This watch is the first in a series of limited editions inspired by the legacy …
Earlier this year, during the Baselworld Fair in Switzerland, Carl F. Bucherer introduced the new tourbillon mechanism, CFB T3000. It’s an incredible watchmaking venture that uses a peripherally mounted turbine cage that looks like it floats in the dial because it does not need bridges. The Swiss watch brand began to use the automatic peripheral winding watch system in 2008, with its CFB A2000 mechanism that has a COSC certificate, which uses major brands like Breguet and Jaeger-LeCoultre.
“We were the first company in the world to successfully produce this mechanism,” Carl F. Bucherer CEP Sascha Moeri told a crowd of journalists in New York. “There were other companies that worked on this peripheral system, but no one had succeeded with it before.” Now, this watch brand takes this technology and presents the Heritage Tourbillon Double Peripheral Limited Edition – a timepiece that uses exactly this turbine, while inspired by the history of the brand, it has a back cover with a hand-engraved image of the city of Lucerne and its landmark Chapel Bridge.
This engraving, which takes from two to four weeks to complete on each timepiece, comes with special rendering that is visible only with the help of a magnifier. The timepieces are decorated with a miniature swan that swims in a lake under the bridge. What makes this engraving so special is the position of the swan in the lake, because every watch will get a swab in the other part of the lake in order for the timers to differ from one another. As only 88 pieces will be produced, there will be 88 different swans. This number is a homage to the history of the company, which was founded in 1888 in Lucerne. The price of one model, which is also designed as a homage, is $88,888.