The brand celebrates its 135th anniversary with five magnificent new timepieces…
And now, it is slowly warming up to celebrate its 135th birthday, launching a capsule collection that presents modern reinterpretations of their history. Now led by the third generation of its founding family, the brand celebrates more than a century of tradition with newly designed variations of its five best-selling models – Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Black, Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar Black, Manero Peripheral BigDate Black, Manero Flyback Black and Heritage BiCompax Annual Black. Two of the timepieces, the Manero Flyback Black and the Heritage BiCompax Annual Black, come as part of the brand's permanent catalogue line-up, while the remaining three variations will be presented as limited editions. As the name suggests – the theme of the new capsule collection is black, created with forged carbon in the limited-edition models, or stainless steel treated with a DLC layer in the permanent models.
The main model of the collection is the Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar Black. Thanks to the brand's new COSC-certified A2055 movement, you can keep track of your every day – even during leap years, with no adjustments till 2100. Visible through an opening on the case back, this movement is as convenient as it is essential, with an aventurine disc and two small engraved white gold moons.
"A perpetual calendar complication with date, day, month and moon phase indication without corrections is a great technical challenge, but it is also beautifully related to humanity's relationship to time," says Samir Merdanovic, Chief Technology Engineer of the Carl F. Bucherer brand. "Our calendar, which goes back to Pope Gregory XIII in the sixteenth century, is unusual, and when we make a mechanical watch that can handle inconsistent moon lengths without correction, we see enthusiasts get very excited. And we presented it in a breath-taking design.”
Today, Carl F. Bucherer is debuting each model of its 135th anniversary capsule collection in another city that has played a significant role in the brand's history. The launch began in Tokyo with computer-generated influencer Ima Gram and continued every two hours from Shanghai to Zurich and then London, culminating in the launch of the fifth model in New York with fashion influencer Ryan Clark.
Available now on the brand's official website, the Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Black is limited to just 30 pieces and comes with a price tag of $60,900; The Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar Black, with 88 models available, is priced at $36,700; The Manero Peripheral BigDate Black is available for $22,900, with a limited edition of 188 pieces. Alternatively, you can get the Manero Flyback Black for $8,100 or the Heritage BiCompax Annual Black for $8,800.