Just released by Carl F. Bucherer is a new capsule collection that puts a unique spin on five of the brand’s most popular watches. With 2023 marking the 135th anniversary of the brand, each of the five watches will debut in a city that has played an important role in Carl F. Bucherer’s history. The common thread that runs across each of the five watches is the use of black cases which are matched with black dials and straps, making for very moody and thoroughly modern monochromatic timepieces. While three pieces are limited editions done in forged carbon cases, two are standard production models which will be finished in black DLC.
Let’s begin with the three limited edition watches, starting with the Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Black. Limited to 30 pieces, this is a blacked out take on what is a very underrated piece of watchmaking. With a peripheral rotor and a tourbillon mounted with a peripheral cage, this watch really is like none other out there. The peripheral rotor lends the advantages of an automatic movement but without the thickness or visual distraction of a typical rotor while the peripheral cage makes the tourbillon appear to almost be floating in thin air. Like the standard model, it is outfitted with the COSC-certified CFB T3000 automatic movement that has a 65-hour power reserve. The forged carbon case with titanium container measures 43.1mm wide and 12.3mm thick, with the watch coming on a hybrid rubber strap with “carbon texture” and a DLC-coated titanium and steel buckle.
Next is the Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar Black which is limited to 88 pieces and comes in a forged carbon case with titanium container. The COSC-certified CFB A2055 manufacture caliber has a 55-hour power reserve for its perpetual calendar and moon phase which is done in aventurine with two hand-engraved white gold moons. Measuring 41.6mm wide and 12.49mm thick, this watch comes on a hybrid rubber strap with “Milky Way” texture and quick release system as well as a DLC-coated titanium and steel buckle.
The third limited edition watch is the Manero Peripheral BigDate Black which is limited to 188 pieces and is the final piece to come in the forged carbon and titanium container case. With that recognizable big date aperture at 11 o’clock and day aperture at 9 o’clock, it looks particularly neat and clean with the black and white monochromatic color scheme. It is outfitted with the COSC-certified CFB A2011 manufacture caliber movement with 65-hour power reserve which you can keep track of with the power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock. Measuring 41.6mm wide and 12.82mm thick, this watch also comes on a hybrid rubber strap with “carbon texture” and a DLC-coated titanium and steel buckle.
Finally, we have the two non-limited pieces that are each done in black DLC coated cases with deep black matte lacquered dials. First is the Manero Flyback Black, a blacked out take on one of Carl F. Bucherer’s most popular watches. The CFB 1970 caliber has a 42-hour power reserve with the flyback chronograph function serving as its calling card for years. Done in a 43mm wide and 14.45mm thick case, the Manero Flyback Black comes on a hybrid rubber strap with “Milky Way” texture and quick release system as well as a DLC-coated titanium and steel buckle.
Second is the new Heritage BiCompax Annual Black which is outfitted with the CFB 1972 caliber with 42-hour power reserve. Housed in a 41mm wide and 14.15mm thick case, it comes on a hybrid rubber strap with Cloud de Paris texture and a quick release system with DLC-coated titanium and steel clasp.
This blacked out Carl F. Bucherer capsule collection marks the beginning of an important year for the brand both in recognizing its history as well as setting the tone for what the rest of 2023 holds. The Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Black (ref. 00.10920.16.33.01) is limited to 30 pieces with a price of $60,900, the Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar Black (ref. 00.10916.16.33.01) is limited to 88 pieces with a price of $36,700, and the Manero Peripheral BigDate Black (ref. 00.10926.16.33.01) is limited to 188 pieces with a price of $22,900. The non-limited Manero Flyback Black (ref. 00.10919.12.33.01) is priced at $8,100 and the Heritage BiCompax Annual Black (ref. 00.10803.12.32.01) is priced at $8,800.
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