2023 seems to be a year of celebrations and milestones and here is one more. This year the Lucerne-based watchmaker is celebrating its 135th birthday with a powerful statement of 5 watches, reimagining the bestsellers from the brand.
The world has experienced greater change since 1888, when Carl F. Bucherer was founded, than at any other time in human history. One thing, though, remains steadfast: the brand’s uninterrupted ability to create exceptional timepieces that move – literally – with time. The spirit of this contemporary CFB Capsule Collection is the very embodiment of what the brand stands for: exploration, travel, and the pursuit of new horizons.
Let’s meet the watches
1. Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Black
Inside its 43.10mm forged carbon case with a titanium container is a CFB T3000 manufacture caliber with a patented peripherally mounted floating tourbillon. Striking, innovative, and technically superb, inside and out. Limited to 30 pieces it comes on a hybrid rubber strap with ‘carbon’ texture and the quick-release system.
2. Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar Black
Here is a 41.6mm forged carbon case with a titanium container powered by CFB A2055 manufacture caliber with a perpetual calendar and moon-phase functions whose display consists of a disc of aventurine and two small hand-engraved moons in white gold. It keeps track of every day – even in leap years – which means the wearer only has to think about how to make the best use of that time (a minor correction will have to be made in the year 2100). An 88-piece limited edition on a hybrid rubber strap with ‘Milky Way’ texture and the quick-release system.
3. Manero Peripheral BigDate Black
It takes its name from the big bold date aperture at 11 o’clock. The dial is rounded out with a weekday indicator and small seconds and power reserve subdials: an impressive amount of information available at a glance. Powered by CFB A2011 manufacture caliber with 41.6mm case, it is limited to 188 pieces. Available with a hybrid rubber strap with a ‘brushed’ texture and the quick-release system.
Expressing one of Carl F. Bucherer’s most popular watches, this unlimited watch has a stunning 43mm DLC-coated stainless-steel case with a deep black matte lacquered surface, featuring CFB 1970 caliber with a chronograph and flyback functions. The watch comes on a hybrid rubber strap with ‘pyramid’ texture and the quick-release system.
5. Heritage BiCompax Annual Black
And here’s another CFB favorite. Made of DLC coated stainless steel with a deep black matte lacquered surface, the dial features a big date and two chronograph counters. The CFB 1972 caliber delivers an annual calendar function, which means the date only has to be changed once a year. And all this in a 41mm case with a hybrid rubber strap with ‘Clous de Paris’ texture and the quick-release system.
Carl F. Bucherer will unveil each of the five new timepieces in a different cosmopolitan city on the same day – each city having played an important role for the three generations of the Bucherer family over the past 135 years. This approach creatively reflects the spirit of the brand’s founder who, from the day he opened his business in 1888, had a vision of establishing a truly global brand. That vision, which has been beautifully manifested in the last 135 years, will be elevated to a new level with the launch of a new watch every two hours.
With its five different timepieces – three of which are available only in limited quantities – the CFB Capsule Collection is positioned to appeal to anyone whose independent mindset distinguishes them from the crowd and lets them see the world around them a bit differently.