The new Miss Audrey Sweet Art from BOVET 1822 has a sugar dial, literally!
May 10, 2021: Watchmaker Bovet has expressed its craftsmanship and supremacy in innovative dial making via various materials through the years. But it’s latest creation is a crazy idea that is simple and sweet!
Bovet’s new Miss Audrey Sweet Art uses a completely new material and a new process to create a dial that has never been seen before in watchmaking: one made from pure sugar.
Representing sweetness and purity, the sugar crystals covering the dial of the Miss Audrey Sweet Art represents a breakthrough in engineering innovation, materials, and miniature painting – all hallmarks of the House of BOVET.
Imagined by Mr. Pascal Raffy, the owner of the House of BOVET, Miss Audrey Sweet Art takes this material and transforms it – all with the goal of capturing the sweetness of love and the purity of a child’s carefree desire for confections.
The process of producing this dial is extraordinarily complex. First, 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). Then the sweet crystals are chosen for size, then combined with special paints and hand-applied to the dial 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.
Thanks to its artisanal and hand-made nature, each dial is unique. A variety of colors are available, including solid hues as well as gradients. The result is an intriguing mix of texture and sparkle.
The special hands of the dial of the Sweet Art are whimsical, romantic. Uniquely shaped, they form a beautiful heart once every hour, as the minute hand catches up to the hour hand, reminding the wearers of the loved ones in their lives.
The signature 36mm Fleurier Amadéo convertible case is available 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 tool.