2023 will likely be an necessary yr for Carl F. Bucherer. Initially, it marks the one hundred and thirty fifth anniversary of the Lucerne-based watchmaker also called CFB. However principally, the model desires to maneuver ahead, reposition itself and produce one thing recent and new. Extra modern, bolder, extra unique, we’ll certainly see a brand new design language for Carl F. Bucherer watches within the close to future. And this new period begins right now, with the Carl F. Bucherer Capsule Assortment. 5 watches, all primarily based on present fashions – probably the most emblematic ones – reimagined in black DLC or Solid Carbon, for a extra highly effective and extra fashionable look. Watches that make a strong assertion.
Earlier than we see solely new fashions within the model’s assortment, CFB is opening the festivities with a quintet of fashions which were wearing daring black. Whether or not primarily based on chronographs – Heritage or Manero – or on the model’s most advanced watches – a tourbillon, a perpetual calendar or a peripheral rotor – these are all acquainted watches… Besides that previously, we’ve seen them in a moderately traditional apparel. Not anymore. These watches, with their placing contrasts and cutting-edge supplies, are there “to fulfill the wants and wishes of the trendy shopper around the globe.” Carl F. Bucherer isn’t shy of claiming that these watches are a lot bolder than up to now. And the consequence speaks for itself. Let’s have a more in-depth take a look at every of the 5 fashions that compose the 2023 Carl F. Bucherer Capsule Assortment.
The Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Black
Let’s begin with probably the most advanced mannequin on this Capsule Assortment, the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Black. Like all three complication fashions with in-house actions, this one is cased in cast carbon. A titanium container homes the COSC-certified motion with its Double Peripheral know-how. Not solely the motion is self-wound by a peripheral rotor, however it additionally incorporates a patented peripherally mounted floating tourbillon – one thing distinctive within the business that we explored on this video. The CFB T3000 manufacture calibre boasts 65h of energy reserve, is a chronometer and is introduced in a singular, darkish grey-coated ending, which matches the remainder of the watch.
A restricted version of 30 items, the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Black is a 43.10mm watch with its patterned carbon case framing a domed, deep black matte dial with rhodium-plated markers and arms. It creates a placing distinction with the floating tourbillon at 12 o’clock. The watch is worn on a hybrid rubber strap with a carbon-like texture and quick-release system, closed by a DLC-coated titanium and chrome steel folding clasp. It’s priced at EUR 54,000.
Fast info: 43.10mm x 12.30mm – Solid carbon with titanium container, sapphire crystals, 30m water resistant – matte black dial – calibre CFB T3000 in-house, automated double-peripheral tourbillon, chronometer, 65h energy reserve – rubber strap – restricted to 30 items – ref. 00.10920.16.33.01 – EUR 54,000
The Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar Black
One other difficult watch, the Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar Black seems acquainted at first sight however has one thing new beneath the hood. If the look and show (resulting from the usage of a Dubois-Depraz QP module) are the identical because the traditional model of the Manero Perpetual we reviewed right here, the motion has been modified… And for one thing rather more interesting. Up to now, this watch was primarily based on an ETA2892, it’s now powered by an in-house peripheral motion, the calibre A2055. It’s introduced in a dark-coated model, with skinny stripes.
The watch itself echoes the tourbillon above, with its 41.6mm cast carbon case and its matte black dial with rhodium-plated contrasting arms, markers and tracks. This restricted version of 88 items is worn on a hybrid rubber strap with Milky Manner texture and quick-release system, closed by a DLC-coated titanium and chrome steel folding clasp. The Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar Black is priced at EUR 33,000.
Fast info: 41.6mm x 12.49mm – Solid carbon with titanium container, sapphire crystals, 30m water resistant – matte black dial – calibre CFB A2055 in-house, automated perpetual calendar with peripheral rotor, 55h energy reserve – rubber strap – restricted to 88 items – ref. 00.10916.16.33.01 – EUR 33,000
The Manero Peripheral BigDate Black
A variation of a traditional theme inside the assortment, the brand new Manero Peripheral BigDate Black is predicated on this interesting mannequin right here, which has been launched in 2021 to convey a recent contact to the Manero vary. Right here once more, the case is cast carbon, matched with a rubber brushed strap and a matte black dial. The show is acquainted too, with small seconds, energy reserve indicator, massive double-digit date and day-of-the-week window.
Contained in the 41.6mm case is a brand new model of the in-house calibre CFB A2011, identified for its peripheral rotor. With a snug 65h energy reserve, it exhibits angular and sharp bridges, that are right here handled in darkish gray. The Manero Peripheral BigDate Black is a restricted version of 188 items, with a COSC certification. It’s priced at EUR 21,000.
Fast info: 41.6mm x 12.82mm – Solid carbon with titanium container, sapphire crystals, 30m water resistant – matte black dial – calibre CFB A2011 in-house, automated calendar with peripheral rotor, 65h energy reserve – rubber strap – restricted to 188 items – ref. 00.10926.16.33.01 – EUR 21,000
The Manero Flyback Black
The final two fashions within the 2023 Carl F. Bucherer Capsule Assortment are a bit totally different than the three different aforementioned fashions. These are easier watches, not powered by in-house actions, not restricted and never housed in cast carbon circumstances. As an alternative, the model has determined to disclose these two chronographs as a part of the everlasting assortment, and in black circumstances with DLC coating.
The primary mannequin is predicated on one of many model’s hottest fashions, the 43mm Manero Flyback. Outfitted with an automated column-wheel flyback chronograph motion made by La Joux-Perret, it’s right here totally black-coated with a matte black dial, with rhodium-plated parts. The motion is exhibiting a black column wheel and rotor, and the watch is worn on a black rubber strap with pyramid texture and quick-release system, closed by a DLC-coated titanium and stainless-steel folding clasp. This limitless reference is priced at EUR 7,400.
Fast info: 43mm x 14.45mm – DLC-coated metal case, sapphire crystals, 30m water resistant – matte black dial – calibre CFB 1970, automated chronograph with column-wheel and flyback, 42h energy reserve – rubber strap – limitless – ref. 00.10919.12.33.01 – EUR 7,400
The Heritage BiCompax Annual Black
Final however not least for this Capsule assortment, Carl F. Bucherer is releasing an all-black version of its vintage-inspired annual calendar chronograph, the Heritage BiCompax. As with the Manero Flyback above, the case is right here black DLC-coated chrome steel, paired with a matte full-black dial. The outsourced motion is right here introduced with a black rotor. The watch, provided in a non-limited version, is worn on a rubber strap with pyramid texture closed by a folding clasp. This mannequin is priced at EUR 8,100.
Fast info: 41mm x 14.15mm – DLC-coated metal case, sapphire crystals, 30m water resistant – matte black dial – calibre CFB 1972 (base ETA 2894), automated annual calendar chronograph, 42h energy reserve – rubber strap – limitless – ref. 00.10803.12.32.01 – EUR 8,100
For extra particulars in regards to the 2023 Carl F. Bucherer Capsule Assortment of black watches, please go to www.carl-f-bucherer.com.
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