Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two In 18K Red Gold (Price, Pictures and Specs)
The first Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two was released and won the GPHG's Mechanical Exception Award—the highest honor in watchmaking—in 2020. It had a full sapphire crystal casing. The House of Bovet 1822 is pleased to present this year's timepiece, which features the renowned "writing slope" casing in solid 18K red gold.
This watch has a different personality in red gold than its original sapphire crystal case. It has Bovet's patented double-sided flying tourbillon, a second-time zone with a twenty-four-city disc, a precision moon phase showing both hemispheres, and a full five days of power reserve. The Brainstorm Chapter Two in red gold is a subtler, possibly more attractive example of handmade Haute Horlogerie that combines innovation, decorative arts, and high-level watchmaking ability.
Artistry in Haute Horlogerie that is unique
The House of Bovet is happy to acknowledge decorative arts, chronometry, mechanical ingenuity, and invention from 1822 to the present. Bovet's remarkable high-end watchmaking results from the artisans' commitment, enthusiasm, respect for Haute Horology history, and attention to even the tiniest details.
The owner of Bovet, Mr. Pascal Raffy, a devoted watch collector, adds the concept of exclusivity to the experience provided to each collector by hand-crafting every component in the company's Swiss workshops. This further raises the bar for exceptionality.
Innovative and Special Architecture
The iconic writing slope case with an asymmetrical profile created by Mr. Raffy in 2016 is used in Brainstorm Chapter Two. The collector can examine and admire the display operations that ensure intuitive and improved readability thanks to the case's slope and sapphire crystal. New techniques for expressing time include concentric rollers, revolving domes, and three-dimensional hands. Through volume optimization, which simultaneously improves the features given, the chronometry, the dependability, and the readability, the patent-protected design of this exceptional case opens up new vistas in terms of the architecture of the movements.
You will learn about the intricate watchmaking mechanisms used by Bovet from a fresh perspective, where the decorative arts highlight the third dimension in a never-before-seen way. The "writing slope" casing, now in 18K red gold, is used in this new movement since it is justified.
Bovet’s Engineering Brilliance
The Bovet 1822 workshops serve as the sole manufacturing facility for the new caliber created for Brainstorm Chapter Two. Bovet management of the energy, which ensures a five-day power reserve with just one barrel and a frequency of 21,600 v/h for stunning chronometry complemented by the distinctive double-sided flying tourbillon, is ideal for a watch that can be used across many time zones
You can see the hours and minutes of local time on a domed dial in the upper portion of the case. This dial is available in various hues, including blue quartz, green quartz, blue aventurine, and bespoke alternatives. A fixed index at 6 o'clock on the tourbillon itself, which completes a full rotation in 60 seconds, is used to read the seconds. Finally, two revolving domes positioned at the three and nine positions, respectively, harmonize the design.
A second-time zone created exclusively for this timepiece and patented by the House is displayed on the dome at three o'clock. On the dome, which completes a full round every 24 hours, are written the cities' names that correspond to the 24-time zone. The collector can choose the time zone by moving a three-dimensional V-shaped hand. Despite the display's smaller diameter, this unique and creative combination and the dome enable maximum reading.
This innovative display includes the world time function and the second time zone display, making it possible to read the time simultaneously in all 24 time zones. This intuitive indication has never had a more fantastic explanation than in the age of continual connectivity.
The moon phase indication, likewise achieved with a revolving dome, is located at 9 o'clock in perfect symmetry. The lunar surface is manually etched before luminous material is applied by hand.
It is possible to read the age of the moon in either the northern or southern hemisphere of the planet through the two circular windows on top of the dome. This dome's accuracy requires a one-day correction every 127 years, thanks to the precise mechanism that powers it.
The moon phase and the second time zone's domes rotate thanks to a patented system called the Radial Guidance System. On the outside of each dome are three ruby rollers that you can adjust with a micrometric screw. They ensure the timepiece is centered, and the rotation reduces friction while boosting the chronometry and power reserve.
A linear indicator, visible through a discreet window between the two strap lugs in the center of the case at 12 o'clock, indicates the five days of the significant autonomy of this combination of high complexities.
The Art of the House of Bovet 1822
The Brainstorm Chapter Two's steadfastly innovative and contemporary nature, whether it be in terms of design or technological achievement, perfectly connects with the two facets of Bovet: innovation and artisanal watchmaking, preserving the traditions that have helped the House of Bovet succeed since 1822. The movement's three-dimensional nature and casing serve as a standard of expression for decorative arts, hand finishing, and hand engraving.
All the surfaces that permit this are manually etched with the recognizable "broken glass" motif, regardless of whether they are vertical, inclined, concave, or flat. Shining elegance contrasts with polished pillars, transparent diamonds, and gently smooth steel. The bridges on the timepiece's rear are open-worked and delicately engraved by Mr. Pascal Raffy and the Bovet 1822 artisans in adherence to the long-standing tradition of the finest representation of fine art watchmaking.
Guarantee of excellence
Only at a particular scale can one attain such a level of brilliance. Bovet will make just 60 movements for the Brainstorm Chapter Two to maintain exclusivity. The Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two is available only for five pieces in each declination, while it can also be used for one-of-a-kind items.
The Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two in Red Gold broadens the scope of this distinctive series, which has won praise for its innovative design, first-rate manufacturing, and exceptional mechanical performance.
Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two In 18K Red Gold
· R26C2-002, 18K red gold case, blue quartz dial
· R26C2-008, 18K red gold case, green quartz dial
· R26C2-011, 18K red gold case, blue Aventurine glass dial
Limited Edition: to 60 movements / including 30 sapphire cases, only and 5 timepieces in 18K red gold case per dial color
· Type: Dimier “writing slope” case
· Diameter: 47.80 mm
· Material: 18K red gold
· Bracelet: Double face full skin alligator with platinum thread stitching
· Buckle: 18K red gold folding buckle
· Water resistance: 30 m
Dial: Convex in blue, in green quartz or aventurine glass dial
· Caliber: 17DM06-DT
· Type: Hand-wound movement
· Diameter: 39 mm (17 1/4’’’)
· Frequency: 21,600V/h
· Power reserve: 5 days
· Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds on the tourbillon, three-dimensional moon phase indicator; World time with indexable second timezone with hemispherical city indicator
Guarantee: 5 years
· Double face flying tourbillon
· Radial guidance mechanism system
· Universal time display
The price for the Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two In 18K Red Gold is CHF 355,000.