Every year, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève celebrates the best of horology. Watchmakers comes together to put forward a timepiece built for champions.
Created in 2001, the complexity of the entrees has exceeded expectation and superb craftmanship continues to reign supreme. The 2018 winner is no exception.
Récital 22 Grand Récital
This tourbillion, known as the Récital 22 Grand Récital, is a Swiss manufactured wristwatch from Bovet that took the trophy. The watch at first glance looks epic with a visual the earth in a prominent position.
Wearing the watch will give you a complete view of the earth from a birds eye view, along with a three-dimensional moon that makes its way around it. The sun then sits at the bottom, which at closer glance is a floating tourbillion.
The moon orbits once every 29.53 days exactly to mimic the phases, with a luminescent substance which actually makes it possible to see which side of the moon is illuminated by the Sun.
Bovet are no strangers to creating stunning and complex timepieces. In 2016 the watchmakers astonished horology enthusiasts with the Récital 18 Shooting Star tourbillon (1st). The shooting star tourbillion was quickly followed by the Récital 20 Astérium (2nd) and then the winning Récital 22 Grand Récital, which makes the third piece of the collection.