Bovet introduces Récital 23, the first women’s timepiece to feature the iconic “writing slope” case, and in another first, has an oval shape that is 43 mm high and 28.7 mm wide. Hours and minutes occupy an off-centre dial at 6 o’clock, while a deeply poetic three-dimensional moon phase is displayed on the upper section of the timepiece.
A self-winding mechanical movement drives the Récital 23. Its oscillating weight in 22-ct gold is finely hand-engraved with the Fleurisanne motif that Maison Bovet 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’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 is filled with luminescent material. The moon phase is read via a three-dimensional circular aperture which requires over a day’s work to manufacture and decorate. The precision mechanism used to drive the moon phase requires correction only once every 122 years.
On its debut, the Récital 23 will be available in white gold, red gold or titanium models. The gold cases may be decorated with a bezel set with round diamonds or baguette-cut diamonds or be entirely paved with round diamonds.
Bovet also offers a choice of two dials irrespective of the case’s material: blue aventurine glass or black Tahitian mother-of-pearl adorned with a delicate guilloché motif, over which. This results in six possible variants of the model for the collector to choose from.Every hour, when the elegant hour and minute hands overlap, their atypical designs form the shape of a heart, outlined in negative space. The bracelet is full skin alligator with an 18K buckle with red or white gold ardillon.