Interestingly, however, it was conjectured at the time of this watch's sale at the Sotheby's auction of 1962 that the panels may in fact have been contemporary to the watch's case and movement and simply made to appear as if they had been removed from an earlier watch. It was pointed out that an enameller by the name of Guillaume Bouvier was working contemporaneously with Charles François Bouvier and there was a suggestion that the pair may have been relatives and therefore perhaps worked on the watch together. Further comment on the watch was made in an article for Antiquarian Horology (vol.104, no.11, p.706) in November 1962 where it was noted: "although the composition is in the early manner, the colours are much brighter, brighter even than the Huauds. Also the dial centre is separate from the chapter ring, with its numerals painted on raised bosses. Perhaps the Bouvier of Paris was related to the...enameller of the same name and this watch was their joint production. Whatever the explanation, it is a fine watch in splendid condition."
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