Our complex lifestyles sometimes finds us asking, “What day is it?,” at which time a simple answer would be greatly appreciated. Those who enjoy classic literature and music often seek a timepiece that also inspires a sense of delight. To answer this call, the Swiss firm of Bovet offers the Récital 21 Retrograde Perpetual Calendar. A sturdy 44mm case of either pink gold or titanium houses a blue hour and minute dial surrounded by a running seconds display. A 60-minute countdown is set at 9 o’clock; the day of the month at 3 o’clock; the month at 6 o’clock; and the day of the week at 12 o’clock. A mechanical movement with a 5-day power reserve can be viewed through the sapphire display caseback. While the housing is water-resistant to 30 meters, this is not the timepiece to wear for a dip in the local hot springs; Bovet.com.
In these unprecedented times, we can take solace in knowing that this too shall pass. With Spring cleaning and online entertainment options galore, there’s never a shortage of pastimes to enjoy and skills to learn right at home. As the season progresses, society will be back to normal in no time — and thrive like never before.
Bartenders, mixologists and bar-goers alike have fallen under the elderflower spell, one fine cocktail at a time.