The racecourse of Chuchle, south of the Czech capital, welcomed the finals of the 2016 Prague Polo Cup. This event was sponsored by Bovet 1822 and its partner in Czech Republic, Art de Suisse. Team Bovet was among the five competing teams.
Spinning once every 24 hours, the globe has a hand over it which indicates either a second time zone or could be set for a synchronized 24-hour hand. The hand and the world can move independently, and that’s of course component of the inherent complexity of the machine. Moving the 24-hour GMT hand across the globe is where more interesting pleasure comes in, as it is linked to the “double drum” reference town selector placed only within the entire world system. This is perhaps one of my favorite complications in the Bovet Recital 18 Shooting Star.When you press in the summit, the reference city advances. To acquire all 24 big time zones, there’s a drum which sits inside of the outer drum. This makes more sense once you see it in operation – and it’s super cool. I have always liked rolling drum-style displays, but they are rather uncommon. From the Bovet Recital 18 Shooting Star, Bovet made these carefully moving drums to work along with the indicator arrow to indicate that the second time zone in conjunction with the GMT hand that moves across the globe. It works surprisingly well and is elegant in its implementation on top of that. Moreover, playing with the machine by pressing at the crown is probably just too temping a way of overworking the motion and potentially prematurely breaking something, since the owner of a Recital 18 will likely be playing with this complication a long time.
Defying record temperatures, the riders and their horses spared no effort to offer a show combining combativeness to sportiness and spirit of fair play.
The spectators were able to visit the Bovet Watch Ranking Replica 1822 corner and discover the most recent collections of the House. Among the timepieces displayed, the Recital 18 Shooting Star® tourbillon and its innovative vision of time awakened curiosities.