Bovet Récital 18 Shooting Star Watch
Not to be overshadowed by the watches being released by brands presenting at SIHH 2016, Bovet has released a visually impressive piece of their own. The Bovet Récital 18 Shooting Star watch is a magnificent piece of horology that is limited to only 50 pieces. Bovet releases several very high-end watches every year, and if this is is a sign of things to come for 2016, then we’re looking forward to the year ahead from Bovet. While I have only called out the four most-visible domes, or hemispheres, of the Bovet Récital 18 Shooting Star, the brand counts a total of seven, including the sapphire crystal and dials. some of these are more subtle than others, to be sure, but they are there. In the midst of all the other ”gee whiz” features (world time, moon phase, tourbillon, jump hour, and so on) I like seeing this sort of focus on detail, with a recurring theme that is so well-executed that you can notice (and appreciate) it, without it clobbering you over the head with how clever it’s being.