Inspired by a historical timepiece from the museum of the watchmaker, the Heritage BiCompax Annual combines an elegant vintage look with sophisticated “Made of Lucerne” Swiss watchmaking heritage. This chronograph, which features an annual calendar and a BiCompax dial design, is now available in two limited-edition versions.
Automatic, CFB 1972 caliber, diameter 30 mm, height 7.3 mm, 47 jewels, power reserve 42 hours
Chronograph: minutes and seconds counters, annual calendar, large date, hour, minute, small seconds, tachymeter scale
Calfskin strap in cognac brown or embossed rubber in black
stainless steel folding pin buckle
Modern Interpretation of a Design Classic
The Heritage BiCompax Annual combines the vintage flair of the watch that inspired it with contemporary features, such as a 41 mm stainless steel case. The chronograph features the BiCompax dial design of its retro predecessor: two symmetrically arranged totalizators are positioned on the horizontal central axis and framed by a tachymeter scale. Two versions of the watch are available, each of which is limited to 888 pieces – a nod to 1888, the founding year of Carl F. Bucherer. Watch connoisseurs can choose from a model with a champagne-colored dial, cognac brown calfskin leather strap, and rose gold accents, or a model with a case in full stainless steel and a silver-colored dial, black totalizators, and a textile strap. Both watches revive the rebellious spirit of the early 1950s and combine it with the highest standards of state-of-the-art watchmaking technology.
The Heritage BiCompax Annual may be reminiscent of its retro predecessor on the outside, but it is powered by an ultra-modern automatic movement on the inside. The CFB 1972 caliber boasts 42 hours of power reserve, satisfying even highly demanding technical requirements. The fact that a convenient automatic movement now powers this watch is not the only modern refinement compared to the original. The new version also features an annual calendar and a large date display that takes the different month lengths – 28, 30, and 31 days – into account, which means it would only need to be corrected during a leap year.