This $500,000 Timepiece Just Won the Oscars of Swiss Watchmaking

Bovet's Récital 22 Grand Récital is one of the most intricate watches ever made.
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Luxury Swiss watchmaker Bovet has received plenty of attention for its Récital 22 Grand Récital over the prodigious price tag, which ranges from $469,800 to $502,200. 

Now, Bovet has an appropriately glitzy award to support its implied contention that this horological masterpiece is worth that kind of money: top prize at the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie—a.k.a. the so-called "Oscars of Swiss watchmaking."

Anyone lucky enough to wear a Grand Récital will feel like a living, breathing fine art display, with its hand-painted half-globe and 24-hour clock, tourbillon, and orbiting moon symbol orbiting over all.


Robb Report has some additional details about the watch and the company behind it:

The Bovet 1822 Recital 22 Grand Recital is the third and most complicated in a trilogy of astronomical complications made by this small independent brand, which makes only 2,000 watches a year.

The timepiece is equipped with a mind-boggling array of functions. Aside from hours, seconds, and retrograde minutes, there is day, month, year, moonphase, power reserve, flying tourbillon, perpetual calendar, double-face retrograde date, perpetual calendar and a tellurium-Orrery.

Considering dropping a half-million or so on one of these amazing timepieces? Learn everything about the Récital 22 Grand Récital here

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