Grand Récital awarded at the Middle East Watch & Jewellery Of The Year Awards 2018

Maison BOVET was once again awarded by the Middle East Watch and Jewellery of the Year Awards.

Launched in May 2018, the Récital 22 Grand Récital, five times patented, attracted the experts’ attention, awarding it the « Best Design Watch Prize 2018 ». Over the past ten years, the Maison BOVET has won 28 prizes and filed 17 patents.

In 2016, BOVET astonished collectors with the unveiling of the Récital 18 Shooting Star, which revolutionized watchmaking design by combining its movement with a registered design asymmetrical case. A year later, BOVET reprised this incredible celestial timepiece with the Récital 20 Astérium, which borrowed the Récital 18 original case architecture.
The Récital 22 Grand Récital forms the third chapter in the poetic watchmaking narrative begun by Pascal Raffy and the Maison’s artisans two years ago. Together, they now invite us to observe the three heavenly bodies that set the pace of our lives: the sun, earth, and moon.

To accentuate the splendor of the sun, the tourbillon carriage has been raised above the surface of the movement. Its original construction is characterized by its central attachment, endowing the piece with exemplary chronometry, while achieving a peerless level of transparency.


The earth is represented by a hemisphere on the Récital 22, the surface of which is adorned with an engraved and hand-painted map. As in reality, the earth naturally performs one anti-clockwise rotation every 24 hours. At the base of the globe, a graduated scale displays the hour by means of a three-dimensional polished titanium hand, situated between the tourbillon and the globe.


The moon is depicted by a sphere divided into two parts: one black, while the second is engraved with the textured surface of the moon. The engraved sections of the second half are filled with a luminescent substance, which makes it possible to clearly see which part of the moon is directly illuminated by the sun.

Récital 22 Grand Récital displays the following functions ; hours (24H), retrograde minutes, seconds on the double face flying tourbillon, precision moon phase, retrograde date (both side), nine days power reserve and a retrograde perpetual calendar on the back.

Specially designed and developed for the Grand Récital, the perpetual calendar is brimming with innovative features. It is driven by a retrograde mechanism with a micrometric rack, also patented, which optimizes operation while reducing the amount of required space. A mechanism, thanks to a pushpiece located between the upper lugs, simultaneously adjusts all the timepiece’s functions. Therefore, if the timepiece has been stopped for six days, for instance, this pushpiece can be simply pressed six times to perfectly adjust the perpetual calendar and Tellurium functions simultaneously.

The unique architecture of the case, inspired by the shape of a writing slope opens a new window on the three-dimensional interpretation of time displays developed by Pascal Raffy and the BOVET watchmakers. Its case is available in red gold or platinum but only sixty Grand Récital movements will be issued by BOVET’s workshops.

Awards

In 1855, during the first universal exhibition held in Paris, BOVET won the golden media in the category “luxury” for a pair of enameled timepieces commissioned by the Emperor of China.
Since 2006 and the set-up of the integrated Manufacture DIMIER 1739, by Pascal Raffy, the House received 29 prestigious awards from renowned juries worldwide and among them the “Aiguille d’Or” of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève for the Récital 22 Grand Récital.

2018

  • Récital 22 Grand Récital “Aiguille d’Or” by Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Genève
  • Récital 22 Grand Récital “Innovation” by Watches Russia
  • Edouard Bovet “Grande Complication” by Watches Russia
  • Bovet Clock Asterium Tower, Seoul “Bronze A Design Award” Luxury Design Category
  • Récital 22 Grand Récital “Best of the Best” by Robb Report Russia

2017

  • Virtuoso VIII “Iconic Timepiece of the Year 2017” by Signature Magazine Oman
  • Récital 20 Astérium “Complicated Watch of the Year” by Revolution Russia
  • Pascal Raffy appointed a distinguished member of the “Caesar Honoris – Hall of Fame”
  • Monsieur Bovet “Best Classical Watch” at the Middle East Watch of the Year Awards
  • Récital 20 Astérium “Best of the Best” Astronomical Watches by Robb Report Russia

2016

  • Maison Bovet “Best Independent Watch Brand of the Year” at the Middle East Watch of the Year Awards
  • Récital 18 Shooting Star “Best of the Best” Travel Watches by Robb Report Russia
  • Récital 18 Shooting Star “Watch with Complications of the Year” at the Luxembourg Watch fair Awards

2015

  • Récital 17 “Best of the Best” Multi-Time Zone Watches by Robb Report Russia
  • Récital 17 “Best Multi-Time Zone Watch” at the Middle East Watch of the Year Awards

2014

  • Maison Bovet appointed at the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
  • Récital 9 Miss Alexandra “Ladies Watch of the Year” at 0024 European Watch of the Year Awards
  • Récital 9 Miss Alexandra “Ladies Watch of the Year” at 0024 European Watch of the Year Awards
  • Récital 12 Monsieur Dimier “Best Classical Watch” at the Middle East Watch of the Year Awards

2013

  • Amadéo Fleurier 39 Magnolia “Best of the Best” Visual Artistry by Robb Report Russia

2012

  • Rising Star “Best Multi Time Zone Watch” at Middle East Watch of the Year Awards
  • Maison Bovet “Brand of the Year” by GMW Magazine

2011

  • Amadéo Fleurier 39 Ladies Touch “Best of the Best” by Robb Report Russia
  • Ottanta Award Winner at the 0024 European Watch of the Year Awards
  • Ottanta “Best of the Best” Men’s Watches by Robb Report USA
  • Ottanta “Best of the Best” Design Watches by Robb Report Spain

2010

  • Tourbillon 5-Day Jumping Hours “Special Jury Prize” 0024 European Watch of the Year Awards
  • Ottanta “Best Achievement in Watch Design” by Revolution Asia

2007

  • Minute Repeater Jumping Hours “Best of the Best” Complication Watches by Robb Report Russia

2006

  • Maison Bovet Rising Star award for “Special Achievement” by Revolution Asia