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The Grand Prix awards are voted on by more than 800 knowledgeable watch industry experts, journalists, collectors, and watch retailers from around the world.

Astronomical timepieces have been pushing watchmaking forward since the dawn of civilization, driven by mankind's efforts to control time and understand the heavens.

BOVET continues this tradition with the Récital 20 Astérium. Inspired by the travels of Edouard Bovet (the founder of BOVET more than 200 years ago) and the importance of innovation, BOVET owner Pascal Raffy and his team engineered and designed this complex timepiece that is simple to use and stunning on the wrist.

“My thanks go to the GPHG, the Jury, and the Academy for this honor, but first and foremost my heartfelt appreciation and respect to my extraordinary team at BOVET, artisans all, without whom none of our achievements would be possible,”says Mr. Raffy.

Astronomical timepieces are the most difficult to make and the most complex in the entire watch world. Housed in BOVET’s trademarked Writing Slope case, the Astérium puts its spectacular handcrafted movement on full display.

The BOVET Récital 20 Astérium is truly the pinnacle of astronomical timepieces and a worthy winner of the Award granted by the GPHG.

Mr. Pascal Raffy, owner of BOVET 1822.

The Récital 20 Astérium