A Signature Gem
Bovet has always brought style and design with their timepieces, and certainly when they introduced the Recital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One in 1999 they captured the hearts of many horological lovers. The unique case provided the visibility of a complex movement and a striking sapphire case. So it should be no surprise that the brand now introduces the Recital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two. This new watch was developed with an indexable second time zone movement, an exquisite but symmetrical layout, and the Bovet’s signature double faced flying tourbillon design. Of course it is a limited edition, so pay attention because this is a masterpiece.
As a new design every detail becomes important, but with a timepiece there are some obvious elements that have to be considered, two of those clearly are functionality and legibility. Bovet knows that crafting a spectacular watch requires more than just standard elements, it needs innovative aspects, beauty, and certainly a very dramatic and complex mechanical heart. The brand has through the years always delivered exceptional timepieces, and the Bovet Recital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two is no exception. The skeletonized mechanical blend this inner working presents is well balanced with visual brilliance and ornate elegance.
The exquisite 47.8mm sapphire case surrounding this watch have some shared elements with its predecessor, the most significant being the sloped and angled shaped case. The brand angled case is aesthetically designed for better visibility at oblique angles, and couple that with the domed subdials, makes this timepiece so easy to read. The small domes sitting at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock display the second time zone and moonphase complication. That indexable second time zone provides the wearers the ability to track the time in one of 24 cities around the world, and gives you the golden indicator to surround the city of choice. The real focal point of this time piece is the moonphase element of the dial, featuring the hand engraved moon phases.
The Bovet Recital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two is visually dynamic because of the double-sided design, allowing the window through the caseback. The other true excellence of this watch is the simple elegance, a stunning royal blue alligator leather strap, a shiny glossy finish which enhances the ridges of the material. The silver stitching has been done in platinum thread and brings a contrast to the strap that just sets off the blue tones of the dial and draws you in to the design. The limited edition details for this production are not as precise as this brand movement, but be assured it will be amazing. Expect the unexpected when it comes to this brand and especially when it comes to this specific timepiece.