rafted to celebrate Carl F. Bucherer’s 135th anniversary, this trio of watches epitomises how the brand’s watchmaking skills and ability have been refined since 1888. Each watch, limited to one piece only, features CFB’s three highest complications, all peripherally mounted: an automatic winding system, “floating” tourbillon and minute repeater regulator. Entirely designed, developed and manufactured in-house, the movement took six years to perfect and consists of 617 individual parts.
The first model in the Manero Minute Repeater Anniversary trilogy presents the stunning intricacy of an 18K gold dial finished in a moss green guilloché, hand- milled by experienced artisans using a 200-year-old lathe. It comes in an 18K yellow gold case and is complemented by gold index markers and a matching moss green nubuck leather strap.
The second in the series showcases an 18K white gold dial overlaid with light blue mother-of-pearl, the colour exactly matching 40 ice blue, baguette-cut sapphires arranged around the bezel – all contained in an 18K white gold case. The dial finish uses naturally occurring white mother-of-pearl – the rarest form – which has been delicately hand-painted on the back to preserve its translucent and luminous qualities.
- At the heart of all three watches is the impressive CFB MR3000 movement, with an automatic winding system featuring a bi-directional oscillating 18K gold weight, a “floating” tourbillon cage, as well as a peripherally mounted minute repeater regulator that controls when hammers strike two gongs to sound hours, quarter hours and minutes.
The final watch in the trilogy is characterised by a cascade of colour – an 18K rose gold case is framed by a full-spectrum bezel containing 40 baguette-cut gemstones including tsavorites, sapphires and rubies. Again, these naturally occurring, naturally coloured gemstones were all chosen for their brilliance, purity and cut. Here, the challenge was to ensure the smoothest transition between colours to create an incredible rainbow effect.
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