The “Goldene Unruh” (“Golden Balance Wheel”) has been awarded to the best watches in the world since 1998. Within the scope of this competition, the editors of the German “Uhren-Magazin” award the special technical prize to exceptional mechanical watch movements. In 2009, this prize went to the CFB A1000 by Carl F. Bucherer.
The prizes were presented in February during a gala event that took place in the recently opened Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. In addition, as part of the “Goldene Unruh”, the extended editorial management of “Uhren-Magazin” offers a special technical award for three exceptional new or redeveloped watch movements. In this way, the editors recognize entrepreneurial initiative, through the development of an own, in-house caliber, creating a wider technical platform in the world of mechanical time measurement.
This year, the professional jury voted for the technically innovative manufacture caliber CFB A1000 by Carl F. Bucherer. The automatic movement displays a rare perfection and heralds a new era. Especially with its peripherally mounted rotor, which revolves around the movement instead of over it, delivering energy when turning in either direction, the Lucerne watch manufacturer achieved a technical quantum leap. This extremely intricate watchmaking arrangement combines the practical advantages of an automatic winding facility with the optical advantages of a manual winding mechanism, allowing a completely unhindered view of the movement.
“We are very proud that our manufacture caliber has been distinguished by winning the watch magazine’s special technical prize. The CFB A1000 with its peripheral winding rotor illustrates perfectly what Carl F. Bucherer stands for – watchmaking innovation. At the same time, this construction necessitates fewer components and thereby increases the life expectancy of the movement”, explains Thomas Morf, CEO Carl F. Bucherer, after the presentation of the prize by Christian Pfeiffer-Belli, Publisher, and Thomas Wanka, Editor-in-Chief of “Uhren-Magazin”.