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Récital 22 Grand Récital

Bovet 1822


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The third in an important trilogy of astronomical watches, the newest Bovet 1822 watch was several years in the making and holds an incredible five patents. The independent Swiss watch brand delivers a complete working tellurium orrery - a real-time mechanical rendition of the Earth, the moon and the sun. It also has a patented, raised double-sided tourbillon; hand-painted topographical map of Earth; a moon phase accurate for 122 years; retrograde indications of the minutes and the power reserve; and a complete perpetual calendar. Easily one of the world's most complicated timepieces, with 472 components, the Récital 22 Grand Récital depicts the hours in 24-hour format via a hand beneath the Earth orb. The Earth rotates on its own axis, and a moon orbits it in the exact synodic time frame of 29.53 days. In addition to mechanical mastery, the watch boasts artistic elegance thanks to hand painting and harmonious design. Just 60 pieces of the stunning watch will be made.


Price ($)470,000
Water resistance30m
Power reserve range (hours)> 97
Power reserve216 hours
Case sizeLarge (>39mm)
Case diameter (mm)46
Case backOpen
Case colourPlatinum
Case materialPlatinum
Limited editionLimited edition
Where to buyCellini Jewelers in New York
Watch Price Range$400,000 - $500,000

Noted for its 19th century pocket watches, Bovet has unfailingly impressed since its start. The Swiss brand has continually captivated watch enthusiasts both through the transparent intricacy of its designs and an elegance that one wouldn't expect to characterize complex machinery. In 2022, Bovet launched curated exhibition of its timepieces to celebrate the its bicentennial. Spanning the entire 200 years, it included pieces from the 1800s, such as those made for the Ottoman Empire and European royalty. Moving across to the early 1900s, the exhibition featured the watch that inspired the patented Amedo system before showcasing the prominent Bovet chronographs of the 1940s and 1950s. And closing the exhibit, ground-breaking astronomical timepieces took the spotlight, in addition to the GHP award-winning timepieces and bespoke Rolls-Royce timepieces designed for its Boat Tail project.

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