The Récital 20 Astérium® reprises Bovet's characteristic shaped case to present an unprecedented mechanical display that showcases as much the volumes as the decoration of this timepiece. The watchmakers at Bovet 1822 have chosen to map the stars and constellations that are visible from Earth. They are laser-engraved on a translucent blue quartz dome before being coated with Super-LumiNova® to create an astonishingly true-to-life sky. Hours are counted on a twenty-four-hour dial that sits under this celestial dome. A hemispherical precision moon phase travels above the equation of time indicator, while retrograde minutes are shown on the periphery of the display for power reserve and its ten days of autonomy. Seconds are carried by the patented double-face flying tourbillon. To determine the position of the stars in the sky, simply point the arrow of the sky-map hand northwards. On the back of the watch, a single central hand is driven by the annual calendar to perform a complete rotation in 365.25 days. It shows the date, zodiac sign, seasons, and also solstices and equinoxes.
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