Bovet Récital 20 Astérium

Bovet Récital 20 Astérium: The Galaxy On Your Wrist

In January 2017, Bovet announced a new piece that got me excited, and when I finally saw it in the metal it gave me one of those brief moments of escape from the unrelenting march of time. That piece is the Récital 20 Astérium, and it combines a variety of unique and novel creations that give you plenty to think about from across the expanse of the universe.

Pre-selected Mechanical Exception watches in the 2016 GPHG

Quill & Pad’s Predictions In The Mechanical Exception Category Of The 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Welcome to the 2016 edition of Quill & Pad’s early Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. In the Mechanical Exception category our panel is split, but one mechanically exceptional timepiece here did garner more votes than the others.

Pre-selected Tourbillon watches in the 2016 GPHG

Predictions In The Tourbillon Category Of The 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Our panel members choose their winners in the Tourbillon category of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie between the Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon, Bovet 1822’s Ottantasei Flying Tourbillon, Girard-Perregaux’s La Esmeralda Tourbillon, Louis Moinet’s Sideralis Evo, the Rudis Sylva RS 16 Harmonious Oscillator, and the De Bethune DB28T Kind of Blue Tourbillon.

Pre-selected Ladies' watches in the 2016 GPHG

Quill & Pad’s Predictions For The Ladies Category Of The 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Welcome to the 2016 edition of Quill & Pad’s early Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. The watches pre-selected in the Ladies category are: Fabergé Lady Levity, Chopard L.U.C XP 35 mm Esprit de Fleurier Peony, Bovet 1822’s Blue Thistles, Audemars Piguet Millenary, Piaget’s Limelight Gala Milanese Bracelet and the Bulgari Serpenti Spiga.

Bovet OttantaSei by Pininfarina on the wrist of Paolo Pininfarina

Transparently Sublime Bovet Ottantasei By Pininfarina: Near Perfection, Bar One Tiny “Flaw”

I’ve been trying, but have not managed, to come up with a more diplomatic way of saying this, so I’ll just come out with it: up to now, I have not generally been a fan of Bovet 1822. So I was surprised by just how much I was impressed with the Ottantasei by Pininfarina and would be very happy to wear one daily. But there is one niggle that I just can’t shake off.

Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta by Pininfarina, a concept car from 2010

Pininfarina: The Mecca Of Supercar Design And The Bovet Ottantasei

The Bovet Ottantasei Tourbillon is the brand’s sixth timepiece designed by Pininfarina, and the years of experience that the two brands now have working together shows. It truly is a sensational watch, but I will go into that in more detail at a later date because I’d like to focus here on Pininfarina, a name evoking mystical status among anyone interested in world-class design and sensational cars.

Wristshot of the Bovet Récital 18 Shooting Star

Above And Beyond: Bovet Récital 18 Shooting Star

Since visiting the Bovet manufacture in Fleurier last year, I’ve developed a newfound love for the brand. And, yet, if you had asked me which one timepiece stood out and made me fall head over heels, I would have had a hard time giving you an immediate, concrete answer. That is, until I discovered the Récital 18 Shooting Star, an unusually elaborate and decorative world time watch.

Chopard L.U.C. XP Urushi Year of the Monkey

Happy Chinese New Year With 8 Monkey-Themed Watches

The monkey is the ninth sign of the 12-year zodiac cycle. According to Chinese astrology, monkeys are quick-witted and innovative, but also mischievous. The sign’s lucky colors are white, gold, and blue – all colors featured on these interesting timepieces except that last one we present. Check out these artistic beauties!

Bovet Récital 15

The Bovet Dimier Recital 15: Middle Knows Best

In my mind, the Bovet Dimier Récital 15 stands alone as the coolest of the Récital line for its functions and displays. Let’s take a look!

It begins with the jump hour, my favorite “because we can” complication. Of course I would write about another jump hour!

The jump hour, situated at 3 o’clock, is positioned so that it is the first thing you see when you begin to pull up your shirt cuff to check the time.

Now this may be a happy coincidence based on movement layout, but it is more than likely that is was conceptual. What else does it contain?

Bovet 19Thirty with blued-steel dials

Bovet’s Extraordinary Journey To Entry Level: Why The 19Thirty Is So Much Watch For The Money

Bovet makes extraordinary watches. That is an absolute fact.

But what happens when Bovet decides to take its extraordinary know-how in craftsmanship and put it to good use in a svelte stainless steel watch that is simultaneously the brand’s new entry-level timepiece?

What comes out in the end is extraordinary. And at a price of just 16,800 Swiss francs (approximately $17,500).