Récital 12 Blue

400 000 kr


Récital 12 Blue 


  • BOVET’s First Ever Bracelet Timepiece
  • Two Years in Development
  • 40mm Grade 5 Titanium Case and Bracelet
  • 3mm of Adjustability Built Into the Bracelet
  • Brand-New Hand-Wind Movement
  • 7 Days of Power Reserve
  • 227 Components
  • Offset Hour-Minute Guilloche Dial
  • Open Work Movement with Running Seconds, In-House Balance Spring
  • 5 Year Warranty
    Môtiers, Switzerland, 21.06.2024 – For the very first time in its more than two centuries of history making the world’s most beautiful timekeeping objects, BOVET unveils the Récital 12, a timepiece that comes on a bracelet and is designed to be a constant companion.

    The Récital 12 was in development for more than two years, as owner Pascal Raffy was keen to respond to requests made by many collectors around the world for an everyday-wear timepiece, specifically on a bracelet.

    “BOVET has traditionally been a strap House, but we have had many collectors from all over the world asking for a metal bracelet,” explains owner Pascal Raffy. “I’m very detail oriented when it comes to comfort and design, so I knew if we did a bracelet, it would have to be as close to perfect as possible. My team and I worked on this timepiece for two full years, going through version after version to get it absolutely right.

    “The bracelet is supremely comfortable, forming to the wrist and offering all-day wearability,” he continues. “I think its unique combination of style, comfort, lightness, and serious watchmaking will appear to collectors everywhere.”

    The Récital 12 features a new 40mm case, a redesigned and reconfigured manual-wind movement, and the aforementioned bracelet. All in titanium, the Récital 12 is light, ergonomic, while at the same time focusing on high horology.

    Titanium: The Perfect Material

    The choice of material for the Récital 12 was all important. Over the years, BOVET has made timepieces in 18K white gold, 18K red gold, stainless steel, platinum, and even sapphire crystal. Recently, the House has added titanium to its mix.

    Light yet strong, titanium is the perfect material for timepieces, as it is highly resistant to corrosion, difficult to scratch, and hypoallergenic.

    BOVET’s teams of engineers, constructors, and watchmakers worked together to master this cutting-edge material. Mr. Raffy started his career in pharmaceuticals, so he was well aware of the material and knew that titanium was being used in high-tech medical implants due to its strength, lightness, and biocompatibility.

    BOVET uses grade 5 titanium, an alpha-beta alloy that contains 90% titanium, 6% aluminum, and 4% vanadium, which offers an excellent combination of high strength, low density, and good corrosion resistance. In addition, grade 5 titanium offers excellent resistance in natural environments, and is able to withstand exposure to acids, seawater, and other corrosives.

    The titanium used in the Récital 12 is entirely recyclable, reinforcing BOVET’s commitment to sustainability. BOVET knows that it is possible to combine the House’s focus on luxury while being environmentally responsible.

    All Day Comfort

    Light and sized at 40mm, the Récital 12 has been carefully engineered to provide exceptional comfort and wearability, resulting in a timepiece that is perfect for anything and everything. You can wear it to the office, to an elegant dinner party, or on the weekend with jeans and a t-shirt.

    Don’t be fooled by its seeming simplicity, the bracelet itself is a true work of art, designed with meticulous attention to detail. Its ingenious folding clasp incorporates an expansion mechanism, allowing for up to 3mm of adjustability to accommodate minor fluctuations in wrist size throughout the day. The combination of polished and matte-brushed surfaces, along with the incorporation of the “V” of BOVET, creates a visually stunning and harmonious design. When the folding clasp comes together, the tips of the V form an infinity symbol.

    High Caliber

    The Récital 12 features a brand-new movement, its design unique for BOVET. The baseplate of the movement, which is typically visible from the front of the timepiece, has been inverted for the Récital 12. Resembling a three-quarter plate, this new baseplate has a circular bridge with BOVET engraved on it, designed so the timepiece could be thinner. The overall effect is impressive -- solid and robust, yet elegant and impeccably finished.

    This new movement provides seven days of power reserve (168 hours) from a single barrel, emphasizing Mr. Raffy’s commitment to provide collectors with long power reserves, much longer than the current standard in watchmaking, 36-48 hours.


    On the dial side, the movement has been opened up to expose BOVET in-house balance wheel and regulating organ, as well as a portion of the gear train providing the energy from the single barrel. A new bridge was developed for the seconds cage, adding to the mesmerizing visual effect. On top of the seconds wheel is a three-pronged running seconds indicator, complete with three fire-blued hands.

    The off-set dial is made completely in-house, featuring BOVET’s iconic “Lotus Flower” guilloche, with 12 petals to represent the 12 hours. Fire-blued screws hold the dial in place, and it is coated with eight layers of rich lacquer to draw you in. Just above the dial is the power reserve indicator showcasing the impressive seven days of autonomy.


