This week at Baselworld 2018, the world’s biggest watch and jewellery show, innovative pioneers of the horological industry, Carl F. Bucherer introduced the Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral, as a new addition to their elegant Manero collection of wristwatches.
View From Above…And Below – The Carl F. Bucherer Manero Double Peripheral
Once Upon A Movement
It’s almost impossible to say anything about the Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral without first making some mention of its spectacular automatic movement. Specially designed, engineered and developed in-house by Carl F. Bucherer, the brand new CFB T3000 caliber is the result of several years of tireless research and development by the brand.
The movement is certainly the star of the Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral and the watch, as its name suggests has a tourbillon which is given pride of place at 12 o’clock. Thanks to Carl F. Bucherer’s exclusive technology, the tourbillon cage is held in place by three ball-bearings which are placed peripherally. This makes the tourbillon appear to be floating within the movement and gives the wearer a view of the impressive mechanism from above and from below.
The tourbillon also has a second hand which can be stopped at will, allowing the timepiece to be set accurately to the second.
Framing A Masterpiece
To house the exceptional CFB T3000 caliber movement, and show-off the ‘floating’ tourbillon without too many obstruction, Carl F. Bucherer has adopted a classically chic approach to the design and execution of the Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral.
The 43mm round case of this timepiece is crafted from 18K rose gold and features convex sapphire crystal on the front and back, which allows a clear view of the Geneva stripes pattern etched onto the back of the movement.
The silver dial has rose gold appliqued indexes and displays the hours, minutes and small seconds as well as the tourbillon and the stop-seconds function. With a hand-stitched Louisiana alligator leather case in a dark shade of brown, the Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral is a marvel of understated sophistication that leaves powerful impression.
HOT Verdict: A world first to commemorate 130 years of tradition – A classic innovation.