2013 marks 125 years since Swiss jeweller Carl Friedrich Bucherer opened up his first watch and jewellery shop in Lucerne.
Throughout the decades, Carl F. Bucherer has created many complicated watches, including models with power-reserve displays, chronographs, and even a perpetual calendar, not to mention the company’s own manufacture movement.
But to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the brand’s founding, the manufacture is releasing its first tourbillon timepiece. The hand-wound tourbillon movement, Calibre CFB T1001, will be introduced into the highly regarded Manero collection.
Naturally, the tourbillon, featured at 6 o’clock on the dial, is the central attraction. The date is indicated by a centre-mounted hand that points to a 31-day scale that surrounds the dial. The numerals on the scale change their orientation at 3 o’clock and again at 9 o’clock. A sub-dial at 12 o’clock displays the time on a 24-hour scale. And the movement’s long power reserve of 70 hours is indicated on the semi-circular scale at 9 o’clock.
The 41.8mm watch has wedge-shaped hour markers and tapered hours and minutes hands typical of the Manero line. The sapphire crystal lens is coated with non-reflective material, and as expected, there’s a sapphire exhibition case back. The strap is hand-stitched Louisiana alligator leather, with a rose-gold folding clasp.
The watch will be limited to just 188 pieces and will be available at just under a six figure sum at $98,800.00.
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