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What do you think of: Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral ?

  1. Mauzer

    Mauzer Jan 6, 2020

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    Besides selling watches, the Bucherer group is also making watches.
    They don't just stamping their name on the dials, but are actually making their own movements.

    One of these watches is the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral:
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    Pictures from Hodinkee: https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/t...-house-technically-unique-attractively-priced .

    Ok, I'm not a huge fan of "Bucherer" on the dial, apparently so are you by starting this topic: https://omegaforums.net/threads/how-come-bucherer-is-generally-un-loved.28173/
    However I do like the technical aspects of the Manero Peripheral watch.

    I don't understand everything Hondikee writes, like:
    "The use of a special system for isolating the regulator and balance spring stud carrier from shock – a system which in theory means the regulation of the watch shouldn't drift between service intervals."
    But I do understand that Bucherer made a manufacture movement with peripheral rotor, they even claim it is the first peripheral rotor movement "to be produced in series", but the movements has some nice technical developments, like "a very interesting piece of engineering, with a sophisticated bearing system for the rotor, a distinctive design in terms of bridge configuration and finishing" .

    And the movement does look nice, doesn't it?
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    I think it's quite nice to that Bucherer is able to 1)make their own movement 2) Be able to "add" a feature not used so much 3) Create a different face/finish of the movement.

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    After a bit of reading about this watch, I'm becoming more and more enthousiast about a watch and brand, that I wasn't expecting.

    SO: What do you think?:thumbsup::thumbsdown:

    Some links for additional information:
    - Monochrome also had a nice interview with the CEO of Carl F. Bucherer:
    https://monochrome-watches.com/video-in-depth-look-inside-carl-f-bucherer/
    - Hodinkee visited the Manufactuur a year ago:
    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/a...-look-inside-the-double-peripheral-tourbillon
    - Official site of Carl F. Bucherer:
    https://www.carl-f-bucherer.com/en/watches/manero-peripheral-00-10917-08-33-01
     
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  2. Evitzee

    Evitzee Jan 6, 2020

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    They are a quality watch, no doubt about that. In this particular example the sub-seconds dial is riding a bit high for my taste. Using a too small of movement in a large case will do that.
     
  3. Canuck

    Canuck Jan 6, 2020

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    Many years ago (mid 1960s, Seiko produced an auto wind movement with a peripheral rotor. This was early in the history of the brand in North America. I only ever saw one movement with that rotor. I have seen a Patek with a peripheral rotor. And I have a picture in my photo files of a Swiss FHF movement with peripheral rotor.

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  4. Mauzer

    Mauzer Jan 7, 2020

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    That is exactly the same as what I thought! Movement, with its story and development behind it, makes a lot up, though.
     
  5. Speedmasterfan88

    Speedmasterfan88 Jan 7, 2020

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    The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT uses a peripheral rotor too, and is a regular production watch.

    https://www.thenakedwatchmaker.com/decon-bulgari-chronograph

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    Re: Bucherer:

    I like the styling. The name on the dial could be a bit smaller or maybe just in form of a CFB Logo.

    Interesting piece, but not my cup of tea as I lean more towards sport / tool Watches.

    Cheers,

    Max
     
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  6. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Jan 8, 2020

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    At the other end of the scale, I believe the Swatch System 51 also uses a peripheral rotor.