Hand-wound movement

Patented coaxial seconds

Day, month, leap year, and retrograde date

44.40 mm trademarked writing slope case in 18K red gold or titanium

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Five-day power reserve with a single barrel

The Récital 21 is an exceptional perpetual calendar with a retrograde date function. The movement features a patented double coaxial seconds mechanism and an in-house designed barrel that is optimized by the balance spring.⠀


Day of the week display
Leap year cycle
Month display
Seconds display
Retrograde date

Features & Functionality

The minute and hour hands are located in the center of the timepiece, providing more space in the periphery for perpetual calendar information. With the exception of the calendar, shown by a retrograde index that rotates around the hours and minutes, the discs display the days and months in vertical apertures at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock respectively, while the leap year cycle is displayed in a circular aperture at 3 o’clock.

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Turning the timepiece over to the movement side, the collector will notice the patented double coaxial seconds mechanism, as well as the power reserve indicator, which, when fully wound, displays a five-day power supply. This guaranteed performance comes from a unique barrel, which is optimized by the balance spring, entirely designed and manufactured in the Bovet 1822 workshops.

Just like the hand-decorated movement, which has been executed to the most exacting standards, the dial showcases the range of the BOVET 1822 artisanal virtuosity. For the central dial and the seconds dial, they have chosen the iconic blue circular brushed finish. After the surface brush treatment has been carefully applied, the dial is colored and artisans then apply eight layers of lacquer.


These are then polished to provide the dial’s luster and characteristic depth. Making great use of the unique volume of the “writing slope” case.

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