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A Gentleman’s Journey With Carl F. Bucherer

My Journey With Carl F. Bucherer

Monday morning, I packed my duties and drove with the classy Jaguar F-Type up to Honegg. Of course, some beautiful memories came up on my way… Last time, we spent an unforgettable week-end at the Villa Honegg. The sun was out on this spring day – and since I’m deep in love with my Patravi Traveltec FourX, I was super excited to see the new collection now being presented by Carl F. Bucherer at Baselworld

Today, I have the extraordinary honour to present two of my favourite timepieces of Carl F. Bucherer’s new collection.

What Inspires Me So Much About The Brand

Sustainability, is one of the most inspiring characteristics of Carl F. Bucherer. The name has been synonymous with quality, innovation, and passion since 1888. Founded in Lucerne, the Swiss family business has become an internationally renowned global brand characterized by its founder’s pioneering spirit and the cosmopolitan esprit of its home. Today, the company remains in the third generation of the family under Jörg G. Bucherer.

All timepieces and movements created by the independent watch manufacturer Carl F. Bucherer are developed and produced in the brand’s own workshops in Switzerland.

With its exclusive watch creations, Carl F. Bucherer epitomizes high-quality craftsmanship, unmistakable style and detailed sophistication.

MANERO POWERRESERVE

Carl F. Bucherer brings color into play. The classic Manero PowerReserve sees the addition of two vivid models in limited editions. The manufacture model with integrated power reserve display features elaborate dials in bright midnight blue and luminous pine green.

The Manero PowerReserve is an authentic manufacture product. Its centerpiece is the CFB A1011 caliber automatic movement. It belongs to the CFB A1000 movement family, entirely designed as well as developed by Carl F. Bucherer, and first presented in 2008. Its special features include the peripheral oscillating weight winding in both directions, allowing the movement a power reserve of at least 55 hours – or more than two full days – when fully wound. The remaining power reserve is shown in a semicircular display at 3 o’clock.

Unique dials

This analog power reserve display is kept in visual balance with the digital weekday display at 9 o’clock and complemented by a big date and small seconds. This design gives the Manero PowerReserve a unique and unmistakable look. It has so far been available in silver and subtle black. Carl F. Bucherer is now launching two special colored dials – one in blue and one in green. Instead of offering a uniform color, the shade varies continuously, from a deep vivid shade on the edge to a brilliant light color in the center. This soft dégradé color on the dials is achieved by a highly intricate process, producing quite literally the color highlights of the watchmaking industry.

 Pictures and rights by David Biedert

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  • Reference number: 00.10912.08.53.01 – Limited edition: 188 pieces
  • Movement: automatic, CFB 1011 caliber, diameter 32 mm, height 6.3 mm, 33 jewels, power reserve 55 hours
  • Functions: power reserve, big date, day of the week, hour, minute, small seconds
  • Case: stainless steel, domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides, sapphire crystal case back, water-resistant to 30 m (3 atm), diameter 42.5 mm, thickness 12.54 mm
  • Strap: calfskin, stainless steel pin lock folding clasp – Dial: blue

Patravi TravelTec Black

Three time zones combined in one watch made in an exquisite and distinctive material: the Patravi TravelTec by Carl F. Bucherer in deep matt black, new for Baselworld 2016. The robust DLC coating transforms the GMT chronograph into a grand statement on your wrist, designed not to blend in but to impress.

Comfortable functionality, excellent readability, and technological sophistication make the Patravi TravelTec the ideal model for frequent travelers. This timepiece, new for Baselworld 2016, is guaranteed to steal the show: the Swiss watchmaker completely immerses the model in imposing black, emphasizing the diamond-like-carbon finish on the stainless steel case and wristband.

