We have the privilege to introduce another stunning horological masterpiece for you to admire. The BOVET Récital 22 Grand Récital is undeniably a luxury-tier time that demands half a million USD cost for its ownership. The level of craftsmanship shown by this watchmaking marvel justifies its undeniably prohibitive price tag. Some might probably argue that the popularity of smartwatches has eclipsed that of traditional wristwatches. However, the market is clearly alive and bustling with new models that come out on a frequent basis.

There are a few luxury watchmakers that have embraced the digital revolution of timekeeping, but purists will always go for the conventional option. So let’s dive in and figure out what makes the Récital 22 Grand Récital so special. Horological connoisseurs should already be aware that it’s the tourbillon that is the star of the show. We meant it literally since its carriage is intricately crafted to represent our solar system’s star.

Meanwhile, the representation of the earth sits just above the aforementioned complication and showcases a hand-painted and engraved map. A unique moon phase indicator mechanism rotates a small sphere that completes its orbit exactly every 29.53 days. These come with a splash of luminescent substance to highlight the components in low light conditions.

The 46mm case is available in red gold or platinum and houses the skeletonized dial that partially covers its movement. Look closely and you can spy small aperture located on the left flank of the tourbillon, which serves to magnify the days of its retrograde perpetual calendar. Finally, the BOVET Récital 22 Grand Récital boasts a 9-day power reserve and will only see 60 pieces in circulation.

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