RÉCITAL 23 MOON PHASE
For their first year as « Maison Exposante » inside the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, BOVET introduced a timepiece that i consider to be the most beautiful women creation of the 2019 Salon :
The Récital 23
If you’re familiar with the brand, you know their commitment in terms of craftsmanship. Therefore, you won’t be surprised by how beautiful the finishing is (my favourite version being this aventurine one). The diamonds setting in perfectly integrated in the « writing slope » case and as usual, i highly recommend you to use a magnifying glass to fully appreciate the job done.
Even if it’s not the most useful complication nowadays, the Moon phase is very romantic and part of the Watchmaking history. I have to say that i’m not a big fan of Moon phases but when it’s so well executed, Who can say no?
Its precision requires a correction every 122 years and the corrector is actually hidden in the middle of the crown as a push button.
The shooting star at 9 o’clock has no function or animation but i find the attention to detail just stunning. It definitely helps me to enter into a sort of Moon « Universe », hopefully you understand what i mean.
The open back keeps the same incredible quality with for instance, a 22K yellow gold oscillating weight. The decoration & finishing speaks for itself and i’m glad they have chosen to show the calibre.
Love it ! Well done, BOVET.