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.

BY MURRAY CLARK | Nov 14, 2018 | News


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 travelling around the globe and a sun represented by a flying tourbillon.


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. But say you do want a watch that boasts a trophy cabinet like Dani Alves, contact Bovet directly to register interest.

From: Esquire UK