Bovet has just announced one of the most complicated and elaborate watches it has ever made. Bovet has established the Récital series as one of the key places where the brand can flex its watchmaking muscles, especially when it comes to astronomical complications.
In the world of watchmaking there are certain complications and functions that are among the most coveted by watch collectors and also that are among the most difficult to build. Such is the case with astronomical watches – timepieces that indicate the movement of heavenly bodies, or offer Equation of Time or other astronomical functions.
The highly complex timepiece houses a mechanical movement made of nearly 50 individual components, each meticulously hand polished and finished. The Sun is represented by a one-minute flying tourbillon. At 12 o’clock, the Earth is a hand-painted hemisphere showing the hours. A precision Moon (requiring a correction of just one day in 122 years) revolves around it. On the reverse side of the dial is the perpetual calendar which has the date, day of the week and the month. It even includes a Leap Year indicator.
Made to order with only 60 available worldwide, this marvel of engineering comes in either a red gold option or an even more lavish platinum make. The Bovet Recital 22 Grand Recital retails for CHF 435,000 in polished titanium and pink gold, or CHF 465,000 in platinum.