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  • Manufacturer: Bovet
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: R26C2-001-02
    Movement No: 8997
    Case No: 032617, 02/10
    Model Name: Récital 26 Brainstorn Chapter Two
    Material: Sapphire and titanium
    Calibre: Manual, cal.17DM06-HU, jewelled
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Bovet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 47.8mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Bovet Certificate of Origin, instruction manual, fitted presentation orb and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Following the success of the Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One debuted in 2018, it wasn’t long until the legacy continues with the Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two just one year later in 2019, and crowned with the GPHG’s Mechanical Exception Award in 2020. The model was produced in a limited edition of only 10 pieces for each variant with the choice of Blue quartz, green quartz or blue aventurine glass dial. Spectacular in design and engineered with brilliance, the Brainstorm Chapter Two is not only cased in the unusual synthetic sapphire secured with Grade-5 titanium lugs and caseback, the distinct configuration of its slanted surface reminiscent of the top of a writing desk certainly wows its audience. Crystalline in transparency and well-balance with its symmetrical layout, the first element that catches your attention is the stunning translucent blue dial at 12 o’clock that reveals the underlying works of the intricate mechanism, time is indicated gliding on top of the pleasing domed blue quartz. Subtly placed on the top edge of the time display, the 5 days power reserve is indicated between the lugs cleverly shown from the sapphire case.

    The world at a glance in shades of blue, moving clockwise is the universal time display with twenty-four city disc and second-time zone bracketed by the gold-coloured forked needle that outlines the chosen city. In perfect symmetry, in adjacent one will find the stunning moon phases displaying both hemisphere in blue, in contrast with the silvered hand-engraved lunar surface with luminescent material applied by hand. The two circular windows which overhang the dome make it possible to read the age of the moon according to the specific orientation of its crescent. The precision mechanism that drives this dome gives it an accuracy that requires a correction of one day every 127 years. The domes of the second time zone and the moon phase rotate by the patented mechanism of the radial guidance system. Three rollers, in rubies adjustable by a micrometric screw, are arranged on the circumference of each dome. They ensure centring and the rotation minimizes friction and therefore, freeing the interior volume of the globes, which increases the chronometry and the power reserve of the timepiece. Powered by the superbly engraved calibre 17DM06, the timepiece is finished to the utmost degree of perfection.

    Truly remarkable, the attention to detail and the artistry of the Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two is like no other, preserved in a stunning condition, the present timepiece is the second piece to be produced from the 10 piece of Blue quartz edition, and is furthermore accompanied with its certificate and full accessories.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1822

    The firm Bovet 1822 has a rich, centuries-long history beginning when Edouard Bovet sold four decorative pocket watches in Canton Asia for what would today equal $1 million. By 1822, Edouard, with his brothers, registered the company in London, which at the time was an important center for watches and clocks. That same year, they moved their manufacturing center to the Swiss municipality Fleurier. Bovet became known for their highly decorative pocket watches for the Chinese market. Their richly engraved movements were so important to the watch that Bovet created the concept of the transparent watch back so owners could see the beauty of the movement. Bovet's oversized chronograph wristwatches, such as the Mono Rattrapante chronograph, are especially sought-after. Today, the firm continues their tradition of exquisitely enameled watches.

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Ref. R26C2-001-02
An impressive and oversized limited edition sapphire and titanium writing-desk cased double-face flying tourbillon with Blue Quartz dial, universal time display with indexable second-time zone, three-dimensional moon phases with northern and southern hemispheres, 5-day power reserve, certificate and presentation box, numbered 2 of a limited edition of 10 pieces

Circa 2020
47.8mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$340,000 - 680,000 

Sold for HK$1,008,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022