Founded in Lucerne in 1888, Carl F. Bucherer is one of the few manufactures that still in the hands of the family that founded it. Today, the company remains in the third generation of the family under Jörg G. Bucherer. As part of their evolution and dedication, the brand has decided to change their logo formerly in black and red, to a gold tone writing with the inscription 'Lucerne 1888' underneath it. Additionally, this year at Baselworld 2016, the brand released a brand new in-house automatic calibre with peripheral oscillating weight. The new calibre CFB A2000 was fully conceived, designed and developed in-house. This new calibre will be the base for Carl F. Bucherer's creations moving forward. The first watch to be powered by this new movement —in a variation with date function as calibre CFB A2050—is the new Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral. The new Manero Peripheral combines sophisticated modern engineering with classic watchmaking.
With the presentation of the new Manero Peripheral timepiece, Carl F. Bucherer is consolidating its reputation as an innovative manufacture brand. It also marks the launch —after several years of innovation work— of the CFB A2000 caliber series, designed and produced entirely in the watchmaker’s own development workshops. The CFB A2050 movement was specially developed on the basis of the CFB A2000 for the new Manero Peripheral. In addition to its central hours and minutes hands, the new Manero displays the small seconds at 6 o’clock and the date at 3 o’clock.
Fitted with a classic and elegant case in 18K rose gold measuring 40.6 mm in diameter and a thickness of 11.2 mm, the new Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral is being launched in six versions. Available in 18K rose gold with porcelain white dial under ref. 00.10917.03.23.01 or black dial under ref. 00.10917.08.33.01, this new watch is additionally also available in stainless steel with black or white dial and with alligator leather strap or matching stainless steel bracelet. The round case on the new Manero Peripheral features clear edges, soft curves, and contrasting polished and matte surfaces.
The dial on the new Manero Peripheral is very elegant and finished with raised wedge hour markers and faceted lance hands in classic Carl F. Bucherer Manero style.
The new in-house CFB automatic movement A2050 draws its energy from a double-sided self-winding mechanism with peripheral rotor. A design principle that Carl F. Bucherer brought into serial production with its CFB A1000 movement has thus been adapted for the new CFB A2050 Manufacture caliber, which, with its linear design, is both technically and visually characteristic of the brand. The movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph to provide a power reserve of 55 hours when fully wound.
On the wrist, the watch wears smaller than its actual size but quite nicely and comfortably.
Sticker Price $18,600 USD for 18K rose gold. For more info on Carl F. Bucherer click here.