PROGRESSIVE SPIRIT: UNVEILING THE HERITAGE CHRONOMETER CELEBRATION
 

PROGRESSIVE SPIRIT: UNVEILING THE HERITAGE CHRONOMETER CELEBRATION

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The 1960s marked an era of transformation - a revolution that encompassed fashion, technology, and culture.

For Carl F. Bucherer, this pivotal decade signified a turning point. With a global perspective, the renowned watch manufacturer rapidly expanded its international presence while introducing a progressive new aesthetic. Now, in 2023, CFB proudly presents the Heritage Chronometer Celebration, a contemporary limited-edition revival that pays homage to the timepiece that propelled the brand into the modern age. Meticulously updated for today's discerning tastes, this elegant and understated watch is the perfect companion for life's most special occasions.

Herirtage Chronometer Celebration Heritage Chronometer Celebration - Credit  Carl F Bucherer

Drawing unmistakable parallels to its 1960s predecessor, the Heritage Chronometer Celebration collection embodies the essence of simplicity and purpose. Its deliberately restrained design pays homage to a watch that shunned extravagance and embellishments. From the mesh bracelet to the sleek angles of the hands and index marks, every element reflects pragmatism and intent. The deliberate contrast between the hands and the dial underscores its practicality, emphasizing its precision as a COSC-certified chronometer, uncompromising in its pursuit of accuracy.

Heritage Chronometer Celebration Heritage Chronometer Celebration - Credit  Carl F Bucherer 

While rooted in retro-futurism, the Heritage Chronometer Celebration exudes a contemporary freshness. Its design is refreshingly clean, with the watch's profile and crystal harmoniously complementing each other. Departing from the yellow gold trend of the '60s, this collection embraces modern colors and materials, offering 18K rose gold or stainless steel cases and bracelets. The bracelets feature smaller components, giving them a more fluid and refined appearance.

Although the Heritage Chronometer Celebration showcases an unadorned simplicity, it is inherently elegant and designed for life's most extraordinary moments. It stands as an essential accessory, providing the perfect finishing touch to elegant, glamorous, and stylish ensembles during milestone birthdays, weddings, cocktail parties, and red carpet events.

Heritage Chronometer CelebrationHeritage Chronometer Celebration - Credit  Carl F Bucherer

Under closer inspection, the Heritage Chronometer Celebration reveals the finesse and craftsmanship woven into its unassuming aesthetic. The beveled edges of the hands and index marks lend them a subtle three-dimensional quality. The second hand, tipped with a vibrant red arrow reminiscent of the original, captures attention effortlessly. The galvanized silver, black lacquered, or brown gradient lacquered dials create a gentle shimmer, reflecting light with grace. And proudly displayed on the dial, the words "Officially Certified Chronometer" serve as a testament to its unwavering accuracy.

Adding a touch of exclusivity, an extraordinary detail awaits the discerning wearer. The case back showcases CFB's heritage, featuring an embossed family crest from the 1960s, with a swan symbolising Carl F. Bucherer's hometown of Lucerne, a beech tree representing the Bucherer family, and the founding date of the manufacturer in 1888.

Heritage Chronometer Celebration Heritage Chronometer Celebration - Credit  Carl F Bucherer

To commemorate CFB's 135th anniversary year, the Heritage Chronometer Celebration is offered in limited quantities. The 18K rose gold variants, available in either brown or silver dials, are limited to only 88 pieces each, while the stainless steel versions, with black or silver dials, are limited to just 188 pieces each. These stylish timepieces have been carefully crafted to mark this momentous occasion.

By acknowledging the profound impact of the 1960s, the rebirth of the Heritage Chronometer Celebration connects our brand to its illustrious past while embracing the promise of the future. It encapsulates the pioneering spirit instilled by CFB's founder, Carl Friedrich Bucherer, and carried forward by each successor.

Heritage Chronometer Celebration - Credit Carl F Bucherer

Reference: 00.10804.03.13.21 & 00.10804.03.93.21

  • Movement: Automatic, CFB 1965.1 caliber, certified chronometer, diameter 26.2 mm, height 3.6 mm, 25 jewels, power reserve 42 hours
  • Functions: Date, hour, minute, seconds
  • Case: 18 K rose gold, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on one side, case back with old “Bucherer” family crest, water-resistant to 3 bar (30 m), diameter 39 mm, height 8.45 mm
  • Dial: Silver galvanized or brown gradient lacquered dial, gold-plated index marks filled with black lacquer and Superluminova
  • Hands: Gold-plated hands filled with black lacquer and Superluminova
  • Bracelet: 18 K rose gold mesh bracelet with quick-release system Limitation: 88 pieces (per reference)

Reference: 00.10804.08.13.21 & 00.10804.08.33.21

  • Movement: Automatic, CFB 1965.1 caliber, certified chronometer, diameter 26.2 mm, height 3.6 mm, 25 jewels, power reserve 42 hours
  • Functions: Date, hour, minute, seconds
  • Case: Stainless steel, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on one side, case back with old “Bucherer” family crest, water-resistant to 3 bar (30 m), diameter 39 mm, height 8.45 mm
  • Dial: Silver galvanized or black lacquered dial, rhodium-plated index marks filled with black lacquer and Superluminova
  • Hands: Rhodium-plated hands filled with black lacquer and Superluminova
  • Bracelet: Stainless steel mesh bracelet with quick-release system Limitation: 188 pieces (per reference)

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Freshly joined WatchGecko after studying Photography: Editorial and Advertising at university. With my love for creation mixed with the need to organise and schedule I have found myself at home here in the publishing department.

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