as a safety latch for the pendant chain.
The setting crown itself is also adorned with a huge diamond cabochon.
Although the 11BA12 self-winding caliber cannot be called a technical marvel, it is finely decorated with the 22-carat rose gold oscillating weight sporting a gorgeously executed Fleurisanne motif.
To my taste, the new Bovet Saint Valentin 2011 Mille Fleurs is the best choice when you are in search of an “I still love you” present.
Bovet Fleurier Saint Valentin 2011 Mille Fleurs automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, 11BA12, 26.00 mm in diameter, 28,800 vph, in-house, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: Cotes de Geneme, winding rotor decorated with Fleurisanne motif
Functions: Hours, minutes
Power reserve: 72 hours
Case material: Rose gold or White gold
Bezel material: Rose gold or White gold
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 39.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Dial: Mother of pearl (white or black) hand-painted with flower motifs
Hands: Serpentine-shaped, rose gold or white gold
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Alligator full leather with 18-carat red or white gold pin buckle; Silver-plated, rose gold or rhodium-plated Sautoir-type chain
Case back: Sapphire