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Robb Report « Best of the Best »

Récital 20 Astérium® elected in Robb Report Russia « Best of the Best » in the astronomical watches category

As it does every year, the Russian edition of the most influential luxury magazine, Robb Report, presented its “Best of the Best” classifications in July.  The biggest icons of the luxury industry are singled out according to the sections usually included in the magazine.

Having already won recognition in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015 and then 2016, the House of BOVET has once again been included in the ranks of this prestigious selection.

The Tourbillon Récital 20 Astérium® was recognized by the panel of experts as the “Best of the Best” in astronomical timepieces.

Numerous criteria were determined by the experts in order to honor the very best in watchmaking excellence. Design, aesthetics, reliability, innovation and accuracy are those that enabled the Récital 20 Astérium® to outperform its competitors. The panel was particularly sensitive to the inclusion of a 325.25-day cam, which drives the astronomical functions with unprecedented precision. Indeed, astronomical functions in watchmaking are often driven by a perpetual calendar, which is inaccurate from a strictly astronomical point of view.

This new distinction honors the virtuosity of BOVET’s craftsmen, whose unrelenting passion allows them, year after year, to redefine luxury in its noblest expression.

The Récital 20 Astérium® was entirely conceived, developed and manufactured from within the BOVET workshops to be absolutely consistent with the vision of long-term development promoted by Pascal Raffy, owner of the House of BOVET 1822 and its manufactures.

Since 1822, Russia’s characteristic taste for art and watchmaking has allowed BOVET to maintain close ties with Russian collectors, known for their distinction and, as such, their high expectations. These ties, upheld by Pascal Raffy, enable the House of BOVET 1822 to best meet the needs of collectors and to endlessly redefine the boundaries of excellence.

It is therefore with pride and gratitude that Pascal Raffy and all of the BOVET craftsmen dedicate this award to the collectors, who have helped write the most beautiful pages of the last two centuries of luxury watchmaking. At the same time, their expertise and passion also inspire the collections of the future which, we hope, will manage to delight collectors and experts as much the Tourbillon Récital 20 Asterium® has.