Récital 12 “Monsieur Dimier”Reference# R120006-03
- Limited Edition: 100 pieces
- Case: 18-karat white gold
- Size: 42mm
- Movement: hand-wound manufacture caliber 13DM01
- Function: power reserve
- Power Reserve: approximately seven days
- Water Resistance: 30m
- Dial: gray, circular brushed
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Strap/Bracelet: alligator leather
The Récital 12 “Monsieur Dimier” is powered by the first movement developed and manufactured entirely by watchmakers of the Dimier Manufacture and to be regulated by a non-tourbillon movement.
Specifically conceived and designed for the special features of different Bovet 1822 collections, this caliber has the ability to evolve and adapt to the type of indications it will be required to display.
For its first appearance, Pascal Raffy and his team chose to present it in all its splendor. Through the use of a reverse hand-fitting, the movement reveals its gear-train, the oscillations of its balance, and a transparent coaxial choreography supporting the triple seconds-hand characteristic of the collection.
A series of elegant curves, the contours of the bridges form symmetrical shapes against which the time is displayed in the off-center dial at 3 o’clock. The surfaces of the bridge present circular Côtes de Genève decorations centered on the axis of the seconds-hand. It is with a rare elegance that the concentric shapes of the movement and its decoration lead the eye directly to the essential information provided by this caliber.
Positioned symmetrically, two openings have been cut out in the surface of the barrel’s and power reserve’s bridge. The first houses a power-reserve indicator, a judicious feature given that this is a manually-wound movement. The second reveals a segment of the single barrel, which allows it to guarantee a seven-day power reserve.
The effective power-reserve is in fact largely in excess of seven days, however the final hours dispensed by the mainspring are always prone to amplitude, as a result of which timekeeping deteriorates. Because the artisans of the Manufacture Dimier 1738 allow no compromise, Pascal Raffy wished logically to indicate the remaining power-reserve during which the timepiece will tell the time with an accuracy worthy of its haute horlogerie credentials.
In terms of chronometry, the design office of the manufacture opted for a traditional escapement, which became the focus of original studies and calculations. Accustomed to the constraints imposed by the manufacture of tourbillons, they developed and produced a sprung-balance assembly offering an impeccable level of performance. Careful attention was paid to the power-reserve and to the instantaneous and long-term chronometry equation, guaranteeing qualities that collectors will fully appreciate.