Bovet fake has created some of the most exquisite and complicated timepieces. Last year, in 2016, they released the Bovet Récital 18 Shooting Star – a limited-edition, otherworldly watch that we experienced here firsthand. In addition to the recent launch of the Virtuoso VIII 10-day flying tourbillon Big Date, Bovet continues the tradition of its Récital models with the Bovet Récital 20 Astérium, which includes a flying tourbillon with night sky chart, a perpetual calendar and a series of Celestial astronomical functions, all with 10-day power reserve. It’s an absolutely breathtaking creation that retains Bovet’s reputation for producing rather grandiose pieces.
Bovet knows how to capture the hearts of those obsessed with beautifully complicated timepieces designed to be a symphony on the wrist. With so much going on, it’s certain that the translucent blue sapphire dome stands out first. Before filling Super-LumiNova, it was fully laser engraved with maps of the stars and constellations visible on Earth. That alone is enough to show that Bovet is starting to create something far beyond what most people expect from a watch. With such majestic functionality, design aesthetics and extreme attention to detail, we can agree that it actually falls into the ranks of high-end mechanical art at this point.
With a diameter of 46 mm, the Bovet Récital 20 Astérium is built around the concept of a sidereal year, following the actual orbital period of the Earth around the sun – 365.25 days. This is a calendar function, and can actually be seen from the case back, where we find a central hand that performs a full rotation every 365.25 days. Furthermore, as we move from the outer edge of the bezel on the case back, we find the annual calendar (date and month), the signs of the zodiac and the corresponding constellations, as well as the indications of the seasons, solstices and equinoxes. At this point, it’s easy to see how one simply revels in pure admiration for this dedication and attention to detail. But as is typical of Bovet, there is always more.
Turning to the dial, the Bovet Récital 20 Astérium manages to pack together two hemispherical indicators and a hemispherical precision moon phase indicator with an integrated time equation complication. In the lower right of the night sky, we find a 10-day power reserve indicator that shares a position with the retrograde minute hand. Now, the hour hand itself can handle three functions. It also points north as it moves along the dedicated 24-hour dial, and in addition to indicating the time, features the oval window of the night sky. best quality replica watches
On top of that, we get a stunning view of the patented double-sided flying tourbillon, which gives us a glimpse into its power. The movement is the 17DM02-SKY – a hand-wound movement that operates at 18,000vph. The tourbillon itself is equipped with a variable inertia balance, which Bovet is paired with a carefully selected balance spring. It seems like a serious dedication to timing technology, everything we expect from Bovet and more. The Bovet Récital 20 Astérium will be available in red gold, white gold or platinum case configurations that can be customized in the way Bovet has traditionally offered. It comes with an alligator leather strap with an 18K red or white gold pin buckle.
Bovet is committed to creating horological works of art for collectors who can appreciate and afford its craft products. Taking its rightful place in the Récital collection, the Bovet Récital 20 Astérium will be a visual horological treat. fake luxury watches