If Carl F. Bucherer is these days predominantly known for its spearheading utilization of the fringe rotor – see our inside and out article here – the brand has more to bring to the table than this. The furthest down the line expansion to the Carl F. Bucherer Heritage assortment is a tribute to the 1950s in regards to its plan however is a cutting edge take on watchmaking, as it combines a programmed chronograph with the reasonableness of an annual schedule. Meet the Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Chrono BiCompax Annual.
The plan of the Heritage Chrono BiCompax Annual didn’t emerge out of nowhere. It is, in fact, propelled by a 1956 chronograph delivered by the brand. As per the brand, this watch had “curved lines, a fragile 34mm case combined with the extended chronograph press catches giving the watch a lively look, while gold plating added a hint of elegance”. Its dial featured a balanced BiCompax plan. Every one of these fixings served the watchmakers at Carl F. Bucherer as motivation for the Heritage BiCompax Annual – a cutting edge reevaluation of the first classic.
The new model embraces more contemporary codes with a bigger (still sensible) 41mm distance across. However, the plan of the case, with its bended lines, the profoundly domed sapphire gem and the prolonged press catches for the chronograph unmistakably have that 1950s retro feel. The carries are flimsy and combine brushed and cleaned surfaces for a unique look. Because of the rather complex programmed development, the case is on the thick side, with a tallness of 14.05mm.
The Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Chrono BiCompax Annual will be accessible in two different releases, each restricted to 888 pieces. The first one is a work of art, lively interpretation of the chronograph, with its silver dial featuring dark markings and sub-counters (kind of Panda-like). It is worn on an advanced embellished dark elastic strap.
The second form of the Heritage Chrono BiCompax Annual is more rich and features shading codes that are unforgettable to the brand. The case combines steel and rose gold components – bezel, crown and pushers – and the dial features an unpretentious two-tone conspire, with rose sub-dials over a champagne foundation. This more sumptuous model is worn on a Cognac-earthy colored, vintage-style leather strap.
As you may have seen, the dial of the Cognac Heritage Chrono BiCompax Annual features various signs. Other than the chronograph, its tachymeter scale encompassing the dial, and the two-register show, this watch likewise demonstrates the date on account of a twofold digit window and the month in a little opening somewhere in the range of 4 and 5 o’clock.
Best of all, these date and month signs are overseen by an annual schedule, implying that it will require just a single change each year. An annual schedule naturally considers the months with 30 or 31 days and just should be physically cutting-edge toward the finish of February. A commonsense variant of the schedule sign. The watch is fueled by a programmed development (ETA based) with a 42-hour power save. It is noticeable through a sapphire caseback.
The Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Chrono BiCompax Annual is a restricted release of 888 pieces in each metal, estimated at CHF 6,900 (steel) and CHF 10,500 (steel and gold). More subtleties at www.carl-f-bucherer.com .