    Where Art and Innovation Meet

    The Récital 12 is the perfect embodiment of BOVET’s slogan, “Celebrating Art and Innovation. Since 1822.” Comfortable and subtle, light and perfectly sized, this timepiece incorporates a high watchmaking manual-wind movement with impeccable hand finishing, showcasing BOVET’s commitment to the highest watchmaking standards, combining the expertise of its cadre of artisans.

    “The House of BOVET has many facets – traditional, cutting-edge, innovative, high design, and more,” says Mr. Raffy. "The Récital 12 combines high-tech materials with high horology," says Raffy. "It is a supremely comfortable timepiece that will change the way collectors view BOVET."

    The Récital 12 represents a bold new direction for BOVET, seamlessly blending the brand's rich heritage with cutting-edge innovation. With the Récital 12, BOVET has once again demonstrated its unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of watchmaking, creating a timepiece that is both a technical marvel and a true work of art.

    Welcome to the Good Life indeed.

    Technical Specifications


    • Hours, minutes, seconds, power reserve indication 


    • 40.00mm


    • 9.80mm (without glasses)


    • Dark blue lacquered guilloche, with polished stainless steel and blued stainless steel hands (seconds and power reserve)


    • Dimier case
    • Polished Grade 5 Titanium with Sapphire Crystal
    • Exhibition back 


    • Titanium bracelet and folding clasp 
    • Comfort pusher allowing for 3mm opening 


    • 30 m / 3 ATM


    • Caliber: 13BMDR12C2
    • Type: High-watchmaking hand-wound manufacture movement 
    • Diameter (lines): 31mm, 13 1/2 lines
    • High: 4 mm
    • Components: 227
    • Frequency: 21’600vph / 3hz frequency 
    • Power reserve: 7 days power reserve / 168 hours


    • R120002 Blue guilloché


      •  5 Years

      About BOVET 1822 

      The House of BOVET is a Swiss manufacturer of luxury timepieces, artfully combining the most sophisticated mechanisms with the finest craftsmanship, employing artisanal techniques such as hand-finishing, hand-engraving, and miniature painting. For more than 200 years, BOVET 1822 has handcrafted the finest timepieces, allowing collectors to experience what is the true pleasure of the luxury of time. To further ensure this excellence, owner Mr. Pascal Raffy has limited the House’s annual manufacture of handcrafted timepieces, respecting Swiss artisanal processes, exclusivity, and uniqueness. Since Mr. Raffy became the owner of the House 22 years ago, his commitment has been to honor the watchmaking arts to continue to handcraft timepieces that fascinate and enthrall the most demanding collectors -- all of this achieved combining decorative arts, innovation, and precision. The House of BOVET insists on manufacturing nearly 100% of its components in-house, including movements, complications, hands, dials, cases, up to and including the hairspring and regulating organ, the beating heart of fine timepieces. The House of BOVET is recognized around the world as a leader in high watchmaking and is coveted by collectors everywhere. 

      History of Bovet

      1797 – 1839

      Establishment of the BOVET Dynasty


      Edouard Bovet was born in Fleurier. He was the son of Jean-Frédéric Bovet. He followed his father’s footsteps and became a master-watchmaker.


      Edouard Bovet left London April 20 aboard the Orwell, ship of the “Compagnie des Indes,” on a voyage to China. He arrived in Canton, on August 16, where he quickly sold four watches for the sum of CHF 10,000 representing the equivalent of one million dollars today.


      The House of BOVET, a family business, was registered on May 1st, in London. At that time, Edouard Bovet was residing in Canton, while his brothers, Alphonse and Frederic were in London, and Gustave was managing the workshops in Fleurier. Together, they established BOVET to be a leader in watchmaking for its exceptional level of decorations and chronometry. Edouard Bovet is recognized as the founder of the transparent case-back. The transparency revealed the peerless expertise of the Duplex escapement that equipped the BOVET movement until the arrival of the first Swiss lever escapements.


      The CHÂTEAU DE MÔTIERS was built in the 14th century, overlooking le Val-de-Travers and Fleurier. It was sold to Henri-François Dubois-Bovet.

      1840 – 2000

      BOVET’s Golden Age


      Frédéric Bovet left London and returned home to Fleurier, where he managed the watchmaking workshops that at the time employed 175 people.


      Edouard Bovet died in Fleurier at the age of 52, leaving his legacy in China. At that time, BOVET was a synonym of watch for the celestial (Chinese people), and used as a trade currency.


      During the Universal Exhibition held in Paris, BOVET won the gold medal in the category ‘luxury’ for a pair of enameled watches commissioned by the Emperor of China.


      Fritz Bovet, Alphonse’s eldest son, filed a patent for a flyback chronograph equipped with a seconds-hand, minute-counter, and hour-counter that featured measurements of up to 24 hours. This ingenious mechanism offered the possibility of using the chronograph as a second-time zone.


      BOVET filed a patent for the Easel watch, which allowed the use of a pocket watch as a table clock. Another patent was filed for the Mono Split-Second chronograph, which today remains highly desirable among collectors.


