One made from pure sugar
Symbolizing sweetness and purity, the dial of the Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH represents a breakthrough in engineering innovation, materials, and miniature painting – all hallmarks of the House of BOVET.
Born in the mind and heart of Mr. Pascal Raffy, the owner of the House of BOVET for 20 years this year, the Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH takes pure sugar and transforms it – all with the goal of capturing the sweetness of love and the purity of a child’s spirit.
For ONLY WATCH, BOVET has used this new technique with miniature painting to produce a lovely, magical Fairy, pairing métiers d’art with a child-like innocence.
Producing the Fairy Dial
The process of producing this dial is extraordinarily complex. First, in the centre of the dial is a hand-painted fairy, filled with Super-LumiNova. After the miniature painting process, the dial is covered with a protective lacquer, securing the art for eternity.
Then, the pure sugar crystals are prepared so their structure will not change when exposed to light or heat (no, the sugar crystals will not melt). The sweet crystals are chosen for size, then combined with a special environmentally-friendly orange paint – matching the theme colour of this year’s ONLY WATCH, and carefully hand-applied to the outside of the dial, which has already been coated with orange Super-LumiNova — by one of BOVET’s miniature painting artisans. This demanding process, protected by a patent, leaves no room for error. One misstep and the entire process has to start again.
The result is an intriguing mix of texture and sparkle, unlike any other dial ever produced in the long history of watchmaking.
The special hands on the dial of the Sweet Art ONLY WATCH are a lovely, romantic touch. Uniquely shaped, they form a beautiful heart once every hour, as the minute hand catches up to the hour hand, reminding the wearer of all the loved ones in her life.
The signature 36mm Fleurier Amadéo® convertible case is in stainless steel hand-set with sparkling white diamonds. The unique and patented Amadéo® case can be transformed into a wristwatch, table clock, or pendant all without the use of any tools.
Powering the Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH is an automatic movement beating at 4Hz for exemplary chronometry.
Only Watch is a every-two-year charity auction of unique timepieces, with 99% of the proceeds going directly to fund research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder primarily affecting young boys. BOVET 1822 has been involved in ONLY WATCH since its very beginning, donating a unique timepiece made specifically for the auction.
“ONLY WATCH is a charity event near and dear to my heart,” says Mr. Pascal Raffy, owner of BOVET 1822. “I have three children and I hope every day that they remain healthy. This is a great cause and I respect Luc Pettavino, who started and runs it, so much. The artisans at BOVET worked tirelessly to manufacture this miniature work of art, and I am proud to be a continuing part of ONLY WATCH.”
At BOVET 1822, the measurement of time is a form of poetry, and the Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH represents a unique take on fine watchmaking.
Sugar is sweet, and so is the BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH.
BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH Technical Specifications
Reference Number AS36503-SD12 Unique piece
- Calibre 11BA15
- Type Self-winding
- Diameter 11 ½’’’
- Frequency 28,800 v/h
- Power reserve 42 hours
- Functions Hours, minutes, date
- Type: Amadéo® convertible system can be transformed into a wristwatch, table clock, or pendant all without the use of any tool
- Diameter 36mm
- Thickness 11mm
- Material: Stainless steel
- Setting: Bow and bezel set with 103 round-cut diamonds (~0.99ct)
- Crown and strap bolts set with saphir cabochon (0.72ct) Strap
- Full-grain alligator
- Buckle: Stainless steel ardillon
- Necklace: Rhodium-plated silver Water resistance 30 m
- PATENT Convertible Amadéo® case
- Miniature painting motif of a fairy, filled with Super-LumiNova, with sugar crystals
- BOVET heart-shaped serpentine hands