Carl F. Bucherer: Heritage Tourbillon DoublePeripheral Limited Edition
To round off its anniversary year celebrations, Carl F. Bucherer is launching a limited-edition timepiece, paying homage to the multifaceted history of the Lucerne watch manufacturer. “The Heritage Tourbillon DoublePeripheral Limited Edition is the embodiment of 130 years of sophistication at Carl F. Bucherer. Limited to only 88 watches, the special-edition masterpiece also marks the start of a new product range set to carry on Carl F. Bucherer’s legacy: the Heritage collection.
A Tribute to 130 Years of “Made of Lucerne” Watchmaking Heritage
The first model from the new Heritage collection is limited to just 88 pieces – a homage to the year Carl F. Bucherer was founded, 1888. The cosmopolitan and internationally renowned luxury watch manufacturer was established in Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland. The new timepiece reflects the golden luster of the baroque city itself, with an elaborately finished 42.50 mm, 18-karat rose gold case. Another homage to the birthplace of Carl F. Bucherer is the movement bridge crafted in 18-karat white gold, which features a hand-engraved cityscape of Lucerne. It covers the entire back of the movement, with the exception of the tourbillon. At the center of the intricate engraving – the result of more than two weeks of meticulous craftsmanship – is the Lucerne Chapel Bridge, the landmark of the city. There is a special detail in this engraving: a swan. This reference to Lucerne’s Schwanenplatz alludes to where Carl F. Bucherer opened its first specialty store back in 1888, not far from where the boutique is located today. The position of the swan differs on each of the 88 models – a custom feature that further underlines the unique character of each of these timepieces.
A Pioneer of Peripheral Technology
At the heart of the Heritage Tourbillon DoublePeripheral Limited Edition is the in-house CFB T3000 caliber, featuring a tourbillon and an automatic winding system that are both mounted peripherally. The innovative movement was presented for the first time at this year’s Baselworld and is the only of its kind worldwide.