Bovet Fleurier Récital 18 | The Shooting Star®
The Shooting Star®
5-Day Tourbillon Jumping Hours Retrograde Minutes with hemispherical universal time and hemispherical double moon phase
BEFORE EVEN COMMENCING WORK ON THIS TIMEPIECE, the technicians and watchmakers at BOVET 1822 and DIMIER 1738 Manufacture began by ‘forgetting’ their certainties and habits in order to deliver a more intuitive and innovative way of reading the time articulated around the two celestial bodies that define it: the earth and the moon.
At 12 o'clock Recital 18 tells the time thanks to its jumping hour and retrograde minutes.
At 2 o'clock a second time zone of your choice is displayed: maybe home, your office, or your children's home. It is indicated on a 3D map of the Earth, along with a black rolodex-type list of major cities.
At 6 o'clock, the flying tourbillon features a triple seconds-hand, unusually placed under the tourbillon. The decorated cage has three curved arms, engraved and bevelled by dozens of hours of hand-work.
Finally, looking at 9 o'clock is like lifting one’s gaze towards the Moon: Récital 18 exactly reflects the one above the Earth, both in the Northern and in the Southern hemisphere. That Moon is entirely hand-engraved, coated with SuperLuminova, as is the Earth hemisphere. Both reflect the spherical nature of the terrestrial and lunar globes.
BEFORE THE TOURBILLON RÉCITAL 18 SHOOTING STAR, the notion of infinity was defined by two closely related concepts alone: space and time. To these we must now add the passion of Pascal Raffy and the craftsmen of the House of BOVET, which has once again proved that it has no limits.