In what must be the slowest month on record regarding Jreplica Watches oddities, Bovet ends the quiet with a brand new watch, the Dimier Récital 29, and a marginally more beautified variant of the Fleurier 19Thirty. Housed in 42mm treated steel cases with hand-wound developments and impressive force holds, there can be no mixing up their tenuous provenance.
Dimier Récital 29
It’s very difficult to monitor the development of a specific watch at Bovet in light of the apparently random task of numbers to the generally complex nicknames. In any case, this Récital 29, the most recent individual from the Dimier assortment, is the first of the family to include a steel case. Its 2020 appearance in hardened steel reserves it as one of Bovet’s ‘regular’ models.
Endowed with less complications than a portion of its kin in the Dimier assortment (counting the amazing Récital 22 , which brought home the 2018 Aiguille d’Or prize at GPHG 2018), the Récital 29 offers hours, minutes, power hold marker and an accuracy moon phase.
The 42mm instance of the Récital 29 is made in steel and highlights the trademark family hallmark of an inclining case. In the event that you see the Jreplica Watches from the side you can perceive how it tightens dramatically start to finish; the tallness of the case at its thickest point is 11.60mm tightening all the route down to 7.80mm at 6 o’clock. The extra room given by the inclining case implies that a large group of imaginative presentations can be held up in the upper piece of the dial and the point upgrades neatness. The generally thick cleaned bezel plunges dramatically to uncover the various components of the dial, which is improved with Bovet’s utilization of numerous planes and miseries close by openworked design and suspended counters.
The hours and minutes are put in a sub-dial at 12 o’clock. The somewhat domed hour circle includes a handsome guilloché configuration like green peacock feathers fanning out from the middle. A second smaller domed circle at 6 o’clock is engraved with a sensible portrayal of the moon’s surface. An openworked figure-eight design shows the age of the moon. Radiance is hand-applied to the moon allowing it to gleam in obscurity with striking realism.
The left zone of the dial is openworked uncovering the hairspring of the equilibrium (left side) on the essence of the watch instead of its typical situation on the back. Simply over the equilibrium wheel is the force save marker with its small blued hand and blued-screws used to hold the various scaffolds set up. Completions, as you would expect, are first class and the scaffolds, enriched with thick Geneva stripes, include hand-slanted and cleaned edges.
The hand-wound development is fueled by a solitary barrel with a five-day power hold for the hours, minutes, power save pointer and accuracy moon stage. Like other Bovet moon-stage models, the system just requires one rectification like clockwork and all changes in accordance with the moon stage should be possible at the crown by squeezing the sapphire cabochon. Despite the fact that we can’t see the development in the press pictures, it is no uncertainty finely decorated.
Quick facts: 42mm breadth tempered steel case, max thickness 11.60, min thickness 7.80mm – crown set with sapphire cabochon – 30m water-opposition – green, dark or blue sub-dial for quite a long time embellished with guilloché – moon stage counter at 6 o’clock with Super-LumiNova – in-house, hand-wound development – 21,600vph – 5-day power hold – alligator lash with steel pin clasp – ref. R290001 – CHF 24,500
In the ultra-ornamented universe of Bovet Jreplica Watches the Fleurier 19Thirty is one of the less complex, less lavish models. Presented in 2015, the 19Thirty gives recognition to the last pocket Jreplica Watches made by Bovet before they moved to the wrist. Portrayed by Pascal Raffy as an ‘regular’ Jreplica Watches its introduction in 2015 was in a steel case, which was returned to in a lavish red gold case a year ago. The assortment was additionally given its own hand-twisting development with a vigorous 7-day power save with just a solitary barrel.
The 42mm Fleurier-style case, with its crown and pivoted bow at 12 o’clock may strike you as capricious yet is exceptionally on top of Bovet’s perfect plan language. (Some 19Thirty models likewise come in a more standard Dimier case with 4 carries and a crown at 3 o’clock). Fundamentally the same as the red gold rendition we evaluated a year ago, the format of the dial rehashes the figure of a topsy turvy eight, a reasonable gesture to Bovet’s Chinese customers.
Available with blue or dark dials with a round brushed completion, the top counter transfers the hours and minutes with exemplary Roman numerals while the smaller counter denotes the passing seconds. Under the time signs is a luxurious hand-engraved foundation with ordinary Fleurisanne foliage themes. Not at all like the red gold model, the discouragements of the inscriptions are loaded up with blue or dark polish, contingent upon the model. The two semi-circles, flanking either side of the top counter, are recessed; the one on the privilege is a force save pointer and on the left, you can see the highest point of the barrel.
A sapphire caseback uncovers the rich in-house, manual-winding development (type 11BM04). Like pocket Jreplica Watches developments, the liberal 15 ¾ ligne type (35.53mm) occupies all the accessible space and offers an extraordinary 7-day power hold on only one barrel. The completions are in accordance with Bovet’s craftsmanship with blued screws, perlage on the mainplate and Geneva stripes angling over the bridges.
Quick facts: 42mm x 9mm – tempered steel Fleurier case – 30m water-opposition blue or dark dials with hand-engraved and lacquered Fleurisanne theme – type 11BM04, in house, hand-wound – 21,000vph – 7-day power save – dark or blue alligator lash with steel pin clasp – ref. NTS0020 blue, ref. NTS0019 dark – CHF 19,800
More data at bovet.com.