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BOVET 1822
RÉCITAL 23 "HOPE"

With Récital 23 "Hope" timepiece, BOVET watchmakers create an enchanting universe, to which engravers
and miniaturist painters of the House then add their poetic touch, by sending a sincere message of hope.
BOVET 1822
RÉCITAL 23 "HOPE"

With Récital 23 "Hope" timepiece, BOVET watchmakers create an enchanting universe, to which engravers
and miniaturist painters of the House then add their poetic touch, by sending a sincere message of hope.
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BOVET 1822 RÉCITAL 23 "HOPE" With Récital 23 "Hope" timepiece, BOVET watchmakers create an enchanting universe, to which engravers and miniaturist painters of the House then add their poetic touch, by sending a sincere message of hope.

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BOVET 1822
RÉCITAL 23 "HOPE"

With Récital 23 "Hope" timepiece, BOVET watchmakers create an enchanting universe, to which engravers
and miniaturist painters of the House then add their poetic touch, by sending a sincere message of hope.
Model name: Récital 23 "Hope" / R230008-SD1-PU
Case: "Writing desk" case in titanium
Dial: Aventurine glass dial with a miniature painting setwith 10 round diamond indices (0.03K)
Calibre: 11DA17-MP, Self-winding movement, 62 hours power reserve
Bracelet: Full-skin alligator with an 18K white gold buckle
Dimensions: Diameter: 43 x 38.70 mm, oval shape
Specificities: Unique miniature painting on aventurine glass dial Luminescent, three-dimensional moon phase indicator Registered "writing desk" case 62-hour power reserve
Special Notice

Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue are pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the sale. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.

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Lot Essay

The "Récital 23 Hope" timepiece of Maison BOVET resonates harmoniously with the ONLY WATCH initiative which raises money for Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. For intuitive reading of the time, the "writing-desk" case is in the form of a vertically elongated oval. The bezel inclines reverently to meet one's gaze and ingeniously reveals the threedimensional architecture of the movement and its time display.

The aventurine dial is off set and serves as the backdrop. Its deep blue and signature inclusions depict a sparkling sky of a thousand stars, like so many wishes and dreams. A fairy seated on a crescent moon is delicately painted onto the hour and minute dial. This piece, unique in more ways than one, comes with a shimmering "broken glass" eff ect that delicately connects the time display to the hemispherical moon phase itself fi lled with luminescent material.

The last detail is the unique design of the hour and minute hands, which form a heart each time they touch once an hour for a supremely symbolic expression of time.

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