These Carl F. Bucherer Chronometers Are The Ultimate Throwback Timepiece
The retro quartet celebrate the inimitable style of the 1960s.
A time marked by great change, both in the watchmaking sphere and in the social and political realms, the 1960s represented a modern awakening for many. In continued celebration of its 135th anniversary, Carl F. Bucherer has released a contemporary reinterpretation of its classic time-and-date model.
Both the Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Chronometer Celebration lineup and its 1960s predecessor are characterised by their restraint, eschewing excess and finding elegance in functionality. The traditional circular case—which measures in at a modern era-friendly 39mm—is paired with a zeitgeisty mesh bracelet, though rather than the yellow gold typical of the time, the timepieces are available in rose gold or stainless steel. Each metal comes with two dial options; galvanised silver for both, brown gradient lacquer for the rose gold, and black lacquer for the stainless steel.
Taking on a cleaner aesthetic than its predecessor, the Heritage Chronometer Celebration features a slim profile with a more streamlined (read: less chunky) bracelet layout. The lacquered dials take on a pared-back appearance with hands and indexes—both composed of the same metal as the case and bracelet—featuring bevelled edges that contribute to a subtle three-dimensional effect. Taking its cues from the original, the seconds hand is red-tipped, adding a welcome pop of colour.
Flip it over and you’ll see an engraved caseback that speaks to the timepiece’s heritage inspiration; 1 960s embossed family crest featuring a swan, symbolising CFB’s hometown of Lucerne, and a beech tree, which represents the Bucherer family. It’s underscored by the date of the manufacture’s foundation in 1888.
Each of the rose gold variants is limited to 88 examples and is priced at approx. $30,000, while the stainless steel versions have been produced in a run of 188 each and are priced at approx. $8300.
From $8300; carl-f-bucherer.com
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