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Carl F. Bucherer launches all-black 135th Anniversary Capsule Collection

Carl F. Bucherer’s new Capsule Collection is made of up five timepieces in deep black, each to be released in a different cosmopolitan city on the same day
In December last year, Carl F Bucherer announced its plans to focus more on customised pieces with the launch of the CFB Mastery Lab and also hinted at more changes that were to sweep the brand. In keeping with that, the Lucerne-based brand has announced its very first capsule collection to mark the 135th anniversary of the brand being celebrated this year.  Comprising five watches, all reimagine bestsellers from the brand’s portfolio. While all the watches launched yesterday, each model debuted every two hours in a different city, which has had significance for three generations of the Bucherer family over the past 135 years, in partnership with popular faces. Out of the five new launches, three are limited editions crafted with forged carbon and titanium.

Uwe Liebminger, Chief Marketing Officer of CFB, says, “We’ve created the Capsule Collection for people who not only have an entrepreneurial spirit, but who particularly appreciate exploring time differently.” The new designs are not created with a focus on a target age group or gender, but rather with striking aesthetics in mind.

Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Black (Ref. 00.10920.16.33.01)

Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Black (Ref. 00.10920.16.33.01)
A limited edition of 30 pieces launched in New York, this timepiece’s highlight is the floating tourbillion encased in a 43.10mm forged carbon and titanium case capped with domed sapphire crystal which offers a clear view of the rotating tourbillion at 12 o’clock. The matte deep black dial features wedged hands plated with rhodium. The wristwatch is powered by automatic CFB T3000 manufacture caliber which can be seen through the sapphire caseback. Other features of the watch include a COSC-certified chronograph and a power reserve of 62 hours. The strap is made with hybrid rubber with ‘carbon’ texture and a quick-release system.


Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar Black (Ref. 00.10916.16.33.01)

Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar Black (Ref. 00.10916.16.33.01) 
The next in the Capsule Collection is the 88-piece limited edition Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar Black with a 41.6mm forged carbon case with titanium container featuring a deep black matte dial. The hands and index markings are rhodium plated all topped by a domed sapphire crystal. Automatic CFB A2055 manufacture caliber runs the watch with 55 hours of power reserve. The watch has a perpetual calendar and on the dial are two white gold hand-engraved moons with a disc of aventurine, adding up to the moon-phase functions of the watch. The watch will show the date every day including the leap years without having to make any corrections till the year 2100. The strap has a ‘Milky Way’ texture and is made up of hybrid rubber with a quick-release system. It is released in the cosmopolitan city of Tokyo.

Manero Peripheral BigDate Black (Ref. 00.10926.16.33.01)

Manero Peripheral BigDate Black (Ref. 00.10926.16.33.01) 
The last of the limited editions is the Manero Peripheral BigDate Black which will be available in 188 pieces. Talking about the highlights of the watch are the weekly indicator and power reserve subdials along with the small seconds, all displayed over the matte deep black dial. Index markers and hands are again rhodium-plated as the first two watches and the 30.6mm case is made of forged carbon with titanium. Automatic CFB A2055 manufacture caliber powers the watch offering a reserve of about 65 hours. The hybrid rubber strap has a ‘brushed’ texture in this one. Other features include a chronograph, tachymeter, and flyback. This timepiece is released in Zurich.

Manero Flyback Black (Ref. 00.10919.12.33.01)

Manero Flyback Black (Ref. 00.10919.12.33.01) 
In line with the Capsule Collection’s new modern watches is the DLC-coated stainless steel Manero Flyback Black launched in London with a 30.4mm case and a matte deep black dial with wedged index markers and hands plated with rhodium. The watch has the a​utomatic CFB 1970 caliber and a power reserve of about 42 hours with chronograph, tachymeter, flyback and small seconds adding to the list of functions. The strap is hybrid rubber with ‘pyramid’ texture and a quick-release system.

Heritage BiCompax Annual Black (Ref. 00.10803.12.33.01)

Heritage BiCompax Annual Black (Ref. 00.10803.12.33.01) 
With two chronograph counters and a big date aperture, the Heritage BiCompax Annual Black is the last in the Carl F. Bucherer’s Capsule Collection and is released in Shanghai. The watch features a 30mm diameter case in DLC-coated stainless steel housing the automatic CFB 1972 caliber with 42 hours of power reserve. The matte deep black dial has white Arabic numerals and rhodium-plated wedge hands. Chronograph, tachymeter, small seconds and annual calendar constitute the other important functions of the watch. Like every other watch, it has a hybrid rubber strap but with ‘Clous de Paris’ texture.

All the timepieces in the collection have a sapphire crystal caseback showing the watch's movement and are water-resistant up to 30 meters.  

Images: Courtesy Carl F. Bucherer
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