Carl F. Bucherer is one of those quiet giants. The privately owned business, based in Lucerne, Switzerland, regularly turns out timepieces that deftly blend elegance and technical prowess. More than 125 years old, this brand has been investing significant time and effort into building its timepiece production – focusing on new movements and the refinement of top-quality innovative lines for both men and women.
Unveiled earlier this year in BaselWorld and making its way to stores now is a superb example of the brand’s watchmaking savvy the Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition 2015.The 41.8mm timepiece is powered by the brand’s hand-wound CFB T1001 movement that consists of 35 jewels and offers 70 hours of power reserve. The fascinating tourbillon escapement if visible on the dial side via an aperture at 6:00.
The alluring watch is crafted in 18-karat rose gold with a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides. The sapphire casebook allows for viewing of the movement, which offers hours, minutes, date, 24-hour display, power reserve indicator and tourbillon escapement. When cased, measures just 12.58mm high – making it perfect for wear under a suit jacket.
The watch features a chocolate brown, satin-brushed dial that enriches the overall look, and is finished with a hand-stitched alligator leather strap. It is water resistant to 30 meters. Just 188 pieces will be made for worldwide consumption. It will retail for just about $98,800.