Sometimes you see a timepiece that has a detail that lifts it above the vast ocean of watches. Bovet 1822 offers a good example with the Récital 19 Miss Dimier, an elliptical watch with a diamond-set bezel, designed specifically for women. The touch of brilliance is in the hour and minute hands, which are designed in such a way that when they overlap, once an hour, they form a heart. A very romantic touch.
This detail made me think of one of my female friends, whose relationships only last if her male friend is so far away that they can only meet once every few months. But in actual fact, the hands that continue around the dial at their different speeds and meet for an instant every hour symbolizes just about every love story: whatever happens, we live lives that are separate to a degree and meet only when we get back home.
The Récital 19 Miss Dimier has a blue dial, which is one of the most significant watch trends of recent months. It has a steel case 35.4 mm from top to bottom and 30.7 mm wide, and so it is ideal for every female wrist. The watch is powered by an automatic movement with a 72-hour, 3-day, power reserve, and it runs at 4 Hertz, 28,800 vibrations per hour.
A watch for everyday use
The strap of the Récital 19 Miss Dimier is made of synthetic fibre resembling natural satin, but more resilient and stain-resistant. This makes the watch ideal for daily use.
The Bovet Récital 19 Miss Dimier costs 16,500 Swiss francs.