The technicians and watchmakers at replica BOVET 1822 and DIMIER 1738 Manufacture began by ‘forgetting’ their certainties and habits before even commencing work on this timepiece in order to deliver a more intuitive and innovative way of reading the time articulated around the two stars that define it: the earth and the moon. In this watch –Recital 18 Shooting Star, the case, BOVET 46 mm Replica in diameter and 18 mm thick, contains all this, with a view of the earth and the moon as seen from space, shown in remarkable detail. At first glance, the Shooting Star boasts busy dial but this hight quality replica watches actually offers a detailed hemispheric universal worldwide time with retrograde minutes, jumping hours, and precision moon phase.
A first hemisphere was chosen to represent the Earth and enable the reading of universal time, which is displayed in three dimensions at 3 o’clock. A hand affixed to the North Pole – that is the axis of our hemisphere – follows its curve. It can be assigned to any one of the 24 time zones selected by the user. At its tip, a concentric ring displays the time in the chosen time zone, while the name of the city corresponding to that time zone appears on one of the two concentric rollers indexed to the hemisphere.
In addition to displaying the time and the name of the city corresponding to an easily adjustable time zone, the 24-hour ring that surrounds the globe enables instant reading of the time anywhere in the world. Simply follow a straight line from the center of the globe, passing through the selected geographical point. The tip of this line will point to the exact time in the selected place on the graduated ring. To link the hand of the second time zone to a specific city, simply press the center of the crown. With each successive press, the needle jumps by an angular value of 15°, representing the exact value of the time zone. This action also activates the rollers and the names of the cities corresponding to the time zones indicated by the hand are displayed in sequence.
The option of two concentric paint rollers to point the metropolitan areas provides the two-fold benefit of taking on little space although supplying exemplary readability. The mechanism that drives them needed great resourcefulness. The outer curler shows 11 metropolitan areas concurrently, then makes method for a window, which opens an aperture towards the second curler – arranged concentrically within the first curler – and exhibiting the twelfth city. This inner curler then turns to be able to display the 13 subsequent metropolitan areas within the aperture. The entire product is controlled with a column wheel.