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The INSANE Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital | Luxury Watch Review

The INSANE Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital | Luxury Watch Review


What’s up, guys? I’m Brian Sacawa, you’re watching He Spoke
Style and today we are are at the Watches of Switzerland boutique in the Wynn Las Vegas
to get hands on with one of the most insanely complicated watches in the entire world, and
the top prize winner at the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve, of course I’m
talking about the Bovet Recital 22 Grand Recital. Okay, here it is in the metal, number ONE
of 60 that will be produced. Now, I said this watch was insanely complicated,
which is absolutely true, but it is also just straight up insane. Before we get to all of the features of the
watch, let’s start off with a few of the specs. 46.3mm case diameter, 19.6mm thickness, comes
in either 18k red gold or platinum, full grain alligator strap, but sorry to disappoint,
it is not water resistant. This is definitely a big watch, and if you’re
thinking, man that’s just too big, I would say that size here is completely immaterial
as it is truly the beauty, ingenuity, craftsmanship, and passion that is expressed inside the case
which is what we should really be paying attention to here. This watch is built around a tellurium. A tellurium is a type of astronomical model
that shows the relationship between and the relative positions of the sun, the moon, and
the earth. The sun here is represented by a beautiful
one-minute flying tourbillon. The earth is seen from a point above the north
pole and is hand-painted in detail, even with wisps of clouds here and there. The earth completes a full rotation every
24 hours, signifying its daily trip around the sun. Hours are expressed around the earth and a
fixed pointer at 6 o’clock shows the wearer’s relative location and the hour of the day. The earth also has luminous material applied
which is absolutely striking when charged and seen with no light. Around the earth we have the moon, which completes
its journey around the earth in one synodic month, or 29.53 days. The phases of the moon are listed in the ring
encircling the earth. To the left of the earth is a retrograde minutes
display. To the right, we have a retrograde power reserve
indicator. Nine days of power, fully wound. The date can be seen through an aperture underneath
the minutes display. The entire display here is accurate to one
day’s error in 122 years. That’s the front, now let’s take a look
at the case back, which is equally impressive. Here we are looking at a full perpetual calendar. There are displays for the day of the week,
the month, and the date which is shown on a moving retrograde disk, which is one of
five total patents that Bovet holds for this watch. We’ve also got windows for a leap year indication
as well as the hour of the day. One thing that I really love about this movement
and case back are the three inscriptions here. I’ll spare you from my terrible French and
just translate. Up at the top it reads, “to serve a punctual
gentleman”, to the left, “made by masterful hands”, and to the right, “and thus we
attest long-lasting value.” It should be pretty obvious that the Recital
22 Grand Recital is not just a watch. It is an absolutely stunning achievement in
watchmaking for Bovet and a true piece of art. At a price point of $469,800 in 18k red gold
and $502,200 in platinum, I think it’s fair to say that this is not a piece that, let’s
say, most people will have the purchasing power to acquire, but as a lover of fine watchmaking
it sure is nice to know that something like this exists, and not only that, but that the
passion, innovation, and vision to IMAGINE something like the Bovet Recital 22 Grand
Recital also exists. Want to give a big thank you to Bovet and
also to Watches of Switzerland for the opportunity to bring this watch to you. Definitely not something you get to see everyday! Let me know what you guys thought of this
watch down below in the comments. Thumbs up if you liked this video. Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel
and until next time, thanks for watching and stay tailored.


Reader Comments

  1. Nice review! Support and feature great watches. By all means i hope you keep it that way so we wont see in the near future a "Vincero suggestion/option" from you. Promote quality. Great video as always!

  2. Whilst I definitely can appreciate and respect the almost unfathomable craftsmanship of this piece, I wouldn't be brave enough to even touch it. Thanks for the presentation.

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