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December 19, 2012updated Feb 13, 2013

CARL F. BUCHERER

By Chris Boyle

 

CARL F. BUCHERER’S MANERO COLLECTION: WHERE FINE CRAFTSMANSHIP AND CONSUMMATE AESTHETICS MEET.

Carl F. Bucherer

The craftsmanship involved in watchmaking is impressively demonstrated in the Manero line from Carl F. Bucherer.

The name of the family derives from the Latin word manuaria, which means “that which is guided by hand.” All Manero models represent the traditional and consummate craftsmanship for which the watch brand, based in Lucerne, Switzerland, is renowned. It is a craft that goes back to 1919, the year Carl Friedrich Bucherer, the company’s founder, launched his first watch collection. The practice of the craft is still writ large at Carl F. Bucherer, as many of the company’s superb models testify. The Manero ChronoPerpetual, Manero CentralChrono or the Manero MoonPhase, to name but a few, all combine a maximum of sophisticated, precision mechanics with elegant aesthetics.

It is good to know that this combination still exists in the watch industry. Even better, it is something that goes without saying at Carl F. Bucherer.

MANERO CHRONOPERPETUAL LIMITED EDITION (00.10906.03.33.01)

Manero Chrono Perpetual Limited Edition

Due to its complexity and mechanical sophistication, the perpetual calendar—the date, day, month and moon phase indications never need to be corrected—is and remains a technical challenge that only a handful of watchmakers have met.

The mechanism is aware of the various month lengths and knows when the next leap year is coming. It can, therefore, take in its stride the quirks of our calendar ($52,600).

MANERO RETROGRADE (00.10901.03.16.01)

Manero Retrograde

In the Manero RetroGrade, Carl F. Bucherer presents a model from the collection with its own special identity, combining beauty and elegance with functionality and refinement.

Four additional indications and seven hands are arranged on the timepiece with the utmost clarity ($20,400).

MANERO CENTRALCHRONO (00.10910.08.33.01)

Manero Central Chrono

With the Manero CentralChrono, Carl F. Bucherer presents a chronograph that is a design trendsetter.

Both the seconds and the minutes hands of the chronograph are displayed in the center, meaning this classic timepiece guarantees perfect legibility ($7,100).

MANERO BIGDATE POWER (00.10905.03.13.31)

Manero Big Date Power

A timepiece that skillfully combines elegant simplicity and practical functionality: The appeal of the Manero BigDate Power lies not only in its classic design but also in its integrated power reserve indication, ensuring that time never stands still ($40,700).

MANERO MOONPHASE (00.10909.03.33.01)

Manero Moon Phase

A special moment awaits lovers of classic watchmaking: Carl F. Bucherer launches the new model of the Manero MoonPhase.

In addition to the current date, day and month, the aesthetically pleasing calendar also showcases the moon phase, all presented in an attractive rose gold case ($12,900).

 

MANERO PERPETUAL (00.10902.03.16.01)

Manero Perpetual

The Manero Perpetual, an exquisite watch in an elegant rose gold case, is based on a typical Manero design, while the superlative chronometer combines the perpetual calendar with a novel moon-phase display.

Conventional moon-phase displays can only roughly estimate the actual position of the moon, but the graduated display placed on the Manero Perpetual at six o’clock indicates the moon’s precise position on the day. The red arrow allows the wearer to see at a glance the length of time until the next full moon ($33,000).

MANERO AUTODATE (00.10908.08.33.01)

Manero Autodate

With the Manero AutoDate, Carl F. Bucherer has launched another classic timepiece.

This threehand watch in “vintage” style fits harmoniously into the understatedly elegant yet authentic Manero range from the Lucerne-based watch manufacturer ($2,800).

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