Wednesday, February 11, 2015

BOVET Château de Môtiers - Flower of Life

Swiss luxury watch maker BOVET 1822 has always granted mother-of-pearl a privileged place when it comes to adorning the dials of its women’s timepiece. The multiple reflections of mother-of-pearl sublimely enrich designs such as miniature paintings or scrolls in flammé or honeycomb guilloché.

For its new Château de Môtiers collection presented at the 2015 Salon, BOVET wanted to add an additional touch of symbolism with the universal Flower of Life theme. This symbol has been considered to be the fundamental model of creation for millennia thanks to its geometric design and is present in many cultures and religions. The secret of the Flower of Life was preserved for thousands of years in ancient artefacts and sculptures from around the world and is encoded in the very cells of all life forms.
The Flower of Life is composed of several overlapping, crisscrossing circles, emanating from a central circle. The basic geometric structure that develops from its center illustrates that all forms of life grow from a single source, in the same way as cellular division, which continues until each life form has achieved its most harmonious form.

According to Plato, the Flower of Life is the key to understanding the physics of the Cosmos. And the most famous scholars including Einstein, Pythagoras, Leonardo da Vinci and Newton all had the same profound intuition that simple, universal keys could systematically unlock the workings of all physical phenomena existing in the apparent chaos and disorder.



Technical details
Model: Château de Môtiers, Flower of Life

Case
Type: Môtiers
Diameter: 40mm
Thickness (with glasses): 8.43mm
Thickness (without glasses): 7.45mm
Gold weight: 58.47gr (red gold) / 60.99gr (white gold)
Case Material 18K red or white gold
Bracelet Full skin alligator
Buckle 18K red or white gold ardillon
Water Resistance: 30m

Movement
Caliber 11BA15
Type Self-winding
Diameter 11 ½’’’
Frequency 28’800v/h
Power reserve 42 hours

Dials
Black or white mother-of-pearl with 11 diamond  indices ~0.20 ct and ”Flower of Life“ engraving

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date or hours and minutes

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