May 20, 2024

Carl F. Bucherer: Manero Tourbillon

Since its invention in the 18th century, the tourbillon has represented one of the greatest technical challenges in the art of watchmaking. When Swiss watch manufacturer Carl F. Bucherer introduced its first produced Tourbillon in 2013, the traditional brand from Lucerne reinforced its watchmaking mastery and reputation for horological excellence. Now, a new 2016 Manero Tourbillon limited edition carries on the superb performance and classic styling of the original model, introducing a sophisticated new variation crafted in 18 karat white gold and red gold accents, produced in a series of 188 pieces.

The Manero Tourbillon radiates sophistication and technical prowess in an elegant 41.8mm diameter case made of 18 karat white gold. The dynamic motion of the tourbillon takes center stage on the dial, displayed prominently through a round cutout at 6 o’clock. At 9 o’clock, the power reserve indicator provides a reading of remaining power, an average of 70-hours of consistent performance delivered by the in-house manufacture movement CFBT1001.

Essential indicators incorporate seamlessly into the refined design of the Manero Tourbillon, including a 24-hour display at 12 o’clock and a third-hand date display. The date numerals which surround the bezel rotate alignment at 3 and 9 o’clock for an intuitive and legible reading of the date. A domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides reveals a flawless view of the Manero Tourbillon’s dial, while the caseback of sapphire crystal allows a view of the CFBT1001 manufacture movement in action.

By Jacopo Corvo