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July 20, 2024

Carl F. Bucherer celebrates 135th anniversary with minute repeater watches

Schenelle Dsouza 
Carl F. Bucherer’s Manero Minute Repeater was among its highest complications and some of the best timepieces created by the brand. In celebration of the brand’s 135’s anniversary, the brand unveiled three new timepieces to exemplify the progression of the brand’s watchmaking skills over the last century. Limited to once piece each, the collection includes three independent but impressive complications including an automated winding mechanism, a “floating” tourbillon, and a minute repeater regulator.
Classical elegance, ultimate precision
Carl F. Bucherer
Photo Courtesy: Carl F. Bucherer
The first of the Manero Minute Repeater Anniversary trilogy features an 18K gold dial finished in a moss-green guilloche, hand machined by expert artisans on a 200-year-old lathe. It has an 18K yellow gold case with gold index markers and a matching moss green nubuck leather strap. As a consequence, the watch is undoubtedly the most traditional in the series, conveying a stately, elegant elegance.
Carl F. Bucherer
Photo Courtesy: Carl F. Bucherer
Contemporary style, flawless details
Carl F. Bucherer
Photo Courtesy: Carl F. Bucherer
The second in the series has an 18K white gold dial inlaid with light blue mother-of-pearl, the colour complementing 40 ice-blue baguette-cut sapphires grouped around the bezel – all housed in an 18K white gold case. The dial is finished with naturally occurring white mother-of-pearl – the rarest variety – that has been painstakingly hand-painted from the back to retain its transparent and brilliant features. All of the sapphires, chosen for their brightness and purity, are naturally occuring and naturally coloured – the fact that they all match exactly in cut, colour, clarity, and lustre is an incredible feat in and of itself. A composite rubber strap contributes to the overall modern look.
Carl F. Bucherer
Photo Courtesy: Carl F. Bucherer
Celebratory panache, beautifully colorful
Carl F. Bucherer
Photo Courtesy: Carl F. Bucherer
The third and final watch in the trilogy has a waterfall of colour: an 18K rose gold case is enclosed by a full-spectrum bezel set with 40 baguette-cut gemstones such as tsavorites, sapphires, and rubies. Again, the brightness, purity, and cut of these naturally occurring, naturally coloured gemstones were all chosen. The objective here was to achieve the smoothest transition between colours to produce an amazing rainbow appearance, as well as to ensure that the gemstone index markings properly matched the appropriate gemstone on the bezel. The colours sparkle in an unabashedly bright, free-spirited, and exuberant design with a black sunray dial and hybrid rubber strap.
Carl F. Bucherer
Photo Courtesy: Carl F. Bucherer
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