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Boucheron Reflet Mini Godrons - c. 1960

Boucheron Reflet Mini Godrons - c. 1960

Regular price 2.400 EUR
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The sweet Golden Reflection

Description

The design of the Reflet is one of the rare designs that you recognize at first glance: a rectangular case whose impression of an elongated watch is accentuated by the bracelet which perfectly follows the lines of the case. The other major feature, and what made it a revolution, is the invisible strap closing system which is already found on this model. The very principle of the clasp is rethought by Boucheron: the case becomes the strap fermoir. Thanks to this ingenious system you can change the strap according to your desires! The custom-fit strap, closed with a thin gold baguette, completes this little watch into a jewel of rare refinement.

This model, straight from the 60s, offers a beautiful play of contrasts and materials. The yellow gold is engraved with horizontal lines on the case and vertical lines on the dial. Although small, this technique not only gives more volume to the watch but also creates a play with light. This Reflet does not live up to its name. A jewelry watch, as much by its size as by its design.

Why did Françoise choose it?

The Reflet is unjustly forgotten by women's watchmaking. Its strap attachment system is revolutionary because it allows you to match your watch strap to your outfit and desires on a daily basis. For that alone, Françoise particularly likes Reflet and would like to offer it more often. On the other hand, its drawing, all in horizontal lines, is fine and successful.

Françoise has already proposed more recent models of the Reflet. It is her taste for the history of watches and heritage that pushes Françoise to turn to more vintage models with incredible charm. Watches whose lines were of great finesse, often smaller and which have inspired today's watches. This is no exception and Françoise could not miss this more original model. And then the mechanical movement always seduces because it creates a special connection with its owner and recalls the presence of watchmaking know-how.

Finally, the advantage of a Reflet is that changing the strap makes the possibilities literally endless. Françoise strongly encourages you to start a small collection of straps, to endlessly match your watch to your desires and your outfits!

History

Boucheron is one of the brands that Françoise finds unjustly overlooked. After being the first jewelry house to set up shop in Place Vendôme, Boucheron was a forerunner on a large number of watchmaking and jewelry subjects. The brand's founder Frédéric Boucheron was among the first to promote the wristwatch, as early as the middle of the 19th century.

La Reflet, born in 1947 in the hands of the heirs of the founder, was Boucheron's first "mass" watchmaking success. Its system to switch straps in an heartbeat was a revolution for women as they can finally adapt their watch exactly to their outfit. Watches become a fashion accessory. Edith Piaf is perhaps the most famous ambassador of Boucheron watches: she considered her Reflet as her lucky charm (she was thought to have bought more than twenty!).

Dimensions

14x28mm

Material

18k yellow gold. Leather strap custom-made.

Usage instructions

Manual watch, serviced and guaranteed for 1 year. Keep away from humidity and heat.

Shipping

Free shipping worldwide for any purchase over 100 euros after receipt of payment.
Possible customs fees and taxes depending on your country at your expense.
Hand-in for Paris possible after receipt of funds.

Return and Refund Policy

Despite the photos and the description, which we hope are as accurate as possible, we know that the relationship to a jewel or a watch is above all physical. This is why we offer a possible return for 15 days, no question asked.
The watch needs to be in the same mechanical and aesthetic condition it was sent in. Reimbursement within 5 days of receipt of the watch.

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