An elegant parade of fine watchmaking dances into the limelight, as Carl F. Bucherer unveils its showpiece for the upcoming Only Watch 2023: the Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Only Watch. With a commanding stance that melds both technology and artistry, this timepiece is as much a marvel of engineering as it is a testament to the brand’s enduring legacy.
With a carbon-flecked facade and a black marbled touch, the forged carbon case of this Manero piece radiates an undeniably urban charm. Yet, beyond this cloak of midnight hues lies a flash of vitality. Right at the 12 o’clock position, the brand showcases its pièce de résistance – the “floating” tourbillon, tinted in a luminous green. A tourbillon, which neither clings to the movement’s main plate nor leans on a bridge, seems to dance in mid-air. Supported by ceramic bearings, its delicate waltz is indeed one of Carl F. Bucherer’s monumental achievements.
But the dance doesn’t end there. Flip this masterpiece over, and through its transparent sapphire crystal case back, another hue of life is revealed. The oscillating weight of its peripherally mounted automatic winding system is painted with the same vibrant green. Against a backdrop of black-coated bridges and subtle gray engravings, the synthetic rubies from its 33-jewel movement shimmer like stars in a moonless night.
Enhancing this, an inner green bezel captures the gaze, while 18K white gold hour-markers and hands, steeped in luminescence, ensure the watch’s beauty remains undiminished even in the darkest hours. And in keeping with its theme of elegance interwoven with modernity, a special 22K gold oscillating weight mirrors the green and rhodium tones.
Specifications include a hybrid rubber strap, embodying a carbon-esque texture, paired with a DLC-coated titanium and stainless steel pin-lock folding clasp. Moreover, the watch’s impressive water resistance of up to 30 meters ensures the intricacies within remain undisturbed.
Beyond its impressive aesthetics and specifications, the spirit of Carl F. Bucherer, a watchmaking institution since 1888, pulses within every component. Jörg G. Bucherer, the current torchbearer of this family legacy, ensures that the brand’s dedication to precision, innovation, and an undying pioneering spirit remains unaltered.
Having conceptualized, developed, and hand-assembled every timepiece within Switzerland, the brand has not only revolutionized watchmaking with its patented peripheral technologies but has also breathed life into genuinely unique creations through its CFB Mastery Lab.
Though deeply rooted in Swiss traditions, Carl F. Bucherer‘s wings spread across four continents, reminding the world of the magic that persists in Swiss watchmaking. This Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Only Watch, in its essence, is not just a testament to the brand’s storied history but also a glimpse into its bright future.
To echo the words of a watch connoisseur, “The true marvel of a timepiece is not in counting the seconds, but in making every second count.” And this Carl F. Bucherer masterpiece ensures just that.
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