Bovet presents Récital 27, a new timepiece that shows simultaneously four complications developed specifically to be housed in the 46mm “writing slope” case.
The success of the multiple time zones manufactured by Bovet illustrates collectors’ growing interest for useful functionalities as well as for ergonomic and intuitive timepieces that offer ease of use. Using their extensive experience, the Bovet watchmakers designed Récital 27 by making great use of the emblematic “writing slope” case’s proportions and thus meeting collectors’ expectations by offering them no fewer than three time zones which can be set to winter or summer hours for each chosen location.
The choice of three time zones is not insignificant. Historically, Maison was founded in three separate time zones simultaneously. Indeed, when it was founded on May 1, 1822, the Bovet brothers were already present in Switzerland, London and China. Beyond this historical anecdote, the three time zones offer collectors an answer suited to the modern world and to the immediacy of communications on a global scale.
The local time is displayed in hours and minutes at the center of the timepiece while the secondary time zones appear at 3 and 9 o’clock. Each of the secondary time zones displays hours and minutes on a traditional 12-hour dial. A day/night indicator prevents any confusion between morning and afternoon. Finally, an aperture displays the name of an iconic city corresponding to the time zone indicated by the hands. For those collectors who so desire, the city discs can be customized to indicate the cities of their choice. Through its intuitive system of correctors, the three time zones can be set individually while adjusting for summer or winter hours.
A dome moon phase indicator completes the blue guilloché dial. Its surface is engraved to evoke the lunar surface and for heightened realism, the lower sections hand-filled with Superluminova. The precision mechanism used to drive the moon phase requires correction only once every 122 years.
On the back of the watch, the bottom sapphire glass reveals the entire hand wound movement showing off the seconds through a sectoral dial as well as the large 7 days’ power reserve obtained by the energy produced by a single barrel.
Bovet Récital 27 is a limited edition of 60 timepieces and is available in titanium grade 5 and in red gold 18K. (Price CHF. 66.000 in Titanium)