This Ridiculously Complex Watch Won the Equivalent of the World Cup

See the winner of the 2018 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève grand prize.

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève is a big deal. Created in 2001 as a way to promote the very best in watchmaking, it rewards eye-wateringly complex watches on the grounds of craftsmanship, exclusivity, and prestige, and this year's winner was no exception. 

The recipient of 2018's Aiguille d’Or was the Récital 22 Grand Récital, a tourbillon from Swiss manufacture Bovet. But this is no ordinary tourbillon. The watch itself gives wearers a view of the world as seen from above Bovet's HQ in Môtiers, with a three-dimensional moon traveling around the globe and a sun represented by a flying tourbillon.

IMAGE: Bovet

The case, which is available in red gold or platinum, clocks in at a mighty 46mm diameter, and further houses a perpetual calendar to the back, and a visible measurement of hour, day, month, and leap year in corresponding windows. 

Of course, this is a piece with an extremely limited production run. Contact Bovet directly to register interest.


This story originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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