Carl F. Bucherer Marks 125 Years With New Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition

Carl F. Bucherer Manero TourbillonThis year marks 125 years since Swiss jeweler Carl Friedrich Bucherer opened up his first watch and jewelry shop in Lucerne, on the way to designing and creating his first timepiece in 1919. To commemorate the anniversary, the modern Carl F. Bucherer watch brand has launched the new Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition.

Carl F. Bucherer has created many complicated watches, including models with power-reserve displays, chronographs, and even a perpetual calendar — and the company makes its own manufacture movement, but this will be the brand’s first tourbillon timepiece. The hand-wound tourbillon movement, Caliber CFB T1001, makes its debut in the brand’s Manero collection, which CFB describes as emphasizing “classical elegance.” The tourbillon, which is on display in an opening at 6 o’clock on the dial, is obviously the central attraction, but Carl F. Bucherer’s watchmakers have packed several other complications into the new watch as well. The date is indicated by a center-mounted hand that points to a 31-day scale that surrounds the dial. For better legibility at a glance, the numerals on the scale change their orientation at 3 o’clock and again at 9 o’clock. A subdial at 12 o’clock displays the time on a 24-hour scale. And the movement’s unusually long power reserve — 70 hours — is indicated on the semicircular scale at 9 o’clock.

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon

Carl F. Bucherer’s designers strove for clarity on the silver-colored dial despite the multiple complications and tourbillon aperture. The watch has the wedge-shaped hour markers and tapering hours and minutes hands typical of the Manero line, and the elegant, serif font used for the text and numerals is also common on Carl F. Bucherer watches. The 18k rose gold case is 41.08 mm in diameter and water-resistant to 30 meters. It has a sapphire crystal, which is coated with nonreflective material, and a sapphire exhibition caseback. The strap is hand-stitched Louisiana alligator leather, with a rose-gold folding clasp. The Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon is limited to only 188 pieces worldwide, and whereas the base prices on the vast majority of tourbillon watches break the six-figure price barrier, this one comes in just under it, at $98,800.


Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon - Dial CU
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