Bovet Manufactory has presented visually impressive timepiece Bovet Récital 18 Shooting Star. This magnificent piece of watchmaking art released in a limited edition of 50 pieces. Bovet annually produces several models of high-tech watches, and Shooting Star is at the forefront of the expected novelties.
World time display at Bovet Récital 18 Shooting Star is represented by means of a hemisphere. This approach allows us to determine the time for all time zones, and it can be done simultaneously. To set the world time using the crown. When it is released on a special index of the cities Roller is driven by displaying the selected city. At the same time, the arrow moves to the hemisphere, making it possible to know the time in the desired region. This complication is controlled by a column wheel, making it possible to effectively use the space of the dial.
Bovet Récital 18 Shooting Star also has a moon phase indicator, which is well located to the left of the dial. The indicator includes data for the southern and northern hemispheres. To indicate the use of the ring fixed on the surface of the sky. The adjustment accuracy of the display of the moon phase should be performed once in 122 years. A luminous coating the surface of the display gives an incredible visual effect. Exactly the same coating have the hemisphere. In poor lighting conditions still can seen the indicators due to the luminescent coating.
The time in Bovet Récital 18 Shooting Star watch is displayed with the help of window jumping hour and retrograde minute scale in 12 hours. Between these two indicators integrated power reserve indicator, which is designed for 5 days. Tourbillon runs at a frequency of 21 600 pc / h, and the bridge of the tourbillon carriage is decorated with an engraving made by hand. The cost of new items Bovet Récital 18 Shooting Star is 295 000 CHF.
The watch case has a diameter of 46 mm, and a thickness of 18.15 mm, it is made of 18k white gold, and is water resistant to 30 meters. Watches are equipped with alligator strap with a gold buckle. The mechanism of this model with manual winding, 17DM01-HU caliber, a power reserve is 5 days, the carrying frequency of 21 600 pc / h. The watch is released in a limited edition, only 50 pieces.
Yet it is sometimes insight into the history of a brand, to better understand its success and development of the story. Bovet occupy a niche in watchmaking, thanks to avant-garde design and design ideas. Edward Beauvais, the first to use the transparent case back in their creations, through which you could see the operation of the mechanism. The innovative seconds hand in the form of a snake has added dynamics of the dial design.
At the beginning of the XIX century, when the 24-year-old Edward Beauvais from Flёre organized in the city of Canton (Guangzhou) his company for the manufacture of watches, the world first heard of the watch brand Vovet. The representatives of the clergy of the Celestial Empire is often ordered the pair pocket watch Bovet – to maintain the harmony of the universe. These watches were a mirror image of each other.
Dynasty watchmakers Beauvais remained part of China’s history, even after finally returned to Switzerland. Status manufactory confirms the fact that the chronometers of the brand were the subject of the imperial family collectibles.
During the war of the late XIX – early XX century palaces of the Middle Kingdom it was looted and dispersed collection of the world. The remains of the imperial collection can also be seen in one of the halls 9999 “Forbidden City” (the palace of the Chinese emperor), where is located a small watches museum.
Bovet company has become a symbol of an era, and fight its repeaters in no small measure contributed to the great revival of the Chinese dragon, which symbolizes success.