A Trilogy of Unique Minute Repeaters Celebrating Carl F. Bucherer's 135TH Anniversary
 

A Trilogy of Unique Minute Repeaters Celebrating Carl F. Bucherer's 135TH Anniversary

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Sophie Baldwin

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Sophie Baldwin

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Carl F. Bucherer, renowned for its rich history and pioneering spirit in watchmaking, proudly unveils the Manero Minute Repeater Anniversary trilogy. These extraordinary timepieces pay tribute to the brand's 135 years of excellence and represent the pinnacle of craftsmanship.

Manero Minute Repeater Anniversary Manero Minute Repeater Anniversary - Credit Carl F.Bucherer

Each watch in this exclusive trilogy is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, showcasing the highest complications. The meticulously crafted designs feature a peripheral automatic winding system, a mesmerizing "floating" tourbillon, and a minute repeater regulator that strikes melodic gongs to indicate the time audibly. The movement, entirely developed and manufactured in-house, required six years of meticulous refinement and consists of an impressive 617 individual parts.

From a creative standpoint, each watch demonstrates the highest quality materials and decorative competencies, resulting in three distinct and striking appearances. 

Manero Minute Repeater Anniversary Manero Minute Repeater Anniversary  - Credit Carl F. Bucherer

The Manero Minute Repeater Anniversary trilogy embraces both classic elegance and contemporary style, ensuring there is a watch to suit every taste.

Classical Elegance

The first watch in the trilogy boasts a moss-green guilloche 18K gold dial, meticulously hand-milled by experienced artisans. Encased in 18K yellow gold, this timepiece exudes timeless sophistication, complemented by gold index marks and a matching moss-green nubuck leather strap.

Manero Minute Repeater Anniversary Manero Minute Repeater Anniversary  - Credit Carl F. Bucherer

Contemporary Style

The second watch features an 18K white gold dial adorned with light blue mother-of-pearl. The dial is perfectly complemented by 40 ice-blue, baguette-cut sapphires encircling the bezel, all housed in an 18K white gold case. The unique dial finish showcases naturally occurring white mother-of-pearl, delicately hand-painted to preserve its translucent and luminous qualities. A hybrid rubber strap adds a distinctive contemporary touch.

Manero Minute Repeater AnniversaryManero Minute Repeater Anniversary  - Credit Carl F. Bucherer

Celebratory Panache

The final watch in the trilogy exhibits a vibrant cascade of color. An 18K rose gold case is accentuated by a full-spectrum bezel, adorned with 40 baguette-cut gemstones, including tsavorites, sapphires, and rubies. The seamless transition between colors creates a breathtaking rainbow effect, and the gemstone index marks flawlessly align with the corresponding gemstones on the bezel. A black sunray dial and a hybrid rubber strap complete the bold and celebratory design.

Manero Minute Repeater AnniversaryManero Minute Repeater Anniversary  - Credit Carl F. Bucherer

These three timepieces exemplify Carl F. Bucherer's exceptional technical proficiency refined over generations, while also reflecting the evolving sense of style. The trilogy serves as a testament to our brand's origins in 1888 and its commitment to cater to a new generation of watch enthusiasts with a vibrant and genderless collection.

At the heart of each watch beats the remarkable CFB MR3000 caliber movement. Crafted by our most experienced watchmakers, the assembly process requires meticulous attention to detail. The 33-jewel movement, patented in 2021 and certified by COSC as a chronometer, incorporates three peripherally mounted technologies. These innovations reduce the thickness of the watch case, allowing for enhanced visibility of the movement through the case backs.

Manero Minute Repeater AnniversaryManero Minute Repeater Anniversary  - Credit Carl F. Bucherer

The first technology is an automatic winding system, featuring an 18K gold bi-directional oscillating weight. The "floating" tourbillon cage, uniquely positioned at 12 o'clock, adds a touch of elegance and intrigue, seemingly suspended in space. Lastly, the peripherally mounted minute repeater regulator controls the striking of melodic gongs, announcing the hours, quarter hours, and minutes. Unlike conventional mechanisms, the design showcases these components on the dial.

Manero Minute Repeater AnniversaryManero Minute Repeater Anniversary  - Credit Carl F. Bucherer

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