The Dimier Récital 15 is certifiably not another delivery and made its introduction in 2014 couple with the Dimier Récital 12. The two watches were intended to feature Bovet’s in-house Virtuoso II manual-winding base type. The Récital 15 improves the ascribes of the base type with the joining of bouncing hours, retrograde minutes and an inquisitive twofold coaxial seconds gadget that permits you to counsel the seconds on the dial and opposite side of the watch. With its fascinating flat presentation of the time and sensible disclosure of the apparatus, the landscape on the dial is enlivened with elegant heights and dejections and the sumptuous hand completes we partner with Bovet. We should investigate the Récital 15.
The first test while looking into a Bovet watch is to process its numerous names and last names. The model we are checking on is alluded to as the Bovet Dimier Récital 15, the Dimer Récital 15 Virtuoso II and even outright old Récital 15 – the label we will utilize today. Likewise with every one of Bovet’s manifestations, there is not much about the Récital 15, however a speedy clarification about the other names appended to this watch may come in convenient. Dimier is the name of the assortment and furthermore implies Bovet’s own personal DIMIER 1738 manufacture, Récital in addition to a number is the name of the specific model in the Dimier family, and Virtuoso II is the name of the base development delivered in the Dimier make and delivered in 2014.
Levels of complexity
Bovet is famous for its exceptionally modern and imaginative mechanical watches, its inventive cases (like the Amadeo convertible ), unique showcases and rich enrichments and completions. The Dimier assortment is home to some uncommon galactic complications, including the Récital 18 Shooting Star, the Récital 20 Astérium, the captivating ladies’ moon stage Récital 11 Miss Alexandra and even the Récital 22 Grand Récital cosmic watch, which brought home the most elevated Award – the Aiguille d’Or-at the GPHG 2018 . For a remarkable insider’s perspective on Bovet’s coordinated manufacture with an emphasis on the Récital models, you can watch our video here.
But not all things tick with such cosmic complexity at Dimier and the Récital models additionally include some ‘medium complications’, like the Récital 15 with bouncing hours, retrograde minutes and a 5-day power save. Like the past Récital 12 on the off chance that size and development, however with the expansion of hopping hours and retrograde minutes, the Récital 15 comes in a 42mm distance across and has a tallness of 12.80mm. By chance, and adding to the to some degree befuddling classification rehearsed at Bovet, there are no Récital 13 and 14 watches. The cleaned 18k red gold instance of the model we had for the involved meeting included a setting of 64 roll cut jewels in the bezel and a briolette-cut precious stone in the crown.
Like Arabic and some Asian dialects, the Récital 15 is perused from option to left. A unique portrayal of the passing hours, minutes and seconds, time is shown on a flat pivot progressing from option to left from the biggest estimation (hours), giving through the retrograde minutes and to the littlest estimation (seconds). Notwithstanding being a fascinating method to see time, the various presentations on the dial dynamically speed up, progressing from the lethargic going hours to the quick seconds.
The bouncing hour show is the primary thing that looks free from your shirt sleeve, permitting you to attentively counsel the hour without offending your supper has. Situated on a white hand-lacquered ring at 3 o’clock, the rectangular bouncing hours window is adjusted and prolonged to follow the forms of the ring. In any case, what will be more diversion for mechanical voyeurs is the show taking spot in the remove of the ring uncovering portions of the twofold star component that manages the speed of the momentary hop and furthermore adds to the synchronization of the bounce of great importance plate with the retrograde moment hand. It is accurately this trouble that makes the concurrent showcase of a bouncing hour and a retrograde moment so uncommon in watchmaking.
On the other portion of the ring, the dark Arabic numerals of the moment show (the textual style was propelled by that utilized on pocket watches made in the 19th century by Edouard Bovet) are imprinted on a 180 degree circular segment and watching the retrograde minutes hand snap back to zero once it hits the hour long marker can become addictive.
Double Coaxial Seconds
Smaller in size than the hours and minutes counter, the graduated seconds are shown in such a sinkhole or pit, an open gap that arrives at all the path to the caseback permitting light to arrive at the wheels. Handily confused with a tourbillon from the outset, the seconds show is given an exemplary Bovet curve. These are not ‘traditional’ seconds, yet ‘twofold seconds’ since they can be counseled on both the dial side and the opposite side of the case. The dial-side seconds hand is mounted on a stuff that turns a clockwise way while the back seconds hand is mounted on a stuff that pivots counter-clockwise. In spite of the fact that having the option to counsel the seconds on the two sides of the case probably won’t be the most down to earth or utilitarian of capacities, watching the pinion wheels move in inverse ways gives a pleasant specialized twist.
Held set up at either end by blued screws, the raised, angled, and cleaned boundary of the hours and minutes stage somewhat covers the lip of the retreated little seconds counter. The utilization of rises and sorrows all through the dial is unbelievable and makes a brilliant scene. The shut territories of the dial are sandblasted while the two raised scaffolds that reproduce a wave shape at the top and base are done with round Côtes de Genève.
A altered Virtuoso II
The turn around side of the Récital 15 uncovers a force save pointer set in a fan-molded window at the top, and the ‘optional’ seconds sign with its 20-seconds graduated bend read with three blued hands. The scaffolds are sloped and enriched with swathes of Geneva stripes and highlight pattern regions to uncover the equilibrium wheel, portions of the stuff train and ‘seconds confine’, and a brief look at the barrel. Beating at 21,600 vph, the manual-winding development – an alteration of the Virtuoso II base development – has a hearty force save keeping the bouncing hours, retrograde minutes and twofold seconds work for stretches of up to five days.
I understand this watch is indexed as a men’s watch however the more I became more acquainted with it, the more I engaged that this could likewise function admirably for ladies with an energy for mechanical watches. Also, not due to the precious stones. I was fascinated by Bovet’s idea of perusing time from option to left and charmed by the control of openworked territories on the dial. I’m not an aficionado of skeletonized watches but rather really delighted in the restriction appeared on the Récital 15, just uncovering parts that are fascinating and really put on a show. The powerful landscape on the dial with its various levels and completes, the rich Geneva stripes, the subtleties that talk about the brand’s celebrated past, the offbeat twofold seconds complication and indeed, truly, the jewels, have won me over.
The Récital 15 is likewise accessible in a white gold case, with or without precious stones and a menu of etching choices. The model we have surveyed is the red gold form with roll cut precious stones introduced on a dark crocodile tie with a red gold ardillon clasp. A restricted version of 60 watches, this Récital 15 retails for CHF 110,000 (incl. charges). For additional subtleties, if it’s not too much trouble, counsel www.bovet.com .