Monday, June 30, 2014

Côtes de Genève: The Elegant Engravings of the BOVET Artisan's Hand

Found in the New Récital 12 “Monsieur DIMIER” 
Calibre Virtuoso II Spécialité Horlogère Dimier 1738.

For its first appearance, Pascal Raffy and the BOVET team present the Récital 12, "Monsieur DIMIER” in splendor, brimming with the innovations attained over two centuries of watchmaking tradition and artisan craft. First presented at the Salon BOVET 2014, the Récital 12 is available in radiant 18-carat red or pristine 18-carat white gold, in a variety of strap options.

A series of elegant curves, the Recital 12 presents contours and symmetrical shapes against which the time is displayed in the off-center dial at 3 o’clock. The surfaces of the bridge present circular Côtes de Genève decorations centered on the axis of the seconds-hand. It is with a rare elegance that the concentric shapes of the movement and its decoration lead the eye directly to the essential information provided by this calibre.

Photographs: Bovet

This timepiece is powered by the first movement developed and manufactured entirely by watchmakers of the DIMIER Manufacture and to be regulated by a non-tourbillon movement. Five years of development has been needed to develop this movement. Specifically conceived and designed for the special features of different BOVET 1822 collections, this calibre has the ability to evolve and adapt to the type of indications it will be required to display.

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