Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral

Carl F. Bucherer earned manufacture status in 2008 with the launch of its first in-house movement, the automatic CFB A1000. This year the company unveiled its second in-house movement, CFB A2000, which makes its debut in this week’s Watch to Watch, the new Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral chronometer watch. The name refers to the peripheral rotor that is the hallmark of the movement’s automatic winding system. (The A1000 also featured a peripheral rotor. CFB says it is the first watch manufacturer to put a peripheral-rotor movement into serial production.)

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral - front

The A2000 has a free sprung balance; fine adjustment is performed by means of pivoting masselottes – small weights that sit on the four balance arms. The balance oscillates at 28,800 vph, or 4 Hz, compared to the CFB A1000’s 3-Hz frequency – which helps to ensure a more precise rate. The watch has a power reserve of 55 hours. The movement’s bridges and balance cocks are decorated with Geneva waves. The A2000 series will serve as the firm’s base automatic movement. It will be incorporated into new models and can be modified with complications.

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral - angle
Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral - back
The Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral watch has a small seconds indication at 6 o’clock and a date display at 3 o’clock. It comes in either a rose-gold or steel case, 40.6 mm in diameter, with either a white or black dial. The watch has classic touches such as raised wedge hour markers and faceted lance hands. The sapphire crystal is domed and has a nonreflective coating on both sides. The watch also has a sapphire caseback. The rose-gold version of the watch is $18,600; the steel one (bottom photo) is $7,200 with a strap and $7,600 with a bracelet.

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral - Dial Detail

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral - Steel - front
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  1. Jack T

    The first dress watch I’ve taken note of from Bucherer, very nice lines, case profile and dial could compare favorable with a Calatrava or something from ALS. Pity the brand is not more widely available for me to see.

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