Recently launched at BaselWorld 2012, is the Carl F. Bucherer ChonoPerpetual, which combines two of the most favourable functions, the Chronograph and the Perpetual Calendar. If you missed the first limited edition of this excellent timepiece in 2010, here is a second chance to own one - and fear not, the re-workings are imperceptible to all but the most trained eye, it still combines modern and traditional styling and it is every bit as noble and handsome as its predecessor.
Intelligent dial design ensures that all the indications are functional, readable and useable. Clever use of dual-purpose subdials - hours and days at 6 o'clock, minutes and months at 9 o'clock and dates of the month and seconds at 12 o'clock - allows enough space to showcase that superb silvery moon-phase disc on the right of the dial. Recessed displays and contrasting finishes are employed to individualise the indications.
The intrinsics are no less accomplished. A precision Flyback Chronograph will time the hours, minutes and seconds, whilst the Perpetual Calendar will use its mechanical memory to mark the days taking into account the variations of days in each month, as well as leap years - this piece will need no intervention by the wearer until March 1st 2100, which will be a Secular year. Inside is the Carl F. Bucherer 1904 automatic calibre with 50 hours of power reserve, viewable through an exhibition caseback.
The wearing of a Carl F. Bucherer watch should be enough to ensure high esteem in a room full of watch aficionados, this one with its substantial complications should without doubt elevate the wearer to head honcho. Carl F. Bucherer watches are, after all reassuringly exclusive.
The Carl F. Bucherer Manero ChronoPerpetual will be a limited edition of 150 pieces with stainless steel case, 100 pieces with rose gold case and an additional 30 piece Stallion edition, shown above, which features a beautiful, but very manly hand-decorated calfskin strap.
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