This year, the famous Swiss watchmaker celebrates its 125th anniversary. To mark the jubilee, it launched several truly beautiful creations that with its design simplicity recall the classic watches from its past, while the inner-parts testify about the brand’s watchmaking mastery. Produced in the Limited Series of 125 pieces, the new line of Carl F. Bucherer Manero MoonPhase watch comes for the first time with a bicolor case to bring the timeless elegance on the modern man’s wrist.
In tribute to the brand’s founder, Carl Friedrich Bucherer, the Swiss watchmaker produced another version of its refined model with the moon-phase complication. After four luxurious, rose gold editions, it launched an interesting version with a stainless steel case and an 18 karat rose gold bezel. The appealing contrast is not created solely by the use of different materials, but also by different finishes. Thus, while the bezel strikes you with its mirror-polished surface, satin-finished horns give the watch a dose of refinement. Finally, polished case edges bring a nice balance. The case has the diameter of 38 mm, which is the standard size for the brand’s watches from the Manero Moon-phase line. Combined with a brown Louisiana alligator skin and a stainless steel pin buckle, it has all attributes of a high-end dressy timepiece.
Every single element on an elegant silver dial is arranged at the right place. Nicely executed moon-phase indicator is placed at the 6 o’clock position. Above it, at the 12 o’clock position, there are two windows, one showing the day of the week and the other one displaying the month. These indications are framed by high-contrast Arabic numerals, printed on the inner part of the dial to indicate date. Dauphine-shaped hour and minute hands are covered with Superluminouva for a high legibility, as well as applied, arrow-shaped hour markers crafted in rose gold. They are placed at the beautiful satin-finished surface that besides its aesthetic role, also increases readability. Date is indicated by the fourth central hand which is significantly shorter than the rest.
A sapphire crystal case-back opens a look at a high-end CFB 1966 caliber. This self-winding mechanism with the power reserve of 42 hours is based either on ETA 2892 caliber or Selita SW300, with the module from Dubois Dépraz.