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Our selection

Band

Full Alligator skin, pin buckle

Dial

Dome, green or blue, guilloché with white Arabic numbers, moon dome with Super-LumiNova

Movement

Mechanical with manual winding

Functions

Hours, minutes, power reserve indicator, moon phase precision

Case

Steel, 42 mm

Récital 29

R290001

The case, which became iconic in only three years, was awarded many accolades for its original and innovative design, like GPHG’s Aiguille d’Or awarded to the Grand Récital tourbillon.

CHF 24,500.-

Front view of Bovet Recital 29

Its original design enables us to display the passing of time, with new expressions that challenge the rules of fine watchmaking. This new Recital 29 is thus the first timepiece with a writing case made of steel. Its tilt also reveals a new calibre of fine watchmaking, fully manufactured in the Maison’s workshops. The reverse construction allows one to admire the strokes of the free sprung-balance on the front of the time guard, whereas the latter is usually only visible through the bottom of the case. The Bovet workshop has thus unveiled a reverse-constructed calibre that allows you to admire the strokes of the free-sprung balance, counting on a 5-day power reserve, an extraordinary duration for which the Maison has made itself a leader.

The face that displays hours and minutes is also the first dial offering this guilloché profile. This is a second face that displays the Moon phase to within 6 hours, providing an intuitive reading. The engraving of the surface of the face is covered by a luminescent material applied by hand that illustrates the lunar floor with striking realism. The double counter overlooking the face makes it possible to know the phase of the moon, whether the wearer is located in the northern or southern hemisphere. No need for a corrective tool to adjust the moon phase: this function may be carried out with as much ease as safety by simply pressing the sapphire adorning the crown.