CARL F BUCHERER - MANERO PERIPHERAL PERPETUAL CALENDAR
 

CARL F BUCHERER - MANERO PERIPHERAL PERPETUAL CALENDAR

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Richard Brown

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Richard Brown

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Carl F. Bucherer, hailing from Lucerne, has gained a reputation for technical excellence since 1888. Committed to innovation, Bucherer has become the front-runner in peripheral technology. They have patented a peripheral winding system, a floating tourbillon in a peripherally supported cage, and a peripherally guided minute repeater regulator.

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CARL F BUCHERER - MANERO PERIPHERAL PERPETUAL CALENDAR 

Their latest release, the Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar, is contemporary yet classically Bucherer DNA with 18 Karat gold cases. The stunning dials are matched by an equally impressive movement featuring a perpetual calendar, a moon-phase display and a peripherally mounted automatic winding system. All of which is visible through an exhibition case back.

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CARL F BUCHERER - MANERO PERIPHERAL PERPETUAL CALENDAR

At this point, it's wise to explain peripheral technology. This concept is based on the moving parts of an automatic watch, specifically the rotor, being designed in a fashion that it rotates around the circumference of the case, as opposed to a traditional rotor, which spins from a central point and, therefore, hides 50% of the movement's aesthetic beauty at any time. With peripheral technology, the movement is entirely on view even when the watch is winding.

The Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar displays the leap year, date, day, month, and moon phases in a combination of small windows and subdials. Even taking leap years into account, the timepiece will remain accurate until 2100 before requiring a minor adjustment – and then will require further adjustments only every century. The technical wonder of perpetual calendar watches never ceases to amaze.

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CARL F BUCHERER - MANERO PERIPHERAL PERPETUAL CALENDAR

The peripherally mounted automatic winding system is designated Bucherer Calibre CFB A2055 and has a 55 hour power reserve. It operates via a bidirectional oscillating weight that turns on three frictionless ceramic ball bearings housed in shock-absorbing mountings.

Available in black, green and taupe, the Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar displays some very bold colouring. While the technical marvel of the watch may be subtle and hidden, the 18K business end of the watch will always be front and centre.

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CARL F BUCHERER - MANERO PERIPHERAL PERPETUAL CALENDAR

Perpetual calendar watches are a technical marvel, and this incredibly complex movement incentivises you to keep it ticking, never letting it stop. Combine this with the innovative automatic winding mechanism which gives you a unique movement display, making the new CFB an exceptional timepiece. No price has been revealed for these watches; it is simply price on application, so we can assume they're not cheap.

Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar Technical Specifications

  • Movement: Automatic, CFB A2055 manufacture caliber, COSC‑certified chronometer, diameter 30.6 mm, height 5.73 mm, 33 jewels, power reserve 55 hours
  • Functions: Perpetual calendar (leap year, month, date and day), moon phase (hand-engraved hemispheric rose gold moons on aventurine), hour, minute
  • Case: 18 K rose gold, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on one side, case back with sapphire crystal, water resistant to 3 bar (30 m), diameter 41.6 mm, height 11.73 mm
  • Dial: Black, green or taupe dial, sunray-brushed centre and opaline index zone, rose-gold-plated wedge index marks
  • Hands: Rose-gold-plated wedge hands
  • Strap: Gradient-colored calfskin strap with quick release system, 18 K rose gold pin-lock folding clasp
  • When the reviewer would personally wear it: almost anywhere. When you consider John Wick wore a Carl F Bucherer they appear to be pretty versatile.
  • A friend we’d recommend it to first: only to someone who would appreciate the technical marvel of the perpetual calendar.
  • Best characteristics of the watch: the peripheral movement is an absolute joy to behold. What's this uniqueness it's probably one of the greatest parts about this watch we can't help but feel we wish it was industry standard.
  • The worst characteristics of the watch: not crazy about the 18 karat gold would have much rather had it in platinum or even titanium.

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I truly believe one of the best partners in exploration and adventure is a fine watch. Over 30 years of collecting, my fascination with the technical capabilities of both vintage and modern timepieces has never abated and it is a privilege to be able to share this passion through writing.

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