The Récital 22 Grand Récital received the Aiguille d’Or in 2018 at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

It features hours, retrograde minutes, seconds on the double face flying tourbillon, precision moon phase, retrograde double-sided date, a fabulous 9-days power reserve with a single barrel and a retrograde perpetual calendar on the back.

Features & Functionality

Presented in the “writing slope” case, the Récital 22 Grand Récital is BOVET’s Engineering Brilliance at its best. The hand-painted globe performs one anti-clockwise rotation every 24 hours. At the base of the globe, a graduated scale displays the hour by means of a three-dimensional polished titanium hand, situated between the tourbillon and the globe.


The earth is represented by a hemisphere on the Récital 22, the surface of which is adorned with an engraved and hand-painted map with luminescent substances into the miniature painting, on which the oceans, mountains, deserts, and forests are executed in painstaking detail.

The moon is represented by a sphere that makes a complete orbit once every 29.53 days exactly, which corresponds to the synodic period of our natural satellite. The high-precision mechanism that powers the moon and moon phase display, also visible on the Earth’s concentric ring, means that it will register a discrepancy of just one day every 122 years.

The collector’s pleasure continues while exploring the back of the case of the timepiece to discover a Retrograde sapphire date that shares its display on the dial of the timepiece, a perpetual calendar, and a single-window that displays the hour only.

A single barrel supplies the 709 components of this complex caliber while providing a power reserve of over nine days.