Bovet completes the trilogy of celestial pieces with the theatrical Bovet Recital 22 Grand Recital
Two years ago, Bovet astounded with its Recital 18 Shooting Star tourbillon – a watchmaking design in which time was articulated through a dance between the earth and moon. In the wake of this, the Recital 20 Asterium sported a dome of translucent blue quartz on which was a laser-engraved sky.
This year, Bovet completes the trilogy of celestial pieces through the fullness of ‘astronomical theatre’. A flying tourbillon is evocative of the sun with fiery rays serving as its carriage bridge, while the earth rotates on a 24-hour cycle. Around it, one finds the moon orbiting in the exact length of its synodic period of 29.53 days. On the globe, one finds the painted clouds and air currents separated in three-dimensionality from the crust with layers of lacquer.
Of the 60 pieces to be made, Bovet is offering owners the choice of the orientation of the world map, so that the chosen location would be positioned on the earth-sun axis upon midday. The integrated perpetual calendar is given ease of use with a pushpiece between the upper lugs, while a barrel supplies the 472 components with enough power for nine days.