Spring/Summer 2018

Luxury Goods, Jewellery & Watches
Bovet’s Grand Récital

The infinite scope of Bovet owner Pascal Raffy’s imagination takes its latest form in the new celestial timepiece Récital 22 Grand Récital tourbillon.

It forms the third chapter in the poetic watchmaking narrative begun by Raffy and the maison’s artisans two years ago.

The grand astronomical theatre Récital 22 Grand Récital tourbillon has been presented by Bovet in a Tellerium-Orrery, with the Sun represented by the flying tourbillon, whose carriage bridge evokes fiery rays. The striking hemispherical Earth rotates on its own axis and shows the hours on a natural 24-hour cycle. Finally, a spherical moon orbits the Earth according to the exact length of its synodic period, that is, 29.53 days.

To accentuate the splendour of the Sun, the tourbillon carriage has been raised above the surface of the movement. Its original patented construction is characterised by its central attachment, endowing the piece with exemplary chronometry, while achieving a peerless level of transparency. 

Meanwhile, the five arms of the titanium carriage bridge surround the regulating organ. This three-dimensional representation of the Sun showcases the finish of the bridge’s five arms, rounded by hand, which subtly frame the timepiece’s celestial decoration. By rotating once every 60 seconds, the tourbillon indicates the seconds by a hand affixed directly to the carriage wheel and travels over a scaled 20-second sector.

The Earth is represented by a hemisphere on the Récital 22, the surface of which is adorned with an engraved and hand-painted map, on which the oceans, mountains, deserts, and forests are executed in painstaking detail. The Moon is represented by a sphere that makes a complete orbit once every 29.53 days exactly.  


© Al Hilal Group all rights reserved. Designed & Developed by North Star.