Bovet is helping summer last a little longer with three of its key references arriving with turquoise guilloche dials that will have us all reminiscing about azure seas.
The color is used on Bovet’s Récital 27, Récital 23 and Monsieur Bovet watches.
The guilloché pattern is applied to the base dial by the manufacture then topped with layer upon layer of translucent colored lacquer by in-house artisans.
Once the lacquer has dried, it is polished so that the pattern of the guilloché is revealed and catches the light as the timepieces move so that from one angle, it looks like a deep, dark blue, but from another angle, it looks bright turquoise.
Récital 27 (pictured top), with its ‘writing slop’ case, presents three time zones and a dome moon phase indicator dial.
Its hand wound 17DM04-3FPL only requires its moon phase to be once every 122 years and will keep beating for a full seven days without winding.
It comes in either titanium or 18ct rose gold 46.3mm cases and is priced at CHF 70,000 in titanium and CHF 75,000 in gold.
Récital 23 also comes in a sloped case with 174 round cut diamonds (0.99 ct) decorating the case and 72 larger diamonds (1.00 ct) on the bezel.
The turquoise guilloche dial with an additional 10 diamonds is offset to the lower portion of the dial, creating space for an artistic moonphase above it.
A nice touch with the hour and minute hands is their shape, which creates a heart when the hands come together.
The 43mm x 38.7mm rose or white gold case houses an automatic 11DA17-MP movement with 62 hour power reserve. Prices are CHF 55,000 and CHF 105,000 depending on the diamond setting.
The double-sided Monsieur Bovet uses the same turquoise and guilloche effect as the Recital 23, but the dial fills the 43mm 18ct white or rose gold case on one side and offsets it on the other side so that more of the movement can be seen.
The case is Bovet’s patented convertible design that can be used as a wristwatch, pocket watch or desk clock.
It is powered by an in-house 13BM09A1 movement with double co-axial seconds and seven days of power reserve from a single barrel.
It is selling for CHF 53,000 in rose gold and CHF 56,000 in white gold.