Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter TwoReference# R26C2001
- Limited Edition: Bovet will produce 60 movements for the entire Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two collection
- Case: sapphire crystal, writing slope shape
- Size: 47.8mm
- Movement: hand-wound manufacture caliber 17DM06-DT
- Function: tourbillon, moon phase, world time with hemispherical city indicator
- Power Reserve: approximately five days
- Water Resistance: 30m
- Dial: blue quartz
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Strap/Bracelet: hand-sewn alligator leather
- Factory Warranty: five years
Following the lauded success of the Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One, Pascal Raffy, owner of the House of Bovet 1822, and the skilled artisans of the House of Bovet are honored to premiere the Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two, presented in the iconic sloped writing case that features Bovet’s patented double-sided flying tourbillon, a second-time zone with a 24-city disc, and a precision moon phase, in addition to offering the autonomy of a five-day power reserve.
The Brainstorm Chapter Two is the second timepiece in the Bovet collection to be fitted with a sapphire crystal case in the emblematic writing case with an asymmetrical profile imagined by Raffy in 2016. The slope of its bezel allows the collector to explore new display mechanisms that guarantee intuitive and increased readability. Concentric rollers, rotating domes, and three-dimensional needles were used to express time in new ways. The protected design of the writing case opens up new horizons in terms of the very architecture of the movements, by optimizing the volume which simultaneously increases the functionalities offered, the chronometry, the reliability, and the readability.
The collector will discover the complexity of precious watchmaking mechanics from a new angle where the decorative arts illuminate the third dimension in a vision previously unexplored.
The fully developed caliber for this Brainstorm Chapter Two is entirely manufactured in the Bovet 1822 workshops and is the result of a new design. Absolute control of energy guarantees an autonomy greater than five days of power reserve, which maintains the oscillations of the regulating structure at a frequency which has been increased to the frequency of 21,600 v/h for spectacular chronometry enhanced by the patented double-sided flying tourbillon.
The information provided by this new caliber is displayed consistently in the volume of the case. A dome dial, available in a choice of blue or green translucent quartz or blue aventurine glass, displays the hours and minutes of local time in the upper part of the case. The seconds are read by an index fixed on the tourbillon, itself, placed at 6 o’clock which makes a complete revolution, in 60 seconds. Finally, two rotating domes placed, respectively, at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock harmoniously complete the shaping.
The dome, located at 3 o’clock, displays a second time zone, according to the construction, specifically developed for this timepiece and subject to a patent. The names of 24 cities representing the 24 time zones are printed on the rotating part of the dome which makes a complete revolution, by scanning the 24-hour graduation of the base ring. A three-dimensional V-shaped needle allows the collector to select the displayed time zone. This clever and innovative combination, united with the dome, allows optimal readability, despite the reduced diameter of the entire display. In addition to a second time zone display, this new display also offers the world time function, which allows the time in each of the 24 time zones to be read simultaneously. An intuitive indication that has never found a better justification than at the time of ultra-connectivity.
In perfect symmetry, the moon phase indicator is positioned at 9 o’clock and is also displayed by a rotating dome. The surface of the lunar ground is engraved by hand before luminescent material is applied, also, by hand. The two circular windows which overhang the dome make it possible to read the age of the moon according to the specific orientation of its crescent, whether one is in the Northern Hemisphere or the Southern Hemisphere of the Earth. The precision mechanism that drives this dome gives it an accuracy that requires a correction of one day every 122 years!