      Henri-François Dubois-Bovet’s great grandchildren gifted the Castle of Môtiers to the state of Neuchâtel.

      2001 – Present

      The Pinnacle of the Watchmaking Arts


      Pascal Raffy, a passionate collector of Haute Horology, became sole owner of BOVET Fleurier SA.


      Pascal Raffy bought the Castle of Môtiers, classified as a historical monument, from the State of Neuchâtel, and established the first BOVET’s assembly workshop. To continue the legacy of the Bovet brothers, he soon integrated the DIMIER 1738 Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Artisanale and BOVET Manufacture of dials.


      To celebrate their mutual respect and admiration, the House of BOVET and Pininfarina established a partnership to create luxury sport timepieces that unites their passion for design and engineering brilliance.


      The House of BOVET premiered the patented Amadéo® convertible case, which allows you to transform your timepiece in a reversible wristwatch, table clock and pocket watch (or necklace watch) without the use of any tool.


      BOVET launched the Virtuoso II Caliber, the first movement not regulated by a tourbillon to be entirely developed and handcrafted in-house.


      Pascal Raffy unveiled two historical timepieces exclusively handcrafted by the BOVET’s artisans: the incredible Braveheart®, with 6 patents and an impressive 22-day power reserve, and the 19Thirty designed in homage to the pocket watches created by the Bovet family in the 1930s.


      Pascal Raffy’s commitment and dedication to the highest level of Haute Horology is both acknowledged and honored when the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève awards the Récital 22 Grand Récital, its most coveted award, the Aiguille d’Or.


      The Bovet Family welcomed Miss Audrey Raffy and her passion for Haute Horology, as she joined forces with her father Mr. Pascal Raffy to continue leading the pathway of Engineering Brilliance.

      Mr. Pascal Raffy was honored to receive the 2020 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève award for Mechanical Exception for the magnificent Recital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two and the Ladies’ Watch award for the beautiful Miss Audrey timepiece.

      Mr. Pascal Raffy’s long-term strategy and vision.

      Heritage, Innovation, Emotion, and Passion

      Mr. Pascal Raffy’s tremendous energy, paired with a long-term strategy and vision, has enabled him to raise the House of BOVET to the pinnacle of the watchmaking arts.

      Haute Horlogerie

      Pascal Raffy discovered the fascinating world of Haute Horlogerie during his childhood when Sundays were spent with his grandfather, a watch connoisseur who used to show him the timepieces from his collection. He would review the specific features of each, along with their history or their influence on the technical or artistic evolution of fine watchmaking.

      That was enough to ignite an ongoing passion for Haute Horlogerie and even more importantly instil the human values and awareness of authentic luxury thus passed on to Pascal Raffy. These qualities now represent the pillars upon which the House of BOVET has built its success.

      The Raffy‘s, originally hailing from the French Ardennes region and a family line originally named Raffin until the 17th century, settled briefly in Switzerland before Pascal Raffy – eager for independence at the age of 18 – set off for Paris where he studied law. It was during this period that he met his wife and acquired the first timepieces in his collection.

      A Prestigious History

      At the dawn of the 21st century, while taking a break in his career to focus on his children, Pascal Raffy was introduced to BOVET. The House needed an investor with a clear vision to restore its grandeur. 

      The prestigious history of the House dating back to 1822 along with its iconic watches, distinguished by their crown at 12 o’clock and their classic bow, immediately appealed to Pascal Raffy, who soon became the unique owner of BOVET in 2001.

      At the time, he already had a precise long-term plan of the destiny he envisioned for the House. Perpetuating the peerless expertise of the in-house artisans, achieving vertical integration and the return of movements made entirely in-house were the main springboards to success that Pascal Raffy wished to instate at BOVET 1822.

      The House of BOVET

      The year 2006 was filled with positive developments for BOVET 1822. Within a few months, Pascal Raffy successively added BOVET 1822 Manufacture de Cadrans, DIMIER 1738 Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie, as well as the Château de Môtiers to the House of BOVET.

      These acquisitions ensured the complete independence of the House and positioned it to raise its quality standards even further. Collectors, specialists, and keen observers of the watch industry have ever since saluted the technical advancements introduced by BOVET, while remaining in complete harmony with the tradition of watchmaking arts that have made the House so successful for almost two centuries.

      Family House

      In 2020, the Bovet Family welcomed Miss Audrey Raffy and her passion for Haute Horology, as she joined forces with her father Mr. Raffy to continue leading the pathway of Engineering Brilliance.

      The addition of Audrey to the House of Bovet is another reiteration of the House’s principal value: Family. Since Mr. Raffy became the owner of the House 20 years ago, his commitment has been to honor watchmaking arts and to continue to handcraft timepieces that fascinate and enthrall the most demanding collectors.

      The Amadéo® System

      Contemporary horology notably owes him the introduction of the patented Amadéo® convertible system enabling the conversion of a timepiece into a table clock, a pocket watch, a necklace, or a reversible wristwatch without the use of any tools.

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