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  • Reference number: 00.10620.12.33.21
  • Movement: Automatic, CFB 1901.1 caliber, chronometer, 28.6 mm diameter, 7.3 mm thickness, 39 jewels, 42 h power reserve
  • Functions: Chronograph: Hour, minute and second counters; three time zones, date, display of hours, minutes and seconds
  • Case: Stainless steel, DLC coating, screwed crown, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, watertight to 50 m (5 atm), 46.6 mm diameter, 15.5 mm thickness
  • Bracelet: stainless steel bracelet with DLC coating, folding clasp in stainless steel with DLC coating

Bucherer Blue Editions – An Iconic And Unique Collection

Bucherer Blue Editions – Introduction

Bucherer has recently launched their new, iconic and unique collection – called ‘Blue Editions’. A collection of utterly stunning timepieces which have been developed by 9 of the most prestigious watch brands in the world.

Bucherer manufactures its own watches under the brand Carl F. Bucherer, but now presents 14 timepieces of premium, manufactured timepieces in an exceptional collaboration with 9 of the biggest watchbands in the world. Only Bucherer can make it possible to establish such a high quality series as the Blue Editions. Once again, Bucherer proves the mutual respect, know-how and the pursuit of sophistication.

In appreciation of these partnerships, 14 yet unique and outstanding timepieces for gentlewomen and gentlemen have been created. The ‘Bucherer BLUE EDITIONS’ stands out as a creation of notable brands such as Audemars Piguet, Carl. F. Bucherer, Chopard, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Longines, H. Moser & Cie., Panerai and Piaget.

‘Blue is the new black’. I think, I’ve heard that quote at Baselworld. Even if you go shopping, blue is everywhere. It is the new color of elegance and class. Blue has been an inspiration for many artists since ever. It reminds us on the sky or the infinite ocean.

Pictures and rights @Roger Reist www.rogerreist.com Ι Location Chateau Gütsch Luzern Ι Clothing Globus Zürich & own wardrobe

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Blue is part of the legendary Royal Oak. Even at the introduction back in 1972, the dial appeared blue. After Bucherer’s idea, the Swiss manufacture brand created not one, they’ve created 3 beautiful timepieces of the Royal Oak which are made of different high quality materials.

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Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, steel/rose gold, 42 mm, Manufactured self-winding movement, calendar indication & Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, steel/rose gold, 37 mm, Manufactured self-winding movement, calendar indication, bezel with 32 diamonds (total ca. 1.02 ct)

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral

Independence, tradition and innovation are part of Carl. F. Bucherer’s DNA. In harmony with the values of the Bucherer Group, the brand keeps manufacturing classic timepieces. The Manero Peripheral is the best evidence for the art of craftsmanship on its highest level.

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Manero Peripheral, Steel, 40.6 mm, Self-winding movement, calendar indication, Small Second

Longines Master Collection

The «BLUE EDITIONS-Project» is the crowning event of a long term cooperation between Longines and Bucherer. The jubilee watches of Longines are reflecting a deep blue color which stands for elegance and eternalness. The Blue Editions model is available both for women and men (40 mm and 36 mm).

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Longinges Master Collection, Steel, 36mm, self-winding movement, calendar indication

IWC Portugieser ‘Blue Edition’

IWC’s ‘Portugieser’ stands for a longtime tradition which leads back to the nautical instruments of mariner and explorer. The ocean-blue dial with the precision chronograph matches this history in a very beautiful way.

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IWC Portugieser, red gold, 40.9 mm, self-winding movement, chronograph

Chopard Happy Sport

Which gentlewoman is not a fan of happy diamonds? This particular model is a beautiful harmony of sportiness, elegance and sincerity. Chopard shows their passion for graceful watches with the stunning happy diamonds.

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Chopard Happy Sport, Steel, 30mm, self-winding movement, happy diamonds (total ca. 0.09 ct) and saphires (total ca. 0.15 ct.)

Chateau Gütsch Lucerne

Of course, such a beautiful collection requires the ideal place to be presented. Chateau Gütsch, which is located above Lucerne, a vintage but nicely renovated castle which looks like from a fairytale. We’ve spent an amazing night like
princess and prince, with a breath-taking view to Lucerne. The knight’s hall makes you feel like you’re in a different world.

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