Virtuoso II, the new movement manufactured by Dimier 1738, presented jointly this year with the Récital 12, here underlines its versatility by revealing the first of many personas in conjunction with the Récital 15
Unusual and original, the display mode of this timepiece is the same as that which has underpinned the success of the Tourbillon Amadeo® Virtuoso since its launch in January 2013.
Made in red or white gold, the case of the Recital 15 measures 42mm with a total thickness of just 12.8mm.
The jumping hour is displayed in a separate aperture at 3 o’clock. Also off-centred at 3 o’clock, the retrograde minute which sweeps the left segment of the dial.
For a precise, instantaneous jump, two star-wheels in series regulate the fineness and rapidity of the action. At 9 o’clock, a small-seconds hand runs continuously across the 360° of its graduated ring.
Object of an international patent, the triple seconds-hand, present on the rear of the timepiece runs on the reverse of the movement on the same axis as the seconds-hand of the other face. A remarkable feature would not exist if the direction of rotation of the hands was not also reversed. This coaxial reverse seconds-hand is named “seconds cage” because its kinematics looks like those of a tourbillon.
Recital 15 gives pride of place to the artisans of the Manufacture de Haute Hologerie Artisanale: slender white or black lacquered rings of the indication of hours, minutes and seconds; lacquered graduated segment of the reverse seconds-hand; cartouche chapter displaying the name Bovet 1822, all of them required the savoir-faire of true artisans. The numerals font that decorates the dials draws inspiration from pocket watches manufactured in the 19th century by Edouard Bovet. The dial’s attachments shape is also inspired from Bovet’s historical timepieces.