As sweet as sugar.
For years, watchmaking has presented dials of different materials: precious metals, guilloche, mother-of-pearl, aventurine. However, on this occasion, BOVET 1822 innovated in the Miss Audrey Sweet Art piece with processes and a completely new element: sugar.
Defined as “something unusual in watchmaking”, the Swiss luxury watchmaker brand explained that the sugar crystals that cover the model symbolize feminine sweetness and purity, as well as the sweet to which a child clings. They also constitute an innovative feat in terms of engineering, materials and miniature painting the fruit of imagination of Mr. Pascal Raffy, the owner of the House of BOVET 20 years this year.
The process of creating the Miss Audrey Sweet Art sphere is extremely complex. Initially, the sugar crystals are prepared so that their structure is not altered when exposed to light or heat. Next, they are selected by size and mixed with special paint. Finally, one of the craftsmen specializing in miniature painting applies them by hand to the sphere. “A demanding patented process where there is no room for error. One misstep and the entire process has to start again”.
Considering its handmade craftsmanship, each dial represents a unique piece with a varied color proposal from solid to gradient shades. The result: an intriguing combination of texture and brilliance.
Its hands have a romantic touch with a unique heart shape. It is equipped with an automatic movement that beats at a frequency of 4 Hz. Its emblematic convertible case Reurier Amadéo presents a diameter of 36 mm and is declined in stainless steel with 103 diamonds; unique and patented, it can become a wristwatch, table, or pocket watch without the use of any tool.
Miss Audrey Sweet Art was the winner of the Ladies’ Watch category of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2020.