To celebrate the 195th anniversary of BOVET 1822 in style, Pascal Raffy has decided to pay homage to women by dedicating one of the three new models in the 2017 collection to them.
The Récital 19 Miss Dimier features the elliptical case that has been hugely popular since 2013 on the Récital 9 and Récital 11 models. Yet its dimensions have been reduced by around 20%, resulting in a length of35.4 mm and a width of 30.7 mm: perfect proportions for ensuring the timepiece is a comfortable fit on every wrist it graces.
This new distinctly feminine timepiece sets out to combine the traditional artisanal high watchmaking typical of BOVET 1822 with the practical requirements of daily use.
The Récital 19 Miss Dimier features a steel case coupled with a bezel set delicately with 52 round cut diamonds for enhanced femininity. The automatic movement powering this new model guarantees a 3-day power reserve, so that even if the timepiece is forgotten one weekend, it can easily be worn again on the following Monday without having to reset the time. Its high frequency of 28,800 vph ensures flawless precision, which the collection’s emblematic hands translate into a poetic expression of time – their unusual shapes forming a heart each time they come together on the dial. The elegant succession of curves formed by the vertical ellipse of the case is echoed on the dial itself, which is divided into two zones beautifully crafted by the artisan dial-makers at BOVET 1822. The center of the dial is meticulously satin-brushed with circular lines, then coated with a PVD treatment that gives it its blue color. A transparent lacquer is then applied using traditional methods in successive coats, creating an impression of infinite depth. In delicate contrast, the external part of the dial is directly lacquered in opaque blue and graced with twelve gemstone settings, each adorned with a round diamond serving as an hour-marker.
The strap of the Récital 19 Miss Dimier is made of finely woven synthetic fibers that shimmer like natural satin. It is a resilient material ideal for daily use.
With its balanced combination of timeless elegance and poetic design, the Récital 19 Miss Dimier will showcase the uniqueness and femininity of every woman and serve as a constant companion in her finest hours.