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Bovet was founded in 1822 by Swiss watchmaker, douard Bovet. Bovet chronographs were sold by Bovet Freres in the early 1940s and by Favre-Leuba from 1948 to 1950. Before Favre-Leuba bought Bovet, the logo on the dial of Bovet watches simply had the name of the company in a typical typeface, but in the early 1940s their watches had their stylized logo without the “Freres”. Most Bovet of this era utilized the Valjoux 84 lever movement with stem wind, but they were also known to use the Valjoux 77.
The watch offered here today is one of those Valjoux 77 chronographs. Featuring a black, gilt dial that has aged a tropical brown, this watch is downright beautiful. Unfortunately, Bovet mainly used chrome-plated cases in this era; on the plus side, the case is an uncommon 35mm. Overall, the watch is in great vintage condition, and finding another black gilt AND tropical dial Bovet will be downright IMPOSSIBLE. Grab this unique watch for your collection today!