Bovet, a distinguished name in the world of horlogerie for over two hundred years, is set to showcase its exceptional Récital 27 timepiece at WatchTime New York 2023. Representing one of the brand’s latest works in its “writing desk” style Récital collection, the watch is a triple time zone design inspired by the brand’s founder, Edouard Bovet, and his first business travels to Fleurier, Switzerland, London, England, and Guangzhou, China in its establishment year. On view from October 20th to 22nd as part of the event, tickets for WatchTime New York are still available for Saturday and Sunday, here.
Like previous editions in the collection, the Récital 27 exemplifies the brand’s dedication to mechanical precision and unique aestheticism, being an entirely singular design in the larger market. Encased in polished grade 5 titanium, it measures 46.30mm in diameter, sloping from 15.95mm to 10.50mm on account of its distinct shape. The unibody design of the case showcases three curved sapphire windows, each offering a captivating view of the watch’s intricate movement, while a sapphire-tipped, onion-esque style crown grounds the elevated appeal of the look. The lugs, slightly set apart from the body, feature a multi-dimensional construction with screw-in bars, enhancing the watch’s overall intrigue.
The Récital 27’s dial is a work of art in itself, merging both traditional influences with modern touches through its partially skeletonized look. Two light blue, guilloché touched sub-dials operate for two of the watch’s second and third time zones and their respective days and nights, while the final, local time is indicated via a familiar central pair of hands. At the traditional 6 o’clock position, a double hemisphere moon phase is at work, it not needing correction for 122 years if theoretically left to operate continuously.
At the heart of the Récital 27 lies an exceptional in-house movement developed specifically for the model. Dubbed the Bovet caliber 13DM04-3FPL, the mechanism is hand-wound and hosts a 7-day power reserve, with each of its 512 components meticulously finished. Assembled by skilled Bovet watchmakers, it takes approximately 10 hours to bring the caliber together from start to finish.
Pricing for the Bovet Récital 27 at its launch in 2019 was marked at CHF 66,000, or about $72,000 USD at the time of writing, though up-to-date pricing is only available upon request. Don’t miss the chance to witness the exciting timepiece, a testament to horological artistry and, at WatchTime New York 2023.
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