Récital 23Reference# R230003NEWManufacturer's retail price: $102,500.00Compare
- Case: 18-karat rose gold, diamond-set
- Size: 43mm
- Movement: automatic-winding manufacture caliber 11DA17-MP
- Function: moon phase
- Power Reserve: approximately 62 hours
- Water Resistance: 30m
- Dial: blue aventurine glass
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Strap/Bracelet: alligator leather
The Récital 23 is the first Bovet women’s timepiece to feature the “writing slope” case, which is designed here for the first time in an oval shape that is 43mm high and 28.7mm wide. Hours and minutes occupy an off-center dial at 6 o'clock, while a deeply poetic three-dimensional moon phase is displayed on the upper section of the timepiece.
Since the dawn of time, people have been telling the time by the stars. Many cultures still use the lunar calendar and the dates of many — often religious — celebrations are frequently established according to the age of the moon. The moon also exerts a physical influence on our world, notably on the tides. Fishermen as well as farmers and winegrowers order their activities in accordance with our natural satellite. Sensibilities and moods are also often connected to lunar changes and it seems illusory to attempt to draw up an exhaustive list of the beliefs and influences attributed to the moon.
The Récital 23 timepiece is driven by a self-winding mechanical movement. Its oscillating weight in 22-ct gold is finely hand-engraved with the "Fleurisanne" motif that Maison Bovet 1822 has been producing for almost two centuries. Its oscillations power two barrels whose energy guarantees 62 hours of power reserve. The module, entirely developed and manufactured in Bovet 1822's workshops, makes it possible to offset the time display and add the moon phase indicator.
Presented in the form of a hemispherical dome, the moon phase indicator majestically corresponds to the volume of the "writing slope” case. The dome's surface is engraved to evoke the lunar surface and filled with luminescent material. This feat is all the more remarkable due to the indicator's camber. It is read via a three-dimensional circular aperture that singlehandedly requires over a day's work to be manufactured and decorated. The precision mechanism used to drive the moon phase requires correction only once every 122 years.