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Carl F. Bucherer Launch CFB Capsule Collection Featuring Their Greatest Hits

Carl F Bucherer CFB Capsule Collection

This year marks Carl F. Bucherer’s 135th anniversary and to celebrate they’ve taken a look back at some of their greatest hits in the new CFB Capsule Collection. The collection consists of five of their most popular modern watches, like the Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral, reimagined with a forged carbon or DLC twist.

Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Black

Carl F Bucherer Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Black

The Manero is Carl F. Bucherer’s flagship model and over the years it’s featured almost any complication you care to think of. So it’s little surprise that four out of the five watches in the CFB Capsule Collection are Maneros. One of the firm favourites in the collection is this, the Tourbillon Double Peripheral, now presented in a forged carbon case with a pitch black dial. It’s powered by the CFB T3000 automatic calibre with a peripheral rotor and floating tourbillon.

Carl F Bucherer Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Black

Price & Specs

  • Ref: 00.10920.16.33.01|
  • Case/dial: 43.10mm diameter x 12.30mm thickness, forged carbon fibre case with titanium container, deep black matte dial|
  • Water resistance: 30m (3 bar)|
  • Movement: CFB calibre T3000, automatic, 33 jewels|
  • Power reserve: 65h|
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, tourbillon|
  • Strap: Hybrid rubber with carbon texture, DLC coated titanium and stainless steel pin lock folding clasp|
  • Price/availability: £46,000, limited to 30 pieces

Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar Black

Carl F Bucherer Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar Black

Following in the style of the Capsule Collection, the Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar also has a new forged carbon case and a black dial. The dark colourway really emphasises the moonphase complication at 6 o’clock with its twin white gold moons that seems to glow against the inky dial. Inside is the A2055 automatic calibre, which with the perpetual calendar means the watch won’t need adjusting until the year 2100.

Carl F Bucherer Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar Black

Price & Specs

  • Ref: 00.10916.16.33.01|
  • Case/dial: 41.6mm diameter x 12.49mm thickness, forged carbon fibre case with titanium container, deep black matte dial|
  • Water resistance: 30m (3 bar)|
  • Movement: CFB calibre A2055, automatic, COSC-certified, 33 jewels|
  • Power reserve: 55h|
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, perpetual calendar, leap year, moon phase|
  • Strap: Hybrid rubber with milky way texture, DLC coated titanium and stainless steel pin lock folding clasp|
  • Price/availability: £27,800, limited to 30 pieces

Manero Peripheral BigDate Black

Carl F Bucherer Manero Peripheral BigDate Black

The Manero Peripheral BigDate is a classic. Reading this article, you may have noticed Carl F. Bucherer’s penchant for using the term “peripheral,” it is after all their speciality. The concept of it is that by restructuring a movement in specific ways, such as having a rotor that circumnavigates the edge of the calibre rather a wedge fitted to the back, movements can be more aesthetic to look at and also thinner. Giving it both a style and practical purpose. The BigDate Black combines that with their oversized date display on a black dial, housed in a carbon and titanium case.

Carl F Bucherer Manero Peripheral BigDate Black

Price & Specs

  • Ref: 00.10926.16.33.01|
  • Case/dial: 41.6mm diameter x 12.82mm thickness, forged carbon fibre case with titanium container, deep black matte dial|
  • Water resistance: 30m (3 bar)|
  • Movement: CFB calibre A2011 automatic, 33 jewels|
  • Power reserve: 55h|
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, weekday and power reserve indicator|
  • Strap: Hybrid rubber with brushed texture, DLC coated titanium and stainless steel pin lock folding clasp|
  • Price/availability: £20,000, limited to 188 pieces

Manero Flyback Black

Carl F Bucherer Manero Flyback Black

One of my personal favourite Carl F. Bucherer watches is the Manero Flyback, which is why the CFB Capsule Collection Manero Flyback Black is the one I’d pick from the five. Unlike the three watches above, this one has a steel case with a black DLC coating instead of carbon. It gives the piece a smoother appearance with clean lines that suits the chronograph display. Since it’s already a busy watch, the unique pattern of carbon might overwhelm it, a wise choice from CFB. Plus, it also means the Manero Flyback Black isn’t a limited edition like the carbon members of the collection so it’s more accessible.

Carl F Bucherer Manero Flyback Black

Price & Specs

  • Ref: 00.10919.12.33.01|
  • Case/dial: 43mm diameter x 14.45mm thickness, DLC coated stainless steel case, deep black matte dial|
  • Water resistance: 30m (3 bar)|
  • Movement: CFB calibre 1970, automatic, 25 jewels|
  • Power reserve: 42h|
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, tachymeter, flyback chronograph|
  • Strap: Hybrid rubber with pyramid texture, DLC coated titanium and stainless steel pin lock folding clasp|
  • Price/availability: £6,200

Heritage BiCompax Annual Black

Carl F Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Black

The Heritage Bicompax Black with its stealthy DLC case makes for a stark contrast next to the colourful Hometown Editions of last year. The dark coating on the case suits the chunky pushers and gives the watch a serious, sporty appearance. Intriguingly, with the white Arabic numerals and hands, it’s reminiscent of a military style field chronograph, although the typography doesn’t particularly lean in that direction.

Carl F Bucherer Manero Flyback Black

Price & Specs

  • Ref: 00.10803.12.32.01|
  • Case/dial: 41mm diameter x 14.5mm thickness, DLC coated stainless steel case, deep black matte dial|
  • Water resistance: 30m (3 bar)|
  • Movement: CFB calibre 1972, automatic, 47 jewels|
  • Power reserve: 42h|
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, annual calendar, tachymeter, chronograph|
  • Strap: Hybrid rubber with Cloud de Paris texture, DLC coated titanium and stainless steel pin lock folding clasp|
  • Price/availability: £6,800

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Michael Sonsino

As Digital Editor for Oracle Time, Michael needs an eye for detail, which makes it a good thing that his twin joys in life are miniatures and watches. He's a lifelong fan of fine timepieces, especially those of a more historic nature - if it has a twist of Art Deco, all the better. Recent purchase: Seiko Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretation. Grail watch: Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921.