The brand donated a special version of its very special watch to the 8th edition of the biennial charity auction.
There’re tons of trademark artistic features involved in creating this particular watch, including various engraving motifs, the playful oval shape of the ‘writing slope’ titanium case, measuring 43 x 28.7 mm, the bezel set with 72 round diamonds, and of course the hour and minute hands, forming a heart-shaped symbol each hour. However, the thing that really sets the Bovet Récital 23 ‘Hope’ apart from its siblings is a meticulously painted fairy sitting atop the horned moon surrounded by the aventurine glass background and 10 round diamond indices.
A nice and dreamy three-dimensional moonphase dominates the upper section of the dial. Presented in the form of a hemispherical dome, the moon phase indicator corresponds to the volume of the "writing slope” case. The dome's surface is engraved to evoke the lunar surface and filled with luminescent material. Just like the regular Récital 23 version, the watch is driven by a self-winding mechanical movement armed with two barrels providing 62 hours of power reserve. Its beautiful finishing is visible through the rear view as well as the ‘Unique Piece’ engraving, commemorating the special occasion.
The Only Watch auction will be held in Geneva, November 9. The estimate for the Bovet Récital 23 ‘Hope’ is CHF 50,000 - 80,000.