Classical Masterpiece: The Carl F. Bucherer Manero Chronoperpetual

Just as there are those for whom the charms of a vintage Bentley R-Type, or the discreet elegance of a classic, drape-cut Saville Row suit are to be preferred to the ostentation of an Italian road-shark or the latest kilt-and-Hellraiser mashup from Thom Browne (go look if you don’t believe me) so for many in the world of watchmaking, the greatest pleasures are to be found in the intelligent execution of a classical complication, with particularizing details, in the time-honored idioms ofhaute horlogerie. For those whose hearts beat to a classical rhythm, we present the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Perpetual.

A name less well known in the United States than it deserves, Carl F. Bucherer began as a carriage-trade jeweler and purveyor of luxury watches in Switzerland in 1888, where the firm’s still headquartered today.  For many decades, it’s retailed watches under its own name and in recent years has even undertaken the extraordinary step of creating one of the most technically advanced movements in watchmaking, the CFB calibre A1000 and related family of complicated watches.

It has also, however, kept a strong hand of watches made with the timeless good taste one might expect from a firm with a legacy and history of unostentatious excellence and integrity, and one of its newest examples of its mastery of the art of the classical watch is the Manero ChronoPerpetual.