When I met with the Swiss in early 2018, Pascal Raffy of Bovet from Switzerland personally introduced me to the gorgeous and complex new flagship Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital watch with advanced complications. The 22nd model in the respected Récital series is clearly so “grand” that it requires the use of the word “Récital” twice in the official name of the product. Mr. Raffy is usually passionate and proud of his new “baby”, and he is keen to point out the many technical and aesthetic elements of Récital 22 Grand Récital.
Please note the presentation frame (I mean spherical) that comes with the Récital 22 Grand Récital watch. In the image below, you will see Mr. Raffy placing his hands on the star globe that comes with each timepiece. The electronic equipment in the demonstration area will emit a charming light display when the watch is turned on in a “static” place. This is a wonderful way to store such products and helps to make the most expensive toys in essence the most refined taste. Therefore, I like all the work Bovet continues to do on the subsequent interesting Récital series of timepieces, which are based on the previous interesting models.
We have not yet covered every timepiece in the Bovet Récital series, but we have covered quite a few of them. Just search for “Bovet Récital” and you will see a series of fascinating and fascinating watch directions that Bovet has taken in the series over the years. About six months before the debut of Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital, we are here to provide hands-on practice of the Bovet Récital 20 Asterium watch. Bovet will produce 60 watches for the Récital 22 Grand Récital series, half of which will be 18k gold (reference number R220001) and the other half will be 950 platinum (reference R22002).
The Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital starts with a round case, which has asymmetrical thickness due to its wedge shape. This is not Bovet Récital’s first timepiece, and it does make the dial more ergonomic. This also helps to make the overall design of the watch more distinctive. Otherwise, the round case is quite large, but it is also very wear-resistant, with a width of 46.3 mm and a thickness of 19.6 mm (at the widest point). The case is water-resistant to 30m, with anti-reflective coating sapphire crystals sandwiched between the top and bottom. The case is equipped with a series of embedded buttons that can correct various functions provided by the movement. In addition to the crown, the case is also located at the 12 o’clock position, with large eye-catching buttons. When pressed, this button will advance all calendar settings by one day. If the power of the mainspring is weakened, the complexity of resetting the calendar will become easier (unless you remember to manually wind the manual winding movement every week, otherwise this It will definitely happen).
As with other similar timepieces, there is no obvious difference between the mechanical movement inside the Popular cheap watch and the dial. The two are directly connected together because the scale, dial and other indicators are built directly on the movement itself. In addition, Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital also uses a lot of hand decoration, carving and painting. The semi-finished globe display is beautiful and carefully drawn by hand. The best visual technique used in the painting process is the application of luminous enamel paint.
Bovet has tried this type of luminous paint in the past with great success. In this article, you can see a small number of images that were illuminated by the dial in the dark after the face of Récital 22 Grand Récital was filled with enough light. Most timepieces with this traditional style and complexity will not have the kind of “light display” shared with the owner. That being said, the time display system is not fully illuminated. The Review fake watch only displays the time in a 24-hour clock, and the hour is illuminated instead of counterclockwise.
The Revolution series tourbillon launched by Franck Muller represents some of the most ambitious, radical and amazing achievements in the history of contemporary watchmaking. Today, Franck Muller (Franck Muller) launched the Vanguard™ Revolution 3 skull, which has extraordinary technical wonders and emotions that only Frank Muller can discover.
This watch has a stunning skeleton movement, showing the skeletonized black bridge and red aluminum indicator in a stylish way, allowing you to observe one of the most exquisite mechanisms of all timepieces.
This three-axis tourbillon can correct gravity in all positions, while the classic tourbillon only compensates when the watch is in a vertical position. This complex frame system is a technological marvel and the result of one of the most complicated works in haute horology.
The extraordinary three-axis tourbillon that dominates the lower half of the movement slowly rotates the three movements in cycles of 1 hour, 8 minutes and 60 seconds. This highly complex mechanism makes the Vanguard™ Revolution 3 skeleton a miracle of accuracy, and above all a masterpiece of micromechanics.
Power flows from the gear train through all three carriages to activate the balance wheel five times per second. Since Revolution 3 has three carriages, the gear train has a lot of resistance to overcome. In order to provide enough energy to drive the three-axis tourbillon, the movement has a huge power reserve of 10 days. In addition, during the progress of the 8-minute carriage and the 60-second carriage, there are two retrograde instructions at 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock.
This timepiece is placed in a pioneer case for the first time, with a unique sapphire dome on the front and back of the watch, which further highlights the magnificent three-axis tourbillon. The Vanguard case is made of grade 2 titanium and is treated with a black PVD coating. The strap made of red Alcantara® effortlessly adopts the shape of the wrist, perfectly matching the red decoration on the movement and the Vanguard case.
The future design of Vanguard™ Revolution 3 Skeleton is completely designed and manufactured in-house by the company. It is a treasure trove of machinery, demonstrating the exquisite manufacturing technology of Franck Muller.
The brand new Vanguard™ Revolution 3 frame has Franck Muller’s 5-year tourbillon warranty and comes in a very special box with an automatic opening system.Cheap watches
About Cintrée Curvex Revolution 1: Enhancing the art of tourbillon
From the very beginning, Franck Muller understood the emotion that the tourbillon brings to the watch owner. Emotion is the reason that Franck Muller mainly produces flying tourbillons, because without the bridge, you will have a clearer understanding of the tourbillon mechanism. But even so, Frank still noticed that the owner of the tourbillon always put the watch in front of his eyes so that he could peer into the mechanical world. He wondered if it was possible to make a tourbillon that rises from the dial so that the owner could better understand the mechanics of the frame. He began to experiment with this idea and proposed an extraordinary mechanism, Revolution1. Press the button on the left side of the lower case, and the tourbillon carriage rises until it is only a few microns from the bottom surface of the upper sapphire crystal. From the side, you will find that the balance wheel has been fully raised above the height of the dial. The result is an unprecedented timepiece complication.
Frank (Franck) faced a major challenge during the watch concept. If you happen to place the pointer of the tourbillon over the hole when you press the button (for example, at 6 o’clock), the pointer of the tourbillon may be damaged. Therefore, he decided to create a system where no matter where the hands are on the dial, the hands will jump to 12 o’clock to ensure that they will not block the rising tourbillon holder. But more importantly, when the button is released, the pointer will jump back to the correct time position without losing one second of accuracy. Although this sounds simple, the potential technical challenges are extreme. Getting the hands to jump back to the correct time is much more difficult than just raising the tourbillon. Franck’s solution was to design a system similar to the return function in a split-second chronograph. Essentially, he had to make two tricky things-one in each hand-which is why Revolution 1 is so difficult to develop.
Therefore, for Franck Muller, the success of the subsequent Revolution 1 demonstrated the untapped potential of redeveloping the tourbillon for contemporary consumers. The acclaim of Revolution 1 quickly paved the way for one of the major breakthroughs in the new millennium watch: the first multi-axis tourbillon watch.
About Cintrée Curvex Revolution 2: Two-axis tourbillon
The tourbillon-or “Whirlwind”, as the name suggests is translated from French-is the most in-depth, acclaimed and highly respected complication in the world of fine watchmaking. It consists of a bracket in which all the adjustment mechanisms of the mechanical watch, including the balance wheel, hairspring and escapement are placed. Then, it rotates around its own axis every 60 seconds to compensate for errors caused by gravity in these components when the watch is in a vertical position.
Since it is designed for pocket watches, the classic tourbillon can only compensate for the negative effects of gravity in the vertical position. Therefore, after months of research and development, Franck Muller (Franck Muller) launched the Tourbillon version of Revolution 2. Revolution 2 rotates around two axes, so it can not only compensate for the effects of gravity when it is vertical or horizontal. This innovation brings a new connection to the tourbillon in the form of a Review replica watch.
About Cintrée Curvex Revolution 3: Beyond 3D
As conceived by pocket watches, the tourbillon is designed to work in a vertical position. However, for a watch, the “normal” position may vary greatly depending on the wearer’s movement, which in turn can cause major changes in operation.
Therefore, after years of development, Franck Muller produced the world’s first three-axis tourbillon in 2004, which completely changed the watchmaking industry. Franck Muller’s engineers surpassed Revolution 2 and created a true masterpiece. Revolution 3 provides extraordinary technological wonders and emotions that only Franck Muller can discover. This three-axis tourbillon can correct gravity in all positions, while the classic tourbillon only compensates when the watch is in the vertical position. This amazing complexity is the result of one of the most complex pieces in Haute Horlogerie.
About Franck Muller (Franck Muller) manufacturing
Franck Muller was founded in 1991 by master watchmaker Franck Muller and watch case expert Vartan Sirmakes. It is one of the most acclaimed independent watch companies in contemporary watchmaking. Franck Muller is an award-winning brand known for its highly proprietary technical complexity (proprietary technological innovation), which is produced in-house at Genthod’s plant in Geneva. From the first three-axis tourbillon Revolution 3 to the most complex watch in the world, Frank Muller (Aknitler) Mega 4, Frank Muller (Franck Muller) created an outstanding timepiece, always in the history of Swiss watchmaking Left his mark.
Franck Muller has more than 50 world premieres and patents. His creativity is warmly welcomed by watch connoisseurs and celebrities all over the world, and represents a major technological advancement in the history of Haute Horlogerie.
Franck Muller Vanguard™Revolution 3 skeleton technical specifications and prices
The three-axis tourbillon of the Vanguard™ Revolution 3 skeleton can correct gravity in all positions, while the classic tourbillon compensates for it only when the watch is in the vertical position. This complex frame system is a technological marvel and the result of one of the most complicated works in haute horology.
Grade 2 titanium alloy with PVD treatment on the back
Red inserts on both sides of the housing
Width: 46mm x Length: 55.9mm x Thickness: 13.7mm
Sapphire crystal glass with two domes on the front and back
Water-resistant to 30 meters
12 o’clock power reserve,
4 o’clock and 8 o’clock transportation progress indicator
Instructions for use
The reel has 2 positions: 1. Rewind. 2. Time setting
Manual winding movement
10 days power reserve
Width: 34.30 mm Length: 40.30 mm Thickness: 9.65 mm
The balance wheel frequency is set to 18,000 times per hour
Rotate the first cage in 1 minute
The second cage rotates in 8 minutes
Rotate the third cage for 1 hour
The movement is decorated with micro notes and chamfers on the main board and tourbillon cage
Circular texture on wheels
Red anodized tourbillon cage and indicator
Strap and buckle
Hand-stitched red Alcantara® strap
Grade 2 titanium folding buckle