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The Récital 22 Grand Récital by Swiss watchmaker Bovet recently won the top prize at this year’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie, also known as the Oscars for Swiss watchmaking.

The Récital 22 Grand Récital is the third and most complex in a series of astronomical watches by the company, which produces around 2,000 pieces per year. According to HODINKEE, it is one of the most complex timepieces ever made.

The face of the watch is based on a view of the world seen directly above the brand’s Swiss headquarters in the 14-century Chateau de Môtiers. A meticulously hand-painted globe displays a 24-hour clock, while a flying tourbillon stands in for the sun. A moon then orbits the globe, mimicking the natural lunar cycle. To top it off, lume has been applied for legibility in low-light situations.

The 46 mm Récital 22 Grand Récital comes in 18 karat red gold or platinum with an alligator strap, sapphire glass and 84 bezel-set diamonds. It retails for $469,800 in red gold and $502,200 in platinum.

Browse images of the timepiece above then head to Bovet for more details.

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