This past weekend, Pascal Raffy of Bovet received the Aiguille d’Or Award at the Grand Prix d’Horologerie de Geneve awards in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Grand Prix d’Horologerie de Geneve is the most coveted awards in the world of haute horology. Recipients are selected by a jury of the world’s leading watchmakers, journalists, collectors, and retailers. This elite panel scrutinize the nominated watches for how the watchmaker blends together the fine and proud craft of watchmaking with decorative arts. Based upon this core criteria, it’s little surprise that Bovet received the evening’s most prestigious award and grand prize, the Aiguille d’Or, for its standout horological wonder, the Récital 22 Grand Récital.
This jaw-dropping watch features an overhead view of the world, as if you were floating above the brand’s headquarters in Motiers, Switzerland. This elaborate watch also features a flying tourbillon as the sun and a three-dimensional moon that travels around the watch’s globe miniature to display the moon phases. It is a marvelous piece to behold that watch fanatics and causal hobbyists alike can appreciate. The highly elaborate Récital 22 Grand Récital is made up of 705 components and includes a retrograde perpetual calendar (a proprietary design by Bovet) and a patented flying tourbillion complete with a power reserve of over nine days.
As if the mechanics alone were not impressive enough, Bovet’s artisans spent two weeks painstakingly creating the Earth, sun, and moon figures alone, perfecting the finest details like exactly recreating the moon’s topography in this tiny replica.
We congratulate our brand partners at Bovet 1822 on their win of this distinguished award and eagerly await to see how their creative minds could possibly top this fantastic design!