BOVET 1822 launches the Récital 27 presented in four bespoke limited edition timepieces to mark the occasion of SIAR 2019 that will take place in Mexico from October 15 to October 17.
For this exclusive design, the Récital 27 features guilloche dials plated in the green of the national flag, evoking Mexico’s independence. The Mexican coat of arms, depicting a golden eagle perched on a prickly pear tree eating a serpent, appears in an elegant watermark on the sapphire back of the timepiece. Finally, the bezel is hand-engraved with a series of concentric geometric motifs typical of Mayan culture.
This timepiece offers three time zones and a moon phase indicator. The two secondary timezones display hours and minutes. Also, there is a day-night indicator and a city indicator linked to the timezone displayed. The 24 cities, including Mexico City, feature one of the Mexican flag colors, as well as the language of the country.
All of these features blend in a rare elegance, highlighted by the virtuosity of the BOVET 1822 artisans who participated in the development and manufacturing of this exclusive series that will be a delight to collectors and enthusiasts.
In 2016, BOVET 1822 unveiled the Shooting Star tourbillon, the first timepiece in an exclusive collection dedicated to astronomy. The Astérium and Grand Récital tourbillons then followed in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Each of the three timepieces boasted groundbreaking technical specificities and explored new ways of measuring time, and each was also housed in a characteristic inclined case, inspired by and shaped like a sloped writing desk.
Designed by BOVET 1822 Owner, Mr. Raffy, the “writing slope” case features a bezel inclined at 6 o’clock. This ingenious idea makes it possible to diversify and organize the types of displays by using domes, rollers, discs, and three-dimensional hands to enhance intuitiveness, ergonomics, and elegance. The three-dimensional design prioritizes information for improved readability and brings the collector’s eye to the heart of the movement to discover the excellence found in each detail.
As seen by the numerous awards bestowed on the trilogy’s timepieces, notably including the Aiguille d’Or Grand Prix which honored Grand Récital at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2018, collectors and experts commend the stylistic revolution of the “writing slope” case.
Mr. Raffy’s inspired “writing slope” case design meets and once again exceeds collectors’ expectations in the Maison’s latest timepiece, the Récital 27, by simultaneously introducing four complications developed specifically to be housed within the “writing slope” case.
Model: Récital 27 – Limited Edition « Mexico »
Reference Number: R270005-G1-01
Limited Edition: 4 movements
Type: Dimier « writing desk » case
Diameter: 46.30 mm
Thickness: 15.95 mm
Material: 18K red gold
Bezel: 18K red gold, hand-engraved with typical geometric motif of Mayan culture
Case back: Sapphire, decorated with the motif of the Mexican pavilion
Water resistance: 30m
Full skin alligator, in green
Buckle: 18K red gold ardillon
Type: Hand wound movement
Diameter: 13½ ’’’with 16’’’module
Power reserve: 7 days
Hours, minutes, 2nd time zone (hours and minutes), 3rd time zone (hours and minutes), 24 cities indicator and day/night indicator for 2nd and 3rd time zone, double hemisphere moonphase and power reserve indicator, sub-seconds on the back
Guilloche, green lacquered
The cities, in green, are mentioned in Spanish language