Bovet’s Recital 22 Grand Recital, winner of the prestigious Aiguille d’Or at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve, is the brand’s most recent step into creative movement architecture. Built into a wedge shape that creates an ergonomic angle on the wrist, the watch presents a world time indication as a rotating hand-painted globe (heavily painted with SuperLuminova for a spectacular nighttime display). The watch also brings an astronomical perspective to the movements of the moon, earth and sun. With the tourbillon representing the sun, and a fully accurate orbiting moon, the wearer can see the relative positions that explain the sun’s position in the sky, the phase of the moon, and with some imagination, even the tides.
The redesigned perpetual calendar on the reverse side was probably the most difficult technical feature involved in the design of the movement with window indications for the leap year, day and month and a highly unusual rotating retrograde disk for the date.