If you like chronographs and you are looking for one that doesn’t break the bank and in the under $10K USD range, the Carl F. Bucherer Chrono is a perfect watch that not only appears much pricier than its actual price tag but also one that offers a clean and very understated look. A watch available in three versions —stainless steel with grey dial and 18K red gold with either black or champagne colored dial— and equipped with a flyback chronograph mechanism. Featuring a mirror polished round case measuring 43 mm in diameter and a double domed sapphire crystal the Manero Flyback Chronograph is very vintage looking and great looking, especially for under $10K USD.
Insider: Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral Chocolate Dial. Hands-on with a Unisex Timepiece with a Gorgeous Brown Mother-of-Pearl Dial.
Conceived as a unisex timepiece thanks to its generous case measuring 40.6 mm in diameter and 11.2 mm in thickness, the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral with chocolate dial is a great looking watch with one of the most unique brown mother-of-pearl dials out there. Also available in 18K rose gold with other dial options and in stainless steel without diamonds, the Manero Peripheral we have here, is fitted with a stainless steel case with diamond encrusted bezel as ref. 00.10917.08.83.11.
Insider: Carl F. Bucherer Manero Power Reserve Blue and Manero Power Reserve Green. Hands-on with Two Very Eclectic Looking Watches.
Available now in stainless steel with two very eclectic looking dials, the new Carl F. Bucherer Manero Power Reserve with blue or green dial is very reminiscent of the Glashütte Original Sixties Iconic Square with its crazy electric five colors. The new Manero Power Reserve is available in two new dials, one blue and the other green. and equipped with a power reserve indicator, day of the week, date and seconds subdial. Giving special special attention to each of these two new watches, each iteration is very unique looking and with its very own character.
One of our favorite watches released this Baselworld 2017 is the new Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback Chronograph with grey dial. This new watch is available in three versions —stainless steel with grey dial and 18K red gold with either black or champagne colored dial— and equipped with a flyback chronograph mechanism. Giving special special attention to each of these three new watches, each iteration is very unique looking and with its very own character.
Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.
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.
Insider: Carl F. Bucherer Manero Power Reserve Rose Gold. Elegant, Classic and Very Well Crafted for the Price.
Carl F. Bucherer founded in Lucerne since 1888, as a modest Swiss family business has grown into the internationally renowned Bucherer brand with its own worldwide chain of stores and it remains a family-owned business since then. Their watches and their movements are developed and manufactured in the company’s own workshops in Switzerland and all very reasonably priced for the caliber of watch that you get. This time we are talking about the elegant Manero Power Reserve in 18K rose gold ref. 10912.08. This elegant timepiece also available in stainless steel is exquisitely finished with a 42.5 mm 18K rose gold case and a beautiful sunburst silvered dial featuring a recessed power reserve indicator at 3, a big double date aperture at 11, day of the week at 9 and subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock.
The Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon ref. 00.10918.03.33.01 is definitely one of the most beautiful and well balanced point of entry level tourbillons in the market. While this watch is not fitted with a fully in-house calibre, its 35 jewel manual wound movement with tourbillon —calibre CFB T1001— is exceptionally finished and equipped with a nice 70-hour power reserve indicator, 24-hour indicator and peripheral date indicator. Fitted with a nicely finished 18K rose gold case and with a black sunburst or silvery white dial, this limited edition timepiece delivers in terms of design, craftsmanship and looks.
Baselworld 2014: Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec. Live Pictures and Pricing of One of Our New Favorite Diving Watches.
Carl F. Bucherer founded in Lucerne since 1888, as a modest Swiss family business has grown into the internationally renowned Bucherer brand with its own worldwide chain of stores and it remains a family-owned business since then. In homage to founder Carl Friedrich Bucherer, the manufacturing brand of the same name was repositioned in 2001. Watches and their movements are developed and manufactured in the company’s own workshops in Switzerland.
This new diver's watch presented at Baselworld 2014 is a perfect example of the rich history and craftsmanship from this manufacture. Fitted with a robust and very solid case in stainless steel measuring 44.6 mm in diameter and 13.5 mm in thickness, the Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec watch ref. 00.10618.104.22.168 is available in different metal combinations, straps and dials. While the stainless steel version is available in black or white dial with matching bracelet or rubber strap, the stainless steel and 18K rose gold bezel model, is available with a white or a blue dial. On this post, we are focusing on our favorite combination that features a stainless steel case, an 18K rose gold bezel with ceramic and a black rubber strap.
The beautifully designed dial features a high gloss and matte texturized pattern that ensures fast and accurate readability with applied raised markers fitted with super-luminova, that glow light blue under dark environments. The 18K rose gold bezel features a combination of black and blue ceramic with a very solid construction and with a robust teethed edge that is very easy to grip. The unidirectional bezel rotates only in counterclockwise direction and the luminous dot at 12 o'clock glows strong in the dark. The distinctive design of the Patravi ScubaTec leaves no doubt about its function as a diving watch. The glowing blue markers are emblematic of the sea, as are the markings on the first quarter of the bezel and the notch of the same color on the big and robust 18K rose gold crown. Protected by a 4 mm thick sapphire crystal, this diver's watch is rated to a depth of 500 meters. To make matters even more serious, the watch is fitted with a helium-release valve on the case band at 8 o'clock.
This new watch is fitted with a solid case back that also features extraordinary design with a pair of two manta rays in relief. This nice and thick case back is the perfect guardian for the automatic calibre inside this watch. The beating heart inside this watch, is the Carl F. Bucherer calibre CFB 1950.1 —officially certified chronometer— with 25/26 jewels and which provides a power reserve of 38 hours when fully wound.
Whether you decide to go with the rubber strap model or with the bracelet one, you will be happy to know that both of them feature a practical and easy to use diver's extension —in order to wear the watch over a wet suit— as well as a push-and-slide micro-adjustment on the nice and solid deployant clasp. The rubber composite on this thick black rubber strap is quite malleable, soft to the touch and extremely comfortable.
On the wrist, the watch wears very nice and slightly larger than its actual size and more like a 45 to 46 mm case if you have a 7.25" wrist circumference. While we have witnessed many new watches featuring blue dials this Baselworld 2014, the hue of blue that Carl F. Bucherer chose for this watch is one of our favorites.
Even though when this is a very sporty timepiece, we feel that the stainless steel and 18K rose gold model ref. 00.10632.24.23.01 or 00.10632.24.53.01 brings the watch a step above making it an easy fit for any type of outfit. Whether you are walking down the streets of New York City in your bespoke suit or just strolling down the beaches of the Riviera Maya, this watch won't make you look out of style or out place.
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