A brand that has never been afraid to experiment with colour, for 2023, Bovet is adding fresh, on-trend shades to its Récital 23 collection.
Manufacturing nearly 100% of its components in-house, including the hairspring, luxury Swiss watch house Bovet has, for more than 200 years, combined handcrafted horology with the finest metiers d’art, producing the finest timepieces in numbers that are strictly limited by production.
The Récital 23, a long-time favourite in the Bovet line-up, serves as a canvas for fine jewellery and creative arts to meet haute horlogerie. The dial is hand-engraved and polished before being meticulously gem-set.
The unique, 43mm x 38.7mm Dimier ‘writing slope’ case of the Récital 23, which enables perfect views of the dial when the watch is on the wrist, is in red gold set with 174 round-cut diamonds, with an additional 72 diamonds on the bezel and a cabochon gem set into the winding crown.
Two new colour and material treatments have been added to the range this year – summer blue and cool green. The dials have been hand guillochéd and then lacquered, to give a distinct look reminiscent of lush vegetation and calm waters on sunny days. Each hour, the serpentine hands come together to form a heart, adding a romantic touch.
The off-set dial features 10 diamond indices and a precise moonphase at 12 o’clock. The 3D moon is hand-engraved and filled with fluorescent material. Its accuracy means that it only needs to be corrected once every 122 years.
Keen to make the watch as user-friendly as possible, Bovet’s owner Pascal Raffy has made setting the moonphase pure simplicity by adding a push button to the crown’s sapphire cabochon.
The watch is powered by a 246-component self-winding movement with a frequency of 4 Hz and a power reserve of 60 hours. A hand-engraved gold rotor is visible through the sapphire crystal exhibition caseback.
The pieces are water resistant to 30 metres and are presented on a colour-matched green alligator-leather or blue lizard-skin strap with red-gold ardillon buckle.