Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital Watch Hands-On

Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital Watch Hands-On

Swiss Bovet ‘s Pascal Raffy actually presented the lavish and complicated new lead high-complication Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital watch to me when I met with him in Switzerland right off the bat in 2018. The 22nd model in the regarded Récital assortment is evidently so “grand” it required utilization of the term “Récital” twice in the product’s official name. Regularly eager and glad for his new “baby” Mr. Raffy was quick to call attention to a considerable lot of the Récital 22 Grand Récital’s specialized and stylish components, which make this profoundly restricted, generally half million-dollar watch a genuine prize.

Note the introduction box (I mean circle) that the Récital 22 Grand Récital watch comes in. In the pictures beneath you’ll see Mr. Raffy laying his hand on the brilliant style globe which comes with every one of these watches. The hardware in the introduction circle offer a flabbergasting light presentation when the circle is opened where the watch “rests.” Its a fabulous method to store an item like this and balances what is basically an over the top expensive toy for the most refined tastes. Furthermore, for that I love how Bovet keeps on dealing with each resulting Récital assortment watch that expands on the intriguing models that have come before.


aBlogtoWatch has not had the option to cover every one of the Bovet Récital assortment watches however we have covered many of them. Simply look for “Bovet Récital” and you’ll see a confounding cluster of captivating horological bearings Bovet has taken with the assortment throughout the long term. Around a half year before the distribution of our presentation of the Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital, we offered an involved glance at the Bovet Récital 20 Asterium watch here . For the Récital 22 Grand Récital assortment Bovet will create 60 pieces complete with half of the watches being in 18k red gold (reference R220001) and the other half being in 950 platinum (reference R22002).

The Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital starts with a round case that is lopsidedly thick given its wedge-style shape. This isn’t the main Bovet Récital watch to do this and it makes appreciating the dial more ergonomic. It likewise helps the general plan of the watch be considerably more unmistakable. The generally round case is sizable yet additionally entirely wearable being 46.3mm wide and 19.6mm thick (at its vastest point). Case water obstruction is 30m and it is sandwiched with AR-covered sapphire gem on the top and base. While the case has a progression of in-set pushers to address an assortment of highlights offered by the development, notwithstanding the crown the case has an enormous, prominent pusher situated at 12 o’clock. At the point when squeezed, this pusher progresses all the schedule settings by one day, which makes resetting the schedule complications a lot simpler if the force in the origin slows down (which will unquestionably happen except if you cautiously review to wind this physically twisted type about once a week).

As is the situation with other comparative watches of this kind, there is no reasonable qualification between the mechanical development within the watch and the dial. Both are associated together as scales, dials, and different markers are fabricated straightforwardly onto the actual development. Notwithstanding that, the Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital utilizes a decent arrangement of hand-getting done with, etching, and painting. The half-done globe show is excellent and painstakingly painted by hand. The best visual stunt utilized in the work of art measure is the use of iridescent finish paint. Bovet has explored different avenues regarding this sort of luminant paint in the past with extraordinary achievement. You can see a modest bunch of pictures in this article of what shines on the dial in obscurity after the substance of the Récital 22 Grand Récital has been appropriately accused of adequate light. Most watches of this customary style and complexity won’t have a “light display” of that sort to impart to its proprietor. All things considered, the framework for telling the time isn’t altogether brilliant. The watch just shows time in 24-hour design with the hours being brilliant however not the retrograde moment hand.


Understanding exactly what the Récital 22 Grand Récital watch does is quite of the good times. The inconceivably complicated in-house made type 17DM03-TEL mechanical development has pointers on both the front and back of the watch. Those acquainted with mechanical watch complications ought to have the option to sort out basically everything the development shows, however on the off chance that you need a genuine treat, simply pull off your Récital 22 Grand Récital before a layman and see them battle to decide even the time. A great many people seeing the Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital will no uncertainty appreciate the blues and greens of the painted Earth and spotlight on the turning movement of the tourbillon.

Bovet alludes to the galactic showcase on the front dial of the Récital 22 Grand Récital as a “Tellurium-Orrery.” This kind of orrery has the Earth inverse the tourbillon (which fills in as the guideline arrangement of the development) to demonstrate the seconds, and to address the situation of the Sun. Around the Earth is a circling circle which addresses the Moon. It likewise turns to exhibit the moon stage from the point of view of that piece of the Earth. With the tourbillon situated as the Sun, the calculation of how light plays with the Moon can be outwardly perceived in apparent detail. A scale around the Moon circle further verbalizes the current stage on the inclined rib ring.


To the left of the Earth show is a retrograde moment marker and to one side of the Earth is a force hold pointer. You’ll notice that the development incorporates a sum of nine days of force hold. I love the inclined retrograde presentations and the bended blued hands which follow them. One last complication on the dial is an optional presentation for the date. This is seen through a profound round window just to one side of the twofold sided flying tourbillon.

Turn the Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital over and the development has more data for the client to process. Here you see the complete never-ending schedule show with windows for the jump year, day of the week, and month. The date is addressed through one more retrograde scale and there turns out to be another little pointer window for the hours. The type 17DM03-TEL development is delivered from 472 sections and gets its nine-day power save from a solitary origin barrel with the equilibrium wheel’s operational recurrence being 2.5Hz (18,000 bph).

Mr. Raffy makes an ideal model for his watches chiefly in light of the fact that he makes these items above all else to fulfill his own preferences. Items, for example, the Récital 22 Grand Récital exhibit Bovet’s devotion to genuinely proceeding with the well established specialty of building smaller than usual urban areas in metal and different materials intended to follow and show the time. The sentiment of having the option to peruse the time as a component of the revolution of the Earth is obvious when wearing an item, for example, this and more than compensates for being a vanguard show. Let’s be straightforward, anybody getting a Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital surely has different watches the individual in question can wear when basically needing to know the time. As Mr. Raffy likes to say, the Récital 22 Grand Récital is absolutely rich with “artistic density.” He and I both offer an appreciation for such efforts.


Bovet figures out how to deliver at any rate one new Récital watch each a year, and despite the fact that these models expand on each other, each is a significant accomplishment unto itself. One might say, the routineness of these watch discharges is a demonstration of the market for these watches, just as the way that couple of brands, for example, Bovet depend so vigorously on stunning items, for example, this to broaden the brand and pleasure its clients. Bigger Swiss watchmakers every so often come out with a super complicated watch much the same as the Récital 22 Grand Récital as promoting radiance items keeping in mind the desire of selling a higher volume of less complicated watches. Bovet is one of only a handful few brands that keeps on putting such a lot of accentuation into uncontrollably strange watches, for example, the Récital assortment models with a plan volume and delivery recurrence that can be portrayed as “prolific.” I for one truly appreciate each new cycle of the Récital watch family and cheer Mr. Raffy and the Bovet brand for advocating these unique and provocative extravagance watch products.

The Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital watch (restricted release of 60 pieces complete) in 18k red gold (R220001) has a retail cost of $469,800 USD and the platinum variant (R220002) has a retail cost of $502,200 USD. bovet.com