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Bovet - Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two

After the Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One, Bovet presented the next step, the Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two, the second timepiece of the brand to be fitted with  the characterizing sloped writing case. This exclusive model features Bovet’s patented double-sided flying tourbillon, a second-time zone with a twenty-four city disc, a precision moon phase and a remarkable 5 days of power reserve delivered by a single barrel.

Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two

Selected for its crystalline transparency, sapphire is also the second hardest material known after diamond and it is lighter than titanium. On the other side, machining and polishing sapphire are extremely challenging operations due to the hardness of the material, especially with a complex case like the one of the Recital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two.

Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two

The middle and the glass form one single element with a diameter of 47.80 mm. The back is made up of a bezel and four horns machined from grade 5 titanium.

The transparency of the sapphire crystal case makes it possible to appreciate almost any detail of the in-house developed 17DM06-DT hand-wound movement beating at the frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour.

Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two

A dome dial, available in a choice of blue or green translucent quartz or blue aventurine glass, displays the hours and minutes of local time in the upper part of the case. The seconds are read by an index fixed on the tourbillon placed at 6 o'clock which makes a complete revolution, in 60 seconds.

The dome, located at 3 o'clock, displays a second time zone. The names of 24 cities representing the 24 time zones are printed on the rotating part of the dome which makes a complete revolution, by scanning the 24-hour graduation of the base ring. A three-dimensional V-shaped needle allows the user to select the displayed time zone.

Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two

At 9 o'clock, we find the moon phase indicator, also displayed by a rotating dome.

The surface of the moon is engraved by hand before luminescent material is applied, also, by hand. The two circular windows which overhang the dome make it possible to read the age of the moon according to the specific orientation of its crescent, whether one is in the northern hemisphere or the southern hemisphere of the earth. The mechanism requires a correction of just one day every 127 years!

Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two

The five days of autonomy are displayed by a linear indicator positioned in the middle of the case between the two strap lugs.

Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two

At the back of the timepiece, the bridges are perforated and finely engraved.

Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two

A total of only 60 movements will be produced. 30 will be available for sapphire crystal models in three 10-piece limited editions with blue quartz, green quartz, or blue aventurine glass dials at the price of Swiss Francs 355,000. The other 30 movements will be available for customers interested in  bespoke, unique pieces. bovet.com

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