BIOGRAPHY OF THE BRAND
The Carl F. Bucherer name has been synonymous with quality, innovation and passion since 1888. Founded in Lucerne, the Swiss family business has become an internationally renowned global brand characterized by its founder’s pioneering spirit and the cosmopolitan esprit of its home. Carl F. Bucherer is one of the very few remaining family-owned Swiss watch manufacturers and is now headed in the third generation by Jörg G. Bucherer.
Timepieces and movements are developed and produced in the brand’s own workshops in Switzerland. Milestones are the manufacturer’s own movement families, which are partly driven by an external rotor – an innovation that Carl F. Bucherer was the first manufacturer to put into series production. With its exclusive watch creations, Carl F. Bucherer epitomizes high-quality Swiss craftsmanship, unmistakable style and detailed sophistication.
Carl F. Bucherer – Made of Lucerne
OVERVIEW OF THE ONLY WATCH MODEL
For the first time ever, Carl F. Bucherer adds a royal blue peripheral rotor and an 18-carat white gold case to the classic lines of the single edition Manero Peripheral for Only Watch 2017.
The Manero Peripheral Only Watch 2017 model is the epitome of a timeless classic. The timepiece’s clear design language emphasizes the sophisticated finish of the 18-carat white gold case. The characteristic peripheral rotor, which Carl F. Bucherer was the first manufacturer to put into series production, appears for the first time ever in the same royal blue that adorns the model’s leather strap and indices, a tribute to the brand’s attention to detail. Alluding to the auction that will take place on November 11, the eleven of the date appears in the same blue. A metallic dedication is placed on the inside of the see-through sapphire-crystal case back that reads “ONLY WATCH 2017 – Pièce unique – Fabriquée en Suisse”, adding another layer to the one-of-a-kind character of the timepiece. This is a watch that embodies the full innovative force of the Carl F. Bucherer manufacture by blending the sophisticated engineering of the in-house movement with a timeless design interpretation.
The successful bidder will also be invited for an unforgettable experience in the brand’s hometown, Lucerne, in the very heart of Switzerland. They will enjoy a two-night stay at the prestigious Chateau Gütsch hotel, which is located in one of the most picturesque hotel locations in the world. Here they can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains and head out to explore the historic city – and they will also have the privilege of visiting the Carl F. Bucherer manufacture, where they can experience the entire world of the family business.
Facts and Figures: Manero Peripheral Only Watch 2017
Reference number: 00.10917.02.23.99
Movement: Automatic, manufacture caliber CFB A2050 with blue peripheral rotor, chronometer, diameter 30.6 mm, height 5.28 mm, 33 jewels, power reserve 55 hours
Functions: Date, hour, minute, small seconds
Case: 18-carat white gold, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, sapphire-crystal case back with metallic coating “ONLY WATCH 2017 – Pièce unique – Fabriquée en Suisse”, water-resistant to 30 m (3 atm), diameter 40.6 mm, height 11.2 mm
Dial: White with blue indices and hands
Strap: Blue Louisiana alligator leather strap, 18-carat white gold pin buckle
Estimate: CHF 18,000 to CHF 23,000