Carl F. Bucherer just released a trio of unique minute repeater watches

By Cait Bazemore 6 June, 2023

The brand’s 135th-anniversary celebration continues with three watches made from gold or set with gems

Carl F. Bucherer opened his namesake watch and jewellery shop in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1888. Now, to celebrate 135 years of crafting exceptional timepieces, the brand is paying tribute to its three highest complications, all with CFB’s signature peripherally mounted system. Meet the Manero Minute Repeater Anniversary trilogy, which epitomises the evolution of the brand’s watchmaking skills over more than a century.

The watches, each of which is limited to one piece only, showcase three unique yet equally impressive complications—an automatic winding system, ‘floating’ tourbillon, and minute repeater regulator—as well as three distinct aesthetics. The first of the three is the most classic. It features an 18-karat yellow construction, including the case, the index markers and the dial, which is finished in an intricate moss-green guilloche. This member of the trilogy is complete with a complementary moss-green nubuck leather strap.

Manero Minute Repeater Anniversary trilogy. Photo by Carl F. Bucherer

The second 135th-anniversary model has a totally different look and feel. It also features a full 18-karat gold construction of the case and dial, this time in white gold. Here, the dial is overlaid with light blue mother of pearl that has been colour matched to the ice blue, baguette-cut sapphires that decorate the bezel. In contrast with the refinement of the mother of pearl and gem setting, this variation is complete with a blue hybrid rubber strap.

The third and final timepiece in the Manero Minute Repeater Anniversary trilogy builds on the design of the Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Paradise that launched earlier this year. It features the same 18-karat rose gold case housing a full-spectrum bezel containing 40 baguette-cut gemstones including tsavorites, sapphires, and rubies for a stunning rainbow effect. These bold colours instantly pop on the black sunray dial, and the watch is complete with a black hybrid rubber strap.

Manero Minute Repeater Anniversary trilogy. Photo by Carl F. Bucherer

While each unique design is visually striking in its own way, the models really shine beneath the surface. Powering all three watches is the brand’s CFB MR3000 calibre movement. Entirely designed, developed, and manufactured in-house, this movement took six years to perfect and was patented in 2021. It consists of 617 individual parts and is a COSC-certified chronometer, showcasing three peripherally mounted technologies. The first is the automatic winding system, featuring a bi-directional oscillating, 18-karat gold weight. Then there’s the “floating” tourbillon cage, displayed at 12 o’clock, rather than the traditional 6 o’clock position. Last but not least, there’s the peripherally mounted minute repeater regulator, which is displayed in all its glory at 6 o’clock with the hammers at the base and the circular gongs running around the inside edge of the case.

This trilogy of unique watches is available today, with pricing available upon request.

Carl F. Bucherer

This story was first published on Robb Report USA