Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition 2016
Mastery of Craft and Technology
Since its invention in the latter years of 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.
For many years, wristwatches were subject to the negative effects of gravity on the balance wheel, as varying movements of the wearer’s wrist caused the balance wheel to speed up or slow down. A tourbillon is designed to offset these gravitational effects by placing the balance wheel within a specially engineered rotating cage. In this format, the balance wheel and cage orbit independently to maintain consistently accurate timekeeping
Crafting a tourbillon driven movement stands as a benchmark of watchmaking achievement, one which Carl F. Bucherer has mastered in the Manero Tourbillon. The brand’s own manufacture movement integrates this groundbreaking complication seamlessly, contained within a distinctly classical style Manero watch. The new Limited Edition for 2016 introduces an 18 karat white gold case for the first time, accented with gold toned hands and indexes in contrast to a deep black dial.
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.
Contemporary elements complement the tourbillon’s technical complexity. The unified and graceful design includes the bold writing in Carl F. Bucherer’s trademark style, along with gold toned wedge-shaped index hour markers and tapered lance-shaped hour and minute hands, set in contrast against a satin-brushed dial in a deep and lustrous black. A hand-stitched black Louisiana alligator leather strap with white gold clasp completes the harmonious composition of the Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition 2016.
Excellence in the Watchmaking Arts
Introduced in October, the Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition 2016 is released in a series of 188 pieces. Design finesse and supreme mastery of the watchmaking craft culminate in the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition 2016, producing a captivating timepiece destined for connoisseurs of watchmaking excellence.
Facts & Figures Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition 2016
Reference number: 00.10918.02.33.99
Movement: Hand-wound, CFB T1001, diameter 33 mm, height 6.2 mm, 35 jewels, power reserve 70h
Functions: Tourbillon, power reserve, 24-hour display, date, hours, minutes
Case: 18 karat white gold, double-sided anti-reflective, domed sapphire crystal, case back with sapphire crystal, water resistant up to 30 m (3atm), diameter 41.80 mm, height 12.58 mm
Strap: Louisiana alligator leather hand-stitched, folding clasp 18 karat white gold
Limited Edition: 188 pieces
00.10918.03.33.01 black dial
00.10918.03.13.01 silver dial
00.10918.03.93.01 brown dial
For further information please contact:
Carl F. Bucherer
Tel. +41 41 369 70 70
Fax +41 41 369 70 72
About Carl F. Bucherer
The Carl F. Bucherer name has been synonymous with quality, innovation, and passion since 1888. Founded in Lucerne, the Swiss family business has become an internationally renowned global brand characterized by its founder’s pioneering spirit and the cosmopolitan esprit of its home. Today, the company remains in the third generation of the family under Jörg G. Bucherer.
The timepieces and movements created by independent watch manufacturer Carl F. Bucherer are developed and produced in the brand’s own workshops in Switzerland. Important milestones are the manufacturer’s own movement families which are partly driven by an external rotor – an innovation that Carl F. Bucherer was the first manufacturer to put into series production. With its exclusive watch creations, Carl F. Bucherer epitomizes high-quality craftsmanship, unmistakable style, and detailed sophistication.
Carl F. Bucherer – Made of Lucerne