CARL F. BUCHERER – MANERO TOURBILLON LIMITED EDITION 2016
A new tourbillon
Carl F. Bucherer has unveiled the new limited edition Manero Tourbillon (188 available). The original’s classic design has been given a dash of sophistication.
Since it was invented in the late 18th century, the tourbillon has been one of the greatest feats of technology in watchmaking. Watches are often affected by gravity on the balance wheel so a tourbillon counteracts these effects by putting the balance wheel inside a specially designed mobile cage. The balance wheel and cage spin independently of the watch to ensure the movement is always accurate.
When Carl F. Bucherer unveiled its very first tourbillon in 2013, the Lucerne brand sealed its reputation as a watchmaker. A calibre made in-house by Carl F. Bucherer incorporates the revolutionary complication in the classic white gold 41.8mm case. The tourbillon’s dynamic movements draw attention to the round display at 6 on the dial. The power reserve indicator at 9 tells you how much power is left. It’s worth mentioning that the in-house CFB T1001 calibre has a 70-hour power reserve.
The displays, such as the 24-hour counter at 12 and date with a third hand, melt into the stylish Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition 2016. The alignment of the date display’s markers around the dial jut out at 3 and 9 for improved and more intuitive visibility. Domed sapphire crystal on both sides gives a clear view of the Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition 2016 dial whilst you can gaze at the in-house CFB T1001 calibre through the sapphire crystal back.
The signature Carl F. Bucherer star logo, pyramid hour markers and slender minute hands underline the model’s technical complexity. The timepiece is splashed with rose gold right up to the tourbillon cage showcased by the brushed dial’s glossy midnight black hue. The finishing touch is a hand-sewn black alligator strap to balance the design of the Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition 2016 with an 18 carat white gold deployment clasp.
Price on request
By Inès Aloui