Best of the Best

by BTM

Fri, 01 September 2017

Best of the Best

The two times patented registered design of this Swiss watchmaker’s astronomical timepiece ticks all the boxes to come out tops.

As it does every year, the Russian edition of the most influential luxury magazine, Robb Report, presented its ‘Best of the Best’ classifications in July. The biggest icons of the luxury industry are singled out according to the sections usually included in the publication.

Having already won recognition in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016, the House of BOVET has once again been included in the ranks of this prestigious selection.

The Tourbillon Récital 20 Astérium was recognised by the panel of experts as the ‘Best of the Best’ in astronomical timepieces.

Numerous criteria were determined by the experts in order to honour the very finest in watchmaking excellence. Design, aesthetics, reliability, innovation and accuracy enabled the watch to outperform its competitors.

The panel was particularly sensitive to the inclusion of a 325.25-day cam, which drives the astronomical functions with unprecedented precision. These functions in watchmaking are often driven by a perpetual calendar, which is inaccurate from a strictly astronomical point of view.

This new distinction honours the virtuosity of the craftsmen, whose unrelenting passion allows them, year after year, to redefine luxury in its noblest expression.

The Récital 20 Astérium was entirely conceived, developed and manufactured from within the BOVET workshops to be absolutely consistent with the vision of long-term development promoted by Pascal Raffy, owner of the House of BOVET 1822 and its manufactures.

Since 1822, Russia’s characteristic taste for art and watchmaking has allowed the brand to maintain close ties with Russian collectors, known for their distinction and, as such, their high expectations. These bonds, upheld by Pascal Raffy, enable the house to best meet the needs of its patrons and to endlessly redefine the boundaries of excellence.

It is therefore with pride and gratitude that Pascal Raffy and all of the BOVET craftsmen dedicate this award to the collectors, who have helped write the most beautiful pages of the last two centuries of luxury watchmaking.

At the same time, their expertise and passion also inspire future collections, which the company hopes will delight customers and experts as much as the Tourbillon Récital 20 Astérium has. BOVET timepieces are available in Bahrain at Asia Jewellers.

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Récital 20 Astérium 10-Day Flying Tourbillon Night Sky Annual Calendar with Astronomical Functions



Diameter: 46mm
Thickness: 18.3mm (With Glasses)
Thickness: 7.5-14.3mm (Without Glasses)
Gold Weight: 73.49gm (red gold)/76.90gm (white gold)
Case Material: 18K red or white gold or platinum 950/1000
Bracelet: Full skin alligator
Buckle: 18K red or white gold ardillon
Water Resistance: 30m


Calibre: 17DM02-SKY
Type: Hand-wound
Diameter: 17’’
Frequency: 18’000 vph
Power Reserve: 10 days

Functions: Hours (24h), retrograde minutes, seconds on tourbillon, annual calendar, night sky, equation of time, precision moon phase indicator, season, solstice and equinox indicator, astrological zodiac indicator and power reserve indicator

PATENTS Display mechanism with radial guidance Double face tourbillon

Limited edition of 60 movements