Our Manufacturers

From our origins at The Château de Môtiers to acquiring Dimier 1738, BOVET’s master craftsmen unite under one roof with the entire range of skills required for the various stages of developing and producing Haute Horlogerie movements, including the rarest and most demanding in terms of expertise.

We continue to train new generations of skilled crafts apprentices who continue to incorporate modern technology and precision to traditional craftsmanship.

Our Manufactures

From our origins at The Château de Môtiers to acquiring Dimier 1738, BOVET’s master craftsmen unite under one roof with the entire range of skills required for the various stages of developing and producing Haute Horlogerie movements, including the rarest and most demanding in terms of expertise.

We continue to train new generations of skilled crafts apprentices who continue to incorporate modern technology and precision to traditional craftsmanship.

Origins

T he Château de Môtiers, originally named Vauxtravers, overlooks the village of Môtiers and indeed the entire Val-de-Travers, at the heart of Switzerland.

Historical Monument

T he 5,800 square-metre Château de Môtiers is a listed historical monument affording exceptional views over the landscapes of the Val-de-Travers, including BOVET’s birthplace in the village of Fleurier.

In 2006, the Neuchâtel state authorities were looking to sell this castle of which the upkeep was proving too expensive. Mr. Pascal Raffy was the only potential buyer in a position to ensure the long-term preservation of this unique heritage site so fondly cherished by the people of the Canton.

New Life & the Birth of Horlogerie

T he distinctively sunny, luminous aspect of these Neuchâtel valleys; the serenity bestowed on them by their natural surroundings ; as well as the experience that the local population (known as Vallonniers or Valtraversins) had already developed in micromechanics with the production of machines intended for lacemaking, all represented ideal conditions for the birth of Haute Horlogerie.

DIMIER 1738

Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Artisanale

Aquired by Pascal Raffy in 2006, the Manufacture DIMIER 1738 currently employs 73 people exercising 41 different professions. This diversity enables DIMIER 1738 to unite under one roof the entire range of skills required for the various stages of developing and producing Haute Horlogerie movements, including the rarest and most demanding in terms of expertise.

Experience and Teamwork

The quality control department, composed of experienced watchmakers, intervenes right from the start of each endeavour. From the first discussions regarding a new project right the way through to after-sales service, it acts as an authentic interface between the collector, the technical department and all those engaged in production.

The technical department is responsible for developing and supervising the design and the making of each calibre and of each timepiece. Constructors and watchmakers specialising in the study and development of dials and watch exterior elements share open-plan office space with their counterparts in charge of movements and of Grandes Complications models.

BOVET 1822

Manufacture de Cadrans et de Sertissage

Since the 17th century, master craftsmen have trained new generations of skilled crafts apprentices in Swiss villages. These bold new apprentices sought wisdom and the development of a craft while being innovative. BOVET’s artisans continue to incorporate modern technology and precision to traditional craftsmanship.