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watches & wonders 10, Apr 2021 01:08am
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Carl F. Bucherer Packs a Punch with two new timepieces

Carl F. Bucherer makes an impression at the 2021 Watches and Wonders with two important releases; an elegant and complication heavy Manero Minute Repeater Symphony and an environment friendly Patravi ScubaTec Maldives.

Carl F. Bucherer has been growing steadily in the Indian watch market in the last decade. From the Manero to the popular Patravi collection, the timepieces from Carl F. Bucherer always leaves you wanting more. The brand is well-known for its elegant yet technologically savvy timepieces.

For 2021, Carl F. Bucherer unveils two important timepieces that ushers in a new era of watchmaking know-how. It sets a new level of peripheral technology with its complicated complication infused Manero Minute Repeater Symphony. The Lucerne-based brand also expands its Patravi ScubaTec collection with the Patravi ScubaTec Maldives.

Manero Minute repeater Symphony

Like the name suggests, the Manero Minute Repeater Symphony focuses on the beauty of music. Its mechanism is finely orchestrated to create two different tones on two gongs and sculpted hammers that can seen via the openings at 5 and 7 o' clock. Additionally it takes peripheral technology to new heights with three peripheral movement elements; a rotor, a regulator and a remarkable tourbillon that is peripherally suspended and appears to look like it is floating freely. All this has been possible with the help of the brand's in-house MR3000 manufacture movement. Furthermore, the 2021 novelty also houses a minute repeater – one of the most sophisticated complication in the art of watchmaking. This minute repeater for the very first time is available with a peripherally mounted regulator which along with the peripheral winding system and tourbillon which creates a true horological symphony. The regulator can be viewed through the window above 6o' clock.

An interesting addition to the entire orchestra of complications is the presence of a protective mechanism built into the movement that prevents the misuse of the minute repeater. This can be viewed via the discrete display at 9o; clock which signals the user of the current status of the minute repeater. This means that when a blue dot is shown on the display, then it means that the crown is pulled out. Additionally a musical note also informs the user that the minute repeater function is now active. Another important feature of the watch is the peripherally mounted tourbillon at 12 o' clock.

Crafted in a 43mm 18K rose gold case with an 18K white gold dial, like most Carl F. Bucherer pieces, the beauty of this timepiece lies in the subtle details. The open-worked and hand-angled lugs provide utmost comfort on the wrist and the fine grainé texture of the dial with 18- karat rose gold hands and hour markers work beautifully against the rose gold case. A subtle addition of the individual numbering of the model present on a small plaque in 18K gold at 6 o' clock is unique and impressive.

Limited to just 88 pieces, the Manero Minute repeater Symphony is available in a hand-stitched alligator leather strap.

Patravai ScubaTec Maldives

It is a well-known fact that Carl F. Bucherer and the Manta trust have shared long-term partnership since 2017 with an aim to build a sustainable future for the oceans where manta rays can thrive and live in a healthy and diverse marine ecosystem. This initiative has led the Maison to launch may timepieces inspired and dedicated to the Manta Trust.

For 2021, Carl F.Bucherer celebrates this partnership with the launch of the Patravi ScubaTec Maldives. This timepiece is created to raise awareness of the Manta Trust and its remarkable commitment to preserving endangered manta rays and the ecosystem they need to survive. The fourth timepiece that has come out of this partnership, like always, proceeds from the sales of each model will be donated to the foundation and a contribution will be specifically dedicated to the Manta Trust's new floating research station project.

Crafted in a 44mm stainless-steel case, the Patravi ScubaTec Maldives features a unidirectional rotating stainless-steel bezel with blue and white ceramic inlays. Staying true to the earlier editions, the new watch feature a bright blue dial with lacquered wave patterns with Super-LumiNova coated indexes and hands.

The timepiece is diving tool watch with a water resistant of 500m and the automatic caliber CFB 1950.1 COSC-certified movement at the centre. It is presented in a unique blue strap made of natural rubber with a fabric insert that is made of 100% recycled bottles recovered from the Mediterranean Sea